Let yourself be surprised by the rich history, culture and tradition of Schwyz during a guided tour of Schwyz with a focus on the Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation and conclude the tour with a visit to the Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation, where you can see Switzerland’s most famous historic document.
Schwyz can look back on a long historical development, which has always been linked to the founding of the Swiss Confederation. The town centre is characterised by stately patrician houses, the main square with the town hall and the imposing parish church and is considered one of the most beautiful squares in Switzerland. Major cultural, religious and social events take place here, as well as several goods markets. The town is dominated by the Mythen, the landmark of Schwyz. However, the typical character of Schwyz is not limited to the historic centre, but also the Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation, where the most famous document in Switzerland - the Federal Charter of 1291 - can be seen.
During the guided village tour with focus you will discover the most important sights of the cantonal capital and then visit the Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation. In the museum you will not only learn about the historical document "the Federal Charter", but also about the history of the Swiss Confederation and its myths. The guide, who is familiar with the area, will provide you with lots of interesting information, spiced up with plenty of background information.
The exhibition revolves around the Federal Charter of 1291. The exhibition tells the history of this exceptional document and explains what the Federal Charter has to do with Wilhelm Tell and its links to the Rütli Oath. To this day, there are unanswered questions concerning this document. The museum makes clear that the Federal Charter contains a little of both: myth and history. In addition, the exhibition of the Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation explains the history of the Old Confederation: the alliance policy of the Old Confederates, their numerous conflicts and compromises, life in the Middle Ages and, of course, the famous battles of Morgarten or Marignano. All these stages of our history are shown on the basis of original documents and an impressive collection of flags.
max. 40 persons
approx. 1½ hours
CHF 260.– flate rate up to 20 persons
plus CHF 2.50 per person for admission to the Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation
German / English, French and Italien on request
Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00