For over 900 years, the Benedictine monastery has shaped the history of Engelberg. As a place of silence and prayer, simple pilgrims as well as crowned heads have experienced here as a guest recreation of body, mind and soul. But the monastery is also a place where cultural treasures of more than nine centuries are kept.

900 years of history

Since its foundation in 1120, the abbey has occupied a central position in the Engelberg Valley. Until the French Revolution, the abbot was both spiritual and secular lord of the valley. In 1798, the valley people gained political independence.

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In-house businesses

The Engelberg monastery includes various businesses and areas. Today, the Engelberg monastery operations are largely run by salaried staff, all of whom are highly trained in their respective professions, have a great deal of experience and work very competently.

Monastery carpentry

Kloster joinery offers all that is expected from a modern woodworking company: modern extensions, kitchens, bathrooms, valuable doors and wardrobes, beautiful wooden ceilings and pieces of furniture. Unique pieces of special value in a time characterized by industrial mass production.


In the flower store you will find a wide range of cut flowers, potted plants and accessories.


Engelberg Monastery owes its foundation in 1120 to a reformist awakening in Benedictine monasticism. Concentration on the essential questions of life, stability in a community and solid education were central. The important manuscripts from the Engelberg writing school still bear witness to this today. The monastery sees itself as a school of life.

Monastery wine

The vines of the Engelberg monastery grow in a prime location in Wingreis/Engelberg BE (municipality of Twann). The monastery vintner Beat Burkhardt cultivates the monastery plots ambitiously and with great attention to excellent quality. Terroir wines are produced from grapes that are native to Lake Biel.