The Largest Christmas Crib in the World


Opening times

May 1 to October 31
       1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Advent season to January 6
       1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Entrance fees

Adults5.50 sfr
4.50 sfr
Children2.50 sfr
Museum passesfree


Diorama Bethlehem
Benzigerstrasse 23
CH-8840 Einsiedeln

Tel: +41 - (0)55 412 26 17


Getting there


Einsiedeln is about 40 km south-east of Zurich and can easily be reached by train as well as by car.

Location of Einsiedeln in Switzerland

Journey by Train

The "Schweizerische Süostbahn" will get you from Wädenswil or Pfäffikon (both on the main route Zurich - Sargans/Chur) in 25 minutes to Einsiedeln. From Zurich there is a connection every half hour.

The "Voralpen-Express" (Romanshorn - Lucerne) offers excellent connections to Eastern Switzerland and the lake of Lucerne area.

From the station it is about a 7 min. walk to the abbey square.

Estimated times by train
Zurich50 "St. Gallen1 h 30 "
Basel1 h 50 "Schaffhausen1 h 50 "
Bern2 h 15 "Genf4 h
Lucerne1 h 10 "Lugano2 h 45 "
The timetable of the Swiss Federal Railways will find you the best connection.

Journey by Car

From the highway exits Richterswil and Schindellegi on the A3 (Zurich - Chur) Einsiedeln is reached in less than 15 minutes.

Estimated times by car
Zurich30 "St. Gallen1 h 15 "
Basel1 h 20 "Schaffhausen1 h 05 "
Bern1 h 45 "Genf3 h 25 "
Lucerne45 "Lugano2 h 05 "