Einsiedeln Abbey

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Easter Vigil at the Abbey

Monastery 2011- Photo Roger Kamber

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The Abby's Church

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The Einsiedeln Abbey extends over a thousand year history. At the heart of the abbey is the abbey church where the monks gather daily for church service.
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Lady Chapel / Black Madonna

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Whoever enters the church will stand in a big, octagonal room and will see right in front of her-himself the Lady of the Chapel made out of black marble. It is the prayer site of the first Meinrad of Einsiedeln.
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Lady Fountain

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The Lady Fountain is located in the center of the square. Many of the pilgrims drink from it. The fourteen taps equate to the Fourteen Holy Helpers. The water of the Saint Meinrad is attributed to having a healing effect.
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Abbey Library

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The Abbey Library stores handwritings and books that reach back till the foundation of the abbey in the 10th century.
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The Great Hall

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This baroque ceremonial hall was once the welcome hall of the prince-abbot. Today the hall is used regularly for concerts and exhibitions. Attached to this hall is a collection of string instruments.
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Salve Regina

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The monks of the abbey worship daily at 16.30 o’clock, say the Vesper and sing afterwards in the Lady Chapel the polyphonic Salve Regina.
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Stable / Horse Breeding

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The stable of the Abbey is considered the home of the oldest horse breed in Europe.
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Way of the Cross

An Invitation for Meditation
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To walk on the Einsiedeln Way of the Cross has become an unforgettable experience for many pilgrims.
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Old Mill

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In the past the “Old Mill” provided the Einsiedeln Abbey with flour. In the auditorium you can watch the 30 minute film and slide presentation “Underway Searching God” (Life in the Benedictine Abbey).
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Abbey Shop

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Visitors will find a great selection of attractive offers in the abbey shop.
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