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Schwyz
Schwyz

Schwyz

The lively town of Schwyz, capital of the canton with the same name, is home to the Forum of Swiss History and important founding documents of the Swiss Confederation. Schwyz and the area surrounding it, is famous for its cherry blossom and numerous cherry specialities. And Schwyz is also where the famous Swiss army penknives come from.
Switzerland owes its name and coat of arms to the town of Schwyz located between Lake Lucerne and the small Lake Lauerz. In 1291 the cantons of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden entered into an alliance, and in 1315, by winning the Battle of Morgarten, they managed to drive out the Austrians. The Museum of the Swiss Charters houses the most important documents of the early Swiss confederacy, including the confederation's founding document. And the Forum of Swiss History provides an opportunity for a multi-media experience of everyday life between 1300 and 1800.

The people of Schwyz have not always been prosperous. From the 16th century onwards many of the canton's men were forced to serve as soldiers in foreign armies. They proved to be brave warriors, frequently returning home wealthy and in a position to build the proud houses which to this day are a feature of the town of Schwyz. A few individual Schwyz houses, such as the Hofstatt Ital Reding dating from 1609, are among the most magnificent secular buildings in Switzerland.

Schwyz is also where the world-famous Swiss penknives come from: in excess of 60'000 of the red all-rounders and further 60'000 kitchen knifes leave production daily.

Summer

The impressive summits of the two legendary peaks immediately above Schwyz, the long-drawn-out ridge of the Rigi, famous "Queen of Mountains", or the nearby mountain holiday resort of Stoos with the Fronalpstock are just two among many mountain experiences available in the region. Schwyz is furthermore the gateway to the Muota Valley, a wild Karst mountain valley.

Along 'Cherry Street', or Kirschstrasse, which runs through the hilly lakescape of the Alpine foothills and features a great many cherry tree orchards runs from Lucerne, via Zug and Schwyz, all the way to Brunnen on Lake Lucerne there are several opportunities to tour distilleries. Thanks to its central location, Schwyz is a good starting point for excursions to the most beautiful destinations of early Switzerland.

Winter

The Mythen mountains are surrounded by the two sun-drenched family ski areas Sattel-Hochstuckli and Mythen Region. The family-friendly ski resort of Stoos-Fronalpstock is located above Schwyz. The Sattel-Hochstuckli winter sports region near Rothenturm boasting a rotating cablecar is also nearby.

Highlights

  • Schwyz townscape - the fabulous village square surrounded by the dominating parish church, town hall and manor houses is regarded as one of the most beautiful squares in Switzerland.
  • The Museum of the Swiss Charters - the founding document of the three first member cantons and other documents are exhibited here.
  • Kirschstrasse – features everything from cherry blossom to distilled kirsch produced in the demonstration distillers along ‘Kirsch Street’.
The lively town of Schwyz, capital of the canton with the same name, is home to the Forum of Swiss History and important founding documents of the Swiss Confederation. Schwyz and the area surrounding it, is famous for its cherry blossom and numerous cherry specialities. And Schwyz is also where the famous Swiss army penknives come from.
Switzerland owes its name and coat of arms to the town of Schwyz located between Lake Lucerne and the small Lake Lauerz. In 1291 the cantons of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden entered into an alliance, and in 1315, by winning the Battle of Morgarten, they managed to drive out the Austrians. The Museum of the Swiss Charters houses the most important documents of the early Swiss confederacy, including the confederation's founding document. And the Forum of Swiss History provides an opportunity for a multi-media experience of everyday life between 1300 and 1800.

The people of Schwyz have not always been prosperous. From the 16th century onwards many of the canton's men were forced to serve as soldiers in foreign armies. They proved to be brave warriors, frequently returning home wealthy and in a position to build the proud houses which to this day are a feature of the town of Schwyz. A few individual Schwyz houses, such as the Hofstatt Ital Reding dating from 1609, are among the most magnificent secular buildings in Switzerland.

Schwyz is also where the world-famous Swiss penknives come from: in excess of 60'000 of the red all-rounders and further 60'000 kitchen knifes leave production daily.

Summer

The impressive summits of the two legendary peaks immediately above Schwyz, the long-drawn-out ridge of the Rigi, famous "Queen of Mountains", or the nearby mountain holiday resort of Stoos with the Fronalpstock are just two among many mountain experiences available in the region. Schwyz is furthermore the gateway to the Muota Valley, a wild Karst mountain valley.

Along 'Cherry Street', or Kirschstrasse, which runs through the hilly lakescape of the Alpine foothills and features a great many cherry tree orchards runs from Lucerne, via Zug and Schwyz, all the way to Brunnen on Lake Lucerne there are several opportunities to tour distilleries. Thanks to its central location, Schwyz is a good starting point for excursions to the most beautiful destinations of early Switzerland.

Winter

The Mythen mountains are surrounded by the two sun-drenched family ski areas Sattel-Hochstuckli and Mythen Region. The family-friendly ski resort of Stoos-Fronalpstock is located above Schwyz. The Sattel-Hochstuckli winter sports region near Rothenturm boasting a rotating cablecar is also nearby.

Highlights

  • Schwyz townscape - the fabulous village square surrounded by the dominating parish church, town hall and manor houses is regarded as one of the most beautiful squares in Switzerland.
  • The Museum of the Swiss Charters - the founding document of the three first member cantons and other documents are exhibited here.
  • Kirschstrasse – features everything from cherry blossom to distilled kirsch produced in the demonstration distillers along ‘Kirsch Street’.

Arrival and return Schwyz

Adresse

Erlebnisregion Mythen
c/o Brunnen Schwyz Marketing AG
Postfach 648
6440 Brunnen
Tel. +41 (0)41 825 00 40
info@brunnen-schwyz.ch
www.erlebnisregion-mythen.ch

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Places of interest

Forum of Swiss History Schwyz
Forum of Swiss History Schwyz
Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation
Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation
Rotenflue cable car
Rotenflue cable car
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Hiking in

Schwyz
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

Schwyz
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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Rigi–Reuss–Klettgau
Rigi–Reuss–Klettgau
Stage 1, Brunnen–Rotkreuz
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Mountain biking in

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