Maria Rickenbach Monastery

Niederrickenbach, Switzerland

Maria Rickenbach Monastery was initially established after a 1528 painting of the Blessed Mother was placed in a hollow maple tree on that site. Subsequently, unable to remove the painting, which came to be considered miraculous, the church and monastery were established around the tree, which is now enclosed by a shrine.

In 1857, a small group of women who wanted to follow a monastic way of life acquired the monastery. There they established the practice of Perpetual Adoration as a part of their life. The monastery is often associated with Engelberg Abbey, under the guidance of which they were established and later became formally incorporated into the Benedictine Order.

It is accessible to the public only by cable car from Niederrickenbach Station on the Luzern–Stans–Engelberg railway line.

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Founded: 1528
Category: Religious sites in Switzerland

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Pius Koch (17 months ago)
sehr schön
Hanspeter Senn (17 months ago)
Einfach schön und voll Natürlich
Beat Niederberger (19 months ago)
Ein wunderbarer Ort zum geniessen, die Aussicht ist Traumhaft
Josef Bättig (19 months ago)
Schöner Ort
Jacqueline von Burg (20 months ago)
Stille, Meditation, Ruhe, einfach schön
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