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Kloster Einsiedeln

Einsiedeln 8840, Switzerland
+41 55 418 61 11
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Gorgeous inside

We were here on a Viking excursion. The inside of this monastery was absolutely beautiful. Wish we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charleader
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Aurora, CO
The most beautiful church

I have traveled Europe and have seen many architectural masterpieces. This is definitely one of... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Linda V
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This 1,000-year-old monastery a short drive from the city is home to the Black Madonna Shrine, an important pilgrimage destination.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Einsiedeln 8840, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here on a Viking excursion. The inside of this monastery was absolutely beautiful. Wish we could have taken photos although photos probably wouldn't do it justice.

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KlosterEinsiedeln, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Kloster Einsiedeln, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you.

Reviewed 11 October 2017

I have traveled Europe and have seen many architectural masterpieces. This is definitely one of them. Hidden in Swiss Alps, in a small village called Einsiedeln. The interior will strike you with light and warmth the walls are passing to its visitors. Have been there...More

Thank Linda V
KlosterEinsiedeln, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Kloster Einsiedeln, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you!

Reviewed 22 September 2017

It beats the churches in Rome (for the ceilings), Austria (for the pulpits), Silverstream in Co Meath (for the number of Benedictine monks in the community) and Fatima (for the Black Madonna grotto). No cameras are allowed, but you won't miss them. Put it alongside...More

Thank KieronWood
KlosterEinsiedeln, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Kloster Einsiedeln, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Wow. Thank you!

Reviewed 13 September 2017

The outside is stunning but make sure you get chance to look inside. The interior is incredible... our visitors where completely overwhelmed.

Thank L E
KlosterEinsiedeln, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Kloster Einsiedeln, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Thank you very much.

Reviewed 3 August 2017

Einsiedeln is considered by many to be the most important pilgrimage destination dedicated to the Virgin Mary in Switzerland. It is truly an extraordinary experience, and I was so impressed with the elaborate Baroque interior of the Church. I opted for the 90 minute tour...More

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KlosterEinsiedeln, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Kloster Einsiedeln, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Thank you.

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Don't miss the salve Regina, especially toward the end when the monks sing The traditional salve Regina after procession through church

Thank Marina B
KlosterEinsiedeln, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Kloster Einsiedeln, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Thank you for your recommendation.

Reviewed 12 May 2017

The interior of this church is markedly different from most European churches in its décor. It is truly breath-taking. Unfortunately, photography is not allowed inside. The most prominent feature upon entering is the octagonal room in which the Black Madonna can be found. The clothing...More

Thank Sharon M
KlosterEinsiedeln, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Kloster Einsiedeln, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Thank you very much.

Reviewed 26 April 2017

Only St. Peter's in Rome can exceed this beautiful church. You see one marvelous statue, painting, or mosaic after another. The Black Madonna has a place of honor. Outside is a shrine with healing waters and stables where the monks are trying to preserve a...More

Thank Susan S
KlosterEinsiedeln, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Kloster Einsiedeln, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Thank you very much!

Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The church is really big and beautiful. Its a place to go fast(because there is not so much things to see) but is really worthful and special.

Thank Carolina R
KlosterEinsiedeln, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Kloster Einsiedeln, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thank you very much.

Reviewed 9 April 2017

the church is solemn with simple architecture outside and elaborate decorations in the inside. perfect for travelers who seeks soul searching.

Thank Hero H
KlosterEinsiedeln, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Kloster Einsiedeln, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thank you!

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Jerry100739
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Response from KlosterEinsiedeln | Property representative |
Sorry for the late answer: It is a walk of around 10 minutes from the train Station to the monastery.
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Sonn- und Feiertage 06.15 Uhr Eucharistiefeier (Gnadenkapelle) 07.15 Uhr Morgengebet/Laudes (Oberer Chor) 08.00 Uhr Eucharistiefeier (Gnadenkapelle) 09.30 Uhr Konventamt (Klosterkirche) 11.00 Uhr Pilgermesse... More
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