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Einsiedeln is a municipality and district in the canton of Schwyz in Switzerland known for its monastery, the Benedictine Einsiedeln Abbey. Einsiedeln is also the birthplace of Paracelsus, a Renaissance physician and alchemist who is credited with first naming zinc. While the town of Einsiedeln is first mentioned in 1073, monastery and the area around were settled earlier. At the time of the foundation of the Abbey, the local hunters and small farmers of the forest placed themselves under the authority of the noble-born Abbot. The surrounding population was known as Waldleute (forest people) because of the forests around the Abbey who encouraged the Waldleute to settle in surrounding villages and begin farming. The alpine valleys were used to raise cattle, which became increasingly more important to the village. By 1250 the major business in the village was breeding and raising cattle. Expansion of grazing land into nearby alpine valleys led to a two century conflict with Schwyz.
Einsiedeln has 8km of Piste and altitudes ranging from 900m to 1113m above sea level. This resort has direct access to 8km of downhill skiing, with 3 individual pistes, served by 5 ski lifts. The ski resort itself is above 1500m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable
There are a few airports within two hours drive, so short ski and snowboard breaks at Einsiedeln are perfect. Zurich Airport is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.
The following airports link this resort to other parts of the world:
There are buses which ply to the resort from the airport listed above. Train options to this resort are also available with trains running from Zurich airport . Trains from other airports may take a longer time to reach the resort. See the public transpoet options bellow:
While many people do use the public transport listed above they can sometimes be time consuming like some train journeys from airports not listed above may take up a long time to reach the resort. You are much better off booking an airport transfer from the airport where you land especially if you are travelling as a group. You will benefit from a shorter journey time and a direct route. You also get the added bonus of travelling in comfort, and of a guaranteed journey that is pre-booked. Airport transfers are also the most cost-effective method of getting to this beautiful ski resort.