Village walking tour in Schwyz

Discover the sights of Schwyz under your own steam by following the information tables. Prepare to be amazed by the rich history, traditions and culture.

History and culture

The town centre is characterised by its stately manor houses, the main square with the town hall, and the impressive parish church. The town is dominated by the Mythen mountains, the emblem of Schwyz. On this walking tour, you will discover the main attractions of this cantonal capital. Our knowledgeable guide will lead you through the historic centre and share lots of interesting facts and plenty of background information.

Village walking tour

During your walk, the 11 tables with images and short texts provide lots of information on the important sights and their history, public buildings, manor houses, abbeys, churches and chapels. You will also learn interesting facts about Schwyz’s customs and traditions. The village walking tour starts and ends at the ‘Schwyz Post’ bus stop by the Forum of Swiss History. 


Your village walking tour might inspire you to also visit a church or exhibition. You are free to extend your walking tour with a visit to the Ital Reding House, the Forum of Swiss History or the Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation. The museums provide deeper insights into local, cantonal and national history. Take your time, you’ll find it very rewarding!


Start and finish

At the ‘Schwyz Post’ bus stop by the museum


45 to 60 minutes

Map Village walking tour

Schwyz brochure


Location and contact

Archivturm Schwyz
Bahnhofstrasse 20
6430 Schwyz
+41 41 819 20 64