Experience the unique atmosphere of the Benedictine monastery Einsiedeln, led by the Father personally, and sniff in the oldest abbey library in Europe.
The Father greets you and takes you on an exciting journey into the history of the Benedictine monastery Einsiedeln. The tour through the baroque monastery walls invites you to marvel. Architecturally, the monastery is strictly symetrical and houses four courtyards. Admire the monastery church and the choir hall. In the well-known foundation library, you can try the largest, the peculiar scent of ancient, precious books in Europe. This will make every bookmaker’s heart beat faster!
The history of the monastery reaches back to the Benedictine Meinrad in the year 835. The Father knows exciting things about Paracelsus and the founder of the monastery, St. Meinrad. He also likes to answer specific questions about monastic life. What are the main differences of everyday life inside and outside the monastery walls? Learn facts, history and interesting facts about Einsiedeln Abbey, which is internationally recognized as a place of pilgrimage.
Guided tours with the Father are possible at the following times:
08.00 – 11.00 hours
13.30 – 16.15 hours
17.00 – 18.30 hours
Outside these times, we can recommend one of our competent guides.
- Group Size:
- 10 or more guests, open at the top or can be combined with guided tours
of the Sihlsee dam or the ski jump Einsiedeln
- no special requirements for the guests (little heated monastery)
- Time required:
- 90 minutes
- whole year
- Einsiedeln Monastery
- from CHF 29.00 per guest (when booking a maximum group size)
- competent father or guide (in case of large groups several priests or guides)
- VAT, food and drinks
- Flossbauen on Sihlsee, e-bike tour, boat trip, scooter fun, hike to the
mountain hut, igloo building, ice carving, and much more.