Culture and Tradition

A lot of culture and living traditions characterize the image of Engelberg. For example, if you visit the Benedictine monastery, you will learn a lot about the origins of Engelberg and at the same time be initiated into the art of cheese-making. In the valley museum you will discover historical treasures from earlier times and exciting exhibitions on changing themes.


Since its founding in 1120 A.D. the Benedictine Monastery has greatly influenced the history of this wonderful little town.

For almost 900 years the Benedictine Monastery of Engelberg has shaped the history of Engelberg. As a place of silence and prayer, simple pilgrims as well as crowned heads have been able to experience recreation of body, spirit and soul as guests here. But the monastery is also a place where cultural treasures for more than nine centuries are kept. 

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