The Einsiedeln Panorama represents a monument of Christian art. Transporting the viewer to the Holy Land, the giant painting-in-the-round depicts the Crucifixion of Christ: visitors can expect a journey back in time unlike anything they have ever experienced.
Dating back to the 19th century, the Einsiedeln Panorama is 100 metres in length and 10 metres in height. In 1960 the original Einsiedeln Panorama – painting and building – burned to the ground. It was completely reconstructed and reopened in 1962. The painting-in-the-round, housed in a 12-sided building, is one of the only such monumental paintings in existence in the world.
The panorama places the viewer in the middle of the landscape to stunning effect. The motif is the death of Christ on the cross. The city of Jerusalem at the time of Christ and the crucifixion scene are convincingly portrayed: the artists have made every effort to bring the events of that time to life on the circular canvas.
Explanations are available in the following languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Polish and Croatian.
The Einsiedeln Panorama is just five minutes' walk from Klosterplatz. A spacious car and coach park is provided.
Tip: it makes sense to obtain the Einsiedeln Museum Pass, which offers admission to the Panorama, the Bethlehem Diorama and the Minerals Museum.