The canton of Schwyz is one of the original Swiss cantons. Here, age-old customs are actively lived.
For example, “Geisslechlöpfe” (whip cracking), alphorn blowing, or Trycheln (ringing huge cow bells very loudly).
Stately manor houses characterize the town of Schwyz (here the Ital Reding Estate).
The canton is also famous for its many mountains and lakes.
Whether by bicycle or on foot: the region has extremely beautiful spots that are perfect for excursions.
From families with children to proficient mountain- or rock-climbers: the region offers something for all levels of ability.
Canton Schwyz is ideally suited to a variety of winter sports.
Whether on skis, on foot, or by toboggan: spectacular views are guaranteed.
The Cradle of Switzerland
The region around Schwyz is the scene of events from the founding history of Switzerland. According to legend, this is where William Tell murdered the evil bailiff, Gessler, and where the Rütli oath laid the foundation for present-day Switzerland. Visitors can follow in Tell’s footsteps by hiking along the Swiss Path, where magnificent panoramic views are guaranteed.
Mountains, Mountains, and More Mountains!
The region around Schwyz is picture-postcard Switzerland. Anyone who loves mountains is spoilt for choice here. Whether the Rigi, Hoch-Ybrig, Stoos with the Fronalpstock, or the Mythen: the pre-Alpine canton of Schwyz offers a highly diverse mountain and lake-strewn landscape of unique beauty.
The Swiss Original
The Swiss Army Knife is famous throughout the world – and not only since it featured on the legendary TV action series, “MacGyver”. The genuine Swiss Victorinox pocket knife is a real all-rounder – and consequently an extremely popular souvenir from Switzerland. The Victorinox brand store is located in Brunnen.
Here customers can assemble their very own pocket knife and have it individually engraved.
A Beastly Good Time
In the Nature Reserve and Wildlife Park Goldau, visitors can also get to know the native animal world. Whether during a guided tour or on their own – surrounded by free-ranging sika deer and mouflons, guests of all ages have the chance to observe the animals from close quarters.