In the hamlet of Biberegg, you will find the historic Loreto Chapel, named after the famous pilgrimage site of Loreto in Italy. Consecrated in 1701, the chapel is a replica of the home of the holy family in Nazareth.
It is believed that a mighty castle used to stand on the site of today’s chapel. In 1679, the chief magistrate of Schwyz, Wolfgang Dietrich von Reding ab Biberegg, called for the erection of a chapel on the site of the old castle tower at Biberegg. The cornerstone was laid that same year. To this day, the Loreto Chapel is owned by the foundation set up by the Reding family. The small hamlet (the Loreto Chapel, chaplaincy house and two manor houses) is subject to a preservation order and on the ‘inventory of places of national significance worthy of protection’.