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Kloster Einsiedeln

Einsiedeln 8840, Switzerland
+41 55 418 61 11
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Uniquely beautiful

The interior of this church is markedly different from most European churches in its décor. It is... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
Sharon M
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Abingdon, Maryland
Awesomely beautiful church!

Only St. Peter's in Rome can exceed this beautiful church. You see one marvelous statue, painting... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Susan S
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St. Augustine, Florida
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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%
12 May 2017
“Uniquely beautiful”
26 Apr 2017
“Awesomely beautiful church!”
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Einsiedeln 8840, Switzerland
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Reviewed 13 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 15 May 2017

Thank you very much.

Reviewed 27 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 10 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 12 April 2017

Thank you very much.

Reviewed 10 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 12 April 2017

Thank you!

Reviewed 29 March 2017

Like Lourdes, this has health-giving waters from the fountains out front. The inside is just amazing, as is the black madonna, then round back is the shop, stables, etc., truly a magical place...

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KlosterEinsiedeln, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Kloster Einsiedeln, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Thank you for your rating.

Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Easy entry but keeping movements and noise to a minimum I wondered around the Abbey. Very impressive decor, not actually to my taste but it was bold and I thought a little to glamorous. Walked up the hill to the view point from the cross...More

Thank Dee C
KlosterEinsiedeln, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Kloster Einsiedeln, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2017

Thank you very much.

Reviewed 5 March 2017

We go often : there is something unique about this wonderful Benedictine monastery. The fact that there are over 50 monks living here must prove something in this secular day and age. The singing daily of the Salva Regina brings tears to one's eyes. The...More

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KlosterEinsiedeln, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Kloster Einsiedeln, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

The walk was beautiful through the gardens. There were horse stalls with horses bedded in for the night. We could almost transport ourselves to the times of the " montagues" and "Capulets"! A negative point is that There was construction in the front which spoilt...More

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KlosterEinsiedeln, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Kloster Einsiedeln, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Thank you very much.

Reviewed 19 February 2017

Short train ride from Zurich to this beautiful monastery. One has to switch trains.It is so beautifully light and bright. One would not normally associate the colour pink/rose in a church, but this interior was visually stunning. There was so much to see inside. History...More

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KlosterEinsiedeln, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Kloster Einsiedeln, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Thank you very much.

Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Inspiring and quiet place near Zürich and perfect for a 1/2 day excursion. We dropped our child at the children's ski school for few hours and enjoyed a beautiful walk in the sun on snowy slopes and forest. Highlight is clearly the baroque monastery with...More

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KlosterEinsiedeln, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Kloster Einsiedeln, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

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Jerry100739
I would like to know how far from the train to the Abby. Also is there a way to track down a name from the 1920s
5 March 2015|
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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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Jody A
Can someone please tell me the times of day the monks chant. Thank you.
4 February 2015|
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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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