Museum pass «Cradle of Switzerland»

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Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation Schwyz

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Forum of Swiss History Schwyz

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Ital Reding-House Schwyz

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Historical Museum Uri

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Tell-Museum Bürglen


Go on a voyage of discovery into past times in Altdorf, Bürglen and Schwyz. With the museum pass «Cradle of Switzerland» you can immerse yourself in the historical background of the myth of William Tell and the origin of the Swiss Confederation.

Benefit from the Museum pass «Cradle of Switzerland»: You pay once and can visit all five participating museums in loose order. The pass is valid for two years from the date of issue and is available at the five museums as well as at the tourist information offices in Altdorf and Brunnen.

The museums

Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation Schwyz

In the Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation in Schwyz, the most famous document of Switzerland can be seen: the Federal Charters of 1291 between Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden. Today it is probably the most famous historical document of Switzerland, which for a long time was regarded as the...

Swiss National Museum | Forum of Swiss History Schwyz

The Forum of Swiss History is a cultural-historical place of experience with interactive exhibitions and exciting events. With the new permanent exhibition "The Making of Switzerland. On the way from the 12th to the 14th century", the Forum of Swiss History Schwyz shows the conditions under which...

Ital Reding-House Schwyz

A look behind the walls of the Ital Reding Hofstatt is worthwhile. The house is one of the most impressive buildings in the old country of Schwyz. With its state rooms, the rich interior decoration and the baroque garden, it conveys the splendor of a 17th century manor house and thus shows the...

Historical Museum Uri

The historical museum of Uri has a permanent and a temporary exhibition. In the different exhibition rooms of the permanent exhibition, you can follow the cultural life and the history of Uri from the first traces of man to the life in the Middle Ages and the stagecoach to clothing and living. The...

Tell-Museum Bürglen

He is known all over the world: William Tell is the man who, under duress of the Habsburg bailiff Gessler, shot an apple from his son's head with a crossbow. In the Tell Museum in Bürglen you have the possibility to get to know the Swiss national hero William Tell better in the context of an...

Buy Museum pass now!

With the Museum pass «Cradle of Switzerland» you can visit five historical museums in the «Cradle of Switzerland» adventure region for the special price of CHF 20.-. Buy your Museum pass conveniently online and discover the five museums about the Confederates and Swiss history today.

The details


CHF 20.– per person

In some museums, children up to 16 years of age are free of charge. We therefore recommend that you do not buy a museum pass for children, but pay the entrance fee for children in cash on site where necessary.


2 years from date of issue

Included services

Single admission to the five museums:

  • Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation Schwyz
  • Swiss National Museum | Forum of Swiss History Schwyz
  • Ital Reding-House Schwyz
  • Historical Museum Uri
  • Tell-Museum Bürglen


Please note the opening hours of the respective museums.

Sales points

  • Participating museums
  • Tourist Information Altdorf
  • Tourist Information Brunnen
  • Swiss Knife Valley VISITOR CENTER Brunnen
  • Webshop of the tourism organisations Uri and Adventure Region Mythen

Do you feel like more history? Then visit the following historical sites in addition to the ones listed above: Infocenter Morgarten, Hohle Gasse Küssnacht, Rütliwiese at Lake Lucerne and the Tellsplatte Sisikon.


Location and contact

IG Wiege der Schweiz
c/o Uri Tourismus AG
Schützengasse 11
6460 Altdorf
+41 (0)41 874 80 00