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Einsiedeln Christmas market

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Einsiedler Weihnachtsmarkt

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Die Stände - Weihnachtsmarkt Einsiedeln

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Einsiedeln Christmas Market is the largest such event in Central Switzerland.

Einsiedeln Christmas market boasts a singular backdrop: Einsiedeln Monastery. Spread out before it are lovingly decorated stalls oozing charm and contributing to the Christmas atmosphere. The tall Christmas tree in the square is a particularly attractive feature.

Events during the Christmas market

Einsiedeln is a-buzz with activity during the market, including numerous Advent concerts and events. The perambulation of St. Nicholas is a long-standing tradition: the eve of the first Sunday of Advent witnesses the blessing of St. Nicholas and his sinister companions, the Schmutzlis, during evening prayers at 5.30 p.m. Children can hardly wait for St. Nicholas and his entourage to leave the abbey through the main doors and hand out little presents.


Opening hours

Sunday to Thursday, 11 a.m. - 7.30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Attention: The Christmas market starts this year on November 29th at 5 p.m.


Visitors are strongly advised to travel to Einsiedeln by public transport. Public transport information: (www.sbb.ch/fahrplan and zvv.ch)


Location and contact

Einsiedler Weihnachtsmarkt
Postfach 7
8840 Einsiedeln