Had we not had a little extra time while making our way back to Zurich at the end of a trip in May, 2010, I probably would have never seen the Abbey of Einsiedeln, luckily we did manage to squeeze it in. The town is relatively close to Zurich but feels like it is completely cut-off from the metropolitan area (approximately 40 kilometers). The Abbey is obviously the focal point of the town, but we did have a light lunch in the town which was good (unfortunately I cannot remember the name of the restaurant). As you can see from the photos below, the Abbey is quite impressive from the outside. The inside is also quite striking. Please enjoy!
Abbey of Einsiedeln (*** – Very interesting but probably not worth going extremely far out of your way to see it)
One more picture of the exterior (look for the Nuns walking down the steps)
A view of the city of Einsiedeln, Switzerland from the entrance of the Abbey