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Festung Etzel Ost

The Etzel Ost fortress was built as part of the Réduit during the Second World War inside the Etzel. The army wanted to ensure that at least part of Switzerland could be held. The once secret fortress had the task of blocking access via the old pilgrimage route to Einsiedeln.
On a guided tour (duration 1 hour), the history of the Réduit in World War II is conveyed to the public. You will find out who should be stopped where and you can guess what the armies did at that time. Discover the fortress with the machine gun combat stands, the command wing, the accommodation wing and the various side rooms (radio niches, engine room, ammunition niche).

Welcome!

This museum greets you in the following languages: D
Opening 2019

Etzel Ost Fortress
Etzel Ost Fortress
Entrance (1994)
Entrance (1994)
Floor plan of the entire plant
Floor plan of the entire plant
  • History
    History
  • Technology
    Technology

Location of the museum

Etzel 19
8847 Egg SZ

Location/directions

Parking lot below the restaurant St. Meinrad, Etzel 12, 8847 Egg SZ Ascent to the fortress (towards Etzel Kulm) approx. 10 minutes (hiking trail)

Open

Guides:
November 2022 to April 2023:
Reduced winter operation, guided tours only after registration via e-mail: info@bexi.ch

Admission

Adults: CHF 10.-
Young people (6-16 years): CHF 8.-
Children (under 6) accompanied by an adult: Free

Contact

Festung Etzel Ost
Etzel 19
8847 Egg SZ
079 239 83 76 Telephone
info@bexi.ch
http://www.bexi.ch/
  • Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
    Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
  • Parking
    Parking
  • Children and family-friendly
    Children and family-friendly
  • Partially wheelchair accessible
    Partially wheelchair accessible
  • Good accessibility with public transport
    Good accessibility with public transport