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The small village of EINSIEDELN, in the hills of northern Schwyz 25km northeast of Brunnen, has been Switzerland’s
most important site of pilgrimage for a thousand years, and still draws a quarter of a million devout believers every year.
The village itself is utterly unremarkable, but the mighty Benedictine Kloster (monastery) which dominates it is
exceptional, and worth a detour whether you’re drawn by faith or curiosity.