Cycling in Switzerland

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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 5, Einsiedeln–Schwyz
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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 6, Schwyz–Stans
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Pragelpass-Weg
Pragelpass-Weg
Stage 1, Schwyz–Muotathal
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Ibergeregg–Sattelegg–Linth
Ibergeregg–Sattelegg–Linth
Stage 1, Schwyz–Einsiedeln (Willerzell)
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Suworow-Route
Suworow-Route
Stage 1, Schwyz–Glarus
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Säuliamt–Schwyz
Säuliamt–Schwyz
Stage 2, Zug–Schwyz
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North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 3, Luzern–Flüelen
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 4, Flüelen–Sörenberg
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Rigi–Reuss–Klettgau
Rigi–Reuss–Klettgau
Stage 1, Brunnen–Rotkreuz
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Biking in the surroundings

Panorama Bike
Panorama Bike
Bahnentour Mythenregion–Hoch-Ybrig
Rigi Tour
Schwyzer Tour
Brunnen Tour
Fronalp Tour
Schwyz
Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation

Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation

This museum is a history museum owned by the Canton of Schwyz. The exhibition shown in the museum explores both the history of the Old Swiss Confederacy and the many myths associated with that history. At the heart of the exhibition is the famed Federal Charter of 1291, which was long believed to be the founding document of the Swiss Confederation.
The Swiss Charter of Confederation of the communities Schwyz, Uri, and Nidwalden dating back to the beginning of August 1291 is a unique document, which has become very important for Switzerland's national history. In the Middle Ages, however, it played a completely different role from the one it finally attained in the Swiss national state of the 19th and 20th century. The Museum of Swiss Charters shows the life story of the charter. The building that houses the Museum is in effect also part of the exhibition. Built in 1936, it clearly reflects the essence of Spiritual Defence that dominated the mood in Switzerland at the time of the Second World War. The Museum of the Swiss Charters was then still a national place of pilgrimage, where the Federal Charter of 1291 was worshipped as a founding document on the “Altar of the Fatherland”.

The original documents exhibited in the Museum of the Swiss Charters help to illustrate the varied history of the Old Swiss Confederacy, which was characterised by conflicts and divisions, compromise and cooperation. The Museum also holds a unique collection of flags, which includes the flags of the famous Battles of Morgarten and Sempach and shows the evolution of the Swiss cross. Other themes include the “evil bailiffs”, the battles of liberation, heroes, and the Oath of Rütli. Since the 16th century, these myths have had a major influence on the writing of history, politics and Switzerland’s perception and understanding of itself. A central aspect of the exhibition is again the history of the Federal Charter of 1291.

Guided tours for groups give an informative general overview or take a closer look at specific specialist topics or themes. Drinks and light refreshments are served in the Museum café. The Museum shop stocks carefully selected publications relating to the history of Switzerland.
This museum is a history museum owned by the Canton of Schwyz. The exhibition shown in the museum explores both the history of the Old Swiss Confederacy and the many myths associated with that history. At the heart of the exhibition is the famed Federal Charter of 1291, which was long believed to be the founding document of the Swiss Confederation.
The Swiss Charter of Confederation of the communities Schwyz, Uri, and Nidwalden dating back to the beginning of August 1291 is a unique document, which has become very important for Switzerland's national history. In the Middle Ages, however, it played a completely different role from the one it finally attained in the Swiss national state of the 19th and 20th century. The Museum of Swiss Charters shows the life story of the charter. The building that houses the Museum is in effect also part of the exhibition. Built in 1936, it clearly reflects the essence of Spiritual Defence that dominated the mood in Switzerland at the time of the Second World War. The Museum of the Swiss Charters was then still a national place of pilgrimage, where the Federal Charter of 1291 was worshipped as a founding document on the “Altar of the Fatherland”.

The original documents exhibited in the Museum of the Swiss Charters help to illustrate the varied history of the Old Swiss Confederacy, which was characterised by conflicts and divisions, compromise and cooperation. The Museum also holds a unique collection of flags, which includes the flags of the famous Battles of Morgarten and Sempach and shows the evolution of the Swiss cross. Other themes include the “evil bailiffs”, the battles of liberation, heroes, and the Oath of Rütli. Since the 16th century, these myths have had a major influence on the writing of history, politics and Switzerland’s perception and understanding of itself. A central aspect of the exhibition is again the history of the Federal Charter of 1291.

Guided tours for groups give an informative general overview or take a closer look at specific specialist topics or themes. Drinks and light refreshments are served in the Museum café. The Museum shop stocks carefully selected publications relating to the history of Switzerland.

Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation

Adresse

Bundesbriefmuseum Schwyz
Bahnhofstrasse 20
6430 Schwyz
Tel. +41 (0)41 819 20 64
bundesbriefmuseum@sz.ch
www.bundesbrief.ch

Services

Places

Haggenegg
Haggenegg
Schwyz
Schwyz
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Accommodation

Hirschen Backpackers.Hotel.Pub...
Hirschen Backpackers.Hotel.Pub...
Schwyz
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Hiking in the surroundings

ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 5, Einsiedeln–Schwyz
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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 6, Schwyz–Stans
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Pragelpass-Weg
Pragelpass-Weg
Stage 1, Schwyz–Muotathal
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Cycling in the surroundings

Ibergeregg–Sattelegg–Linth
Ibergeregg–Sattelegg–Linth
Stage 1, Schwyz–Einsiedeln (Willerzell)
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Suworow-Route
Suworow-Route
Stage 1, Schwyz–Glarus
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Säuliamt–Schwyz
Säuliamt–Schwyz
Stage 2, Zug–Schwyz
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North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 3, Luzern–Flüelen
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 4, Flüelen–Sörenberg
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Rigi–Reuss–Klettgau
Rigi–Reuss–Klettgau
Stage 1, Brunnen–Rotkreuz
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Biking in the surroundings

Panorama Bike
Panorama Bike
Bahnentour Mythenregion–Hoch-Ybrig
Rigi Tour
Schwyzer Tour
Brunnen Tour
Fronalp Tour