You can visit Einsiedeln by rail or by car.
By rail take the train to Arth-Goldau from Zug and from there to Biber-brugg and then the direct train to Einsiedeln. Another option is to take the bus (no 1/9 to Sattel and from there the train to Schindellegi-Feusisberg and from there to Einsiedeln. A third option is the train to Thalwil from there another train to Wädenswil and from there up to Einsiedeln. You could combine these trips as they are all very scenic. For timetables look at www.sbb.ch/en
If you travel by car a very scenic route is to drive to Goldau and from there up to the Sattel and then to Benau or Biberbrugg – Einsiedeln. From the Benau-route you pass the huge ski-jumps. On your way back you also have different choices. One if them to drive to Schendellegi, turn left there and after the village again left in direction of Zug.
Best is if you leave your car in the park house a few meters outside of Einsiedeln and walk back. Visit the church, the Lady Chapel of the Be-nedictine monastery, the Library, The Great Hall, the horse stables and the new shop. Also a little walk down to the village is very nice. Those who come by train will do it from the station to the monastery (all the time walk up).
There are other places to see, like the Panorama, the huge crib, the Diorama. Just follow the signs to find them.
You can get more information at www.einsideln.ch (the English ver-sion of this homepage is under preparation but not available ac-tually).
At Kronenstrasse 1 (walk down the street left side (view direction of the village) from the monastery and turn right at Kronenstrasse there is the “Goldapfel” bakery museum and you can buy old bakery pro-ducts. It takes a little hour to visit and it is really worth it. The entrance is free!
At the Einsiedeln tourist office you can get a little brochure with more information about history etc. You pass it while going the Kronenstrasse.