Einsiedeln Abbey

For many pilgrims, Einsiedeln Abbey is one of the most important places of pilgrimage on the Swiss Way of St. James.

The magnificent baroque monastery building and the Chapel of Grace with the Black Madonna are the main attractions that many visitors come to see in Einsiedeln. The Salve Regina, a choral song in several voices, is sung in the chapel every day at 4.30pm. Guided tours of the monastery library, with its century-old book culture, are held daily. The monastery has bred its own horses since the Middle Ages; parts of the stables of the “Cavalli della Madonna” are open to the public.

Tours of the monastery are available daily, organized by Einsiedeln Tourism.


Those who want to explore the monastery grounds under their own steam can go on the Monkstrail scavenger hunt. On this one-hour trail through the world of the monks, participants discover all kinds of exciting and interesting things about the Abbey.

Opening hours

Open on these days

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Monday 06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 06:00 - 21:00
Thursday 06:00 - 21:00
Friday 06:00 - 21:00
Saturday 06:00 - 21:00
Sunday 07:00 - 21:00


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Distance Travel time
Zürich Main Station 32.2 km 62 min
Zürich Airport 38.8 km 94 min