Mineraliensammlung im DIORAMA
A remarkable little museum!
Discover two exhibitions under one roof: The DIORAMA houses the private mineral collection of the Dr. Adelrich Eberle from Einsiedeln: 1,200 magnificent exhibits from all over the world, from Alpine quartz to magnificent crystals from South America and China. A special feature is our fluorescence cabinet: In ultraviolet light some minerals, which are rather inconspicuous in daylight, reveal a fantastic, undreamt-of splendour of colour.
Our famous nativity scene in the same house enchants with over 450 hand-carved figures on 80 m2. The magnificent figures are almost 100 years old.
Small special shows on “Special Objects”. Special offers for groups and schools. Museum shop and small visitor café.
This museum greets you in the following languages: D
Literally all salt comes from the sea. The expensive Himalayan salt and the ordinary road salt, which is mined in the Alps, in Germany or in the Swiss saltworks of Rheinfelden and Bex.
The special show SALT in the DIORAMA Einsiedeln shows drill cores, great salt crystals in many colours, try-it-yourself stations, information on mining, salt species and chemistry. And how salt actually gets into the sea!
The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/E
Thematic cultural asset
Folklore and ethnology
Location of the museumBenzigerstrasse 23
Location/directionsThe DIORAMA is situated about 5 minutes on foot from the Einsiedeln Abbey square. Brown touristic signposts will show you the way. From Einsiedeln train station via mainstreet-Abbey it will take about 15 minutes. With the Car/ Bus: Please note that there is no parking on site. We suggest that you leave your car at a public car park next to the Abbey. Short time parking for busses to let visitors get off available.
OpenMarch to Nov: 13-17 (MON closed)
Dec to Jan: 13-16 (daily)
During Christmas Market 12-17 (daily)
Group visits and tours on appointment
AdmissionThe prices are per exhibition.
Adults: CHF 6
Children up to 14 years: CHF 3
Groups (8 or more persons): CHF 5/ p
Kombi ticket Crib + Minerals: CHF 10
Please note: Swiss Museum Pass, Raiffeisen Member Cards, Einsiedeln Museum Pass and VMS/ ICOM welcome (unless for group fees or guided tours).
ContactMineraliensammlung im DIORAMA
Museum DIORAMA Einsiedeln
055 412 26 17 Telephone
Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
Completely wheelchair accessible