Welcome to Einsiedeln
If you don't know what's there, Einsiedeln can be a bit of a surprise. It's a small town, end of the train line, end of the valley…where is everybody going? They're pilgrims. Pilgrims flock to Einsiedeln, Switzerland’s answer to Lourdes. The story goes that in AD 964 the Bishop of Constance tried to consecrate the original monastery but was halted by a heavenly voice, declaring: ‘Desist. God Himself has consecrated this building.’ A papal order later recognised this as a genuine miracle. Even if you don’t believe in miracles, the fabulously over-the-top interior of the abbey church is a must-see.