The distinctive Town Hall on Hauptplatz square in Schwyz is famous for its historical and impressive façade murals.
It’s impossible to overlook this prestigious building on the main square. The façade murals to commemorate the 600th anniversary of the Confederacy were painted by Ferdinand Wagner. The paintings of Chief Magistrate Stauffacher and the Battle of Morgarten are especially noteworthy. The panelling and coffered ceilings are among the most precious examples of their kind. The town hall is the seat of the cantonal parliament and district court.
Schwyz Town Hall is not open to the general public; however, it is possible to book a guided tour. During this guided history tour, you will not only get to admire the external façade but are also taken through the town hall’s interior. Depending on the availability of the rooms, you will have the opportunity to see the cantonal council hall, the court hall, the conference room, the prison cells in the basement, and the anterooms. This is only possible if the rooms are not being used for special meetings or negotiations, however.
Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 11:30 am and 13:30 pm to 4 pm
45 to 60 minutes
max. 25 people
CHF 110.00 flat rate for up to 15 people
CHF 10.00 for every additional person