Books Around the World: Einsiedeln, Switzerland

So I’ve done a fair bit of traveling, and for some of the places, I tried to get some awesome pictures of books, bookstores, or libraries. Today I have pictures from the library at the Benedictine Abbey in Einsiedeln, Switzerland. Others who have seen these pictures compared the library to the one in Beauty in the Beast. It’s pretty magnificent.

According to the abbey’s website, the library contains 1200 manuscripts, 580 of which were published before 1500!

einsiedeln 1

einsiedeln 3
The ravens are a reference to St. Meinrad of Einsiedeln
einsiedeln 4
Sorry if this picture is a little weird. The reflection is due to a glass case showcasing older books.

einsiedeln 5

einsiedeln 6
The music geek in me was fascinated by these older music books they had on display. With the music history knowledge I have, I would guess that these were written by hand.

einsiedeln 7einsiedeln 8

einsiedeln 2
This is what it looks like just outside the abbey. I used no filters/enhancements on this photo – it is really this vivid in real life!

I hope you enjoyed! Let me know what you thought.

โค Annette


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s