Where is the most beautiful hiking route near Einsiedeln? Its Furggelen!
It is a cottage on the mountain just behind Einsiedeln. You can walk up from different locations. You can start in Brunni, in Unteriberg, Oberiberg or even in Einsiedeln. I prefer the route from Brunni up to Holzegg to Furggelen and from there down to Brunni.
You can do the route in summer and in winter, with skis or with snow shoes. The great thing is the panorama. You see on all sides moutaines: low mountains, high moutains and even some glaciers.
Beginning from October to April SAC is in charge of the cottage. You can even stay there overnight if you want. Its just great!