Some Impressions of Canton Schwyz:
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.
Mountains as Far as the Eye Can See
These mountains can be reached from Zurich in no time at all:
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 Museum with store are located in Brunnen.
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.