Abbot Peter and the monks of the Benedictine monastery of Mariastein welcome you cordially
Since 1636, guests from all over the world have been visiting the Benedictine monastery of Mariastein, the most famous place of pilgrimage in northwest Switzerland.
The heart of the monastery is the Shrine. 59 steps lead into the underground grotto with the smiling Madonna. Here, in complete seclusion, pilgrims from all over the world find peace and space, silence and security for the inner monologue and for the intense dialogue with the Holy Mother of God. The Mother of Consolation of Mariastein gives shelter and comfort, she gives energy and courage - her unique power rests on the legend of «Mary in the rock».
Events in English
Christmas Market in Mariastein
On the 14th and 15th of December 2019 the monastery will host its own Christmas market for the third time ever. Come and join us for a cup of hot mulled wine and browse through a beautiful selection of home- and handmade goods! Local producers as well as brothers and sisters from 14 monasterys will be happy to show you their products.
Mary, until January 7, 2020
Exhibition on Display in the Chapel of Saint Joseph in Mariastein/Switzerland
Cycle of Paintings by the Artist Stella Radicati
showing the life of Mary, the mother of God
Medicinal- and Kitchen-herb Garden
It is regarded as a tradition for a monastery to cultivate its own herb-garden. The one in Mariastein is located near the old pilgrim hostel «Klosterhotel Kreuz» and is open to the public.
Klosterhotel Kreuz, Paradiesweg 1, 4115 Mariastein