Let yourself be surprised by the rich history, culture and tradition of Schwyz during a guided tour of Schwyz with a focus on the Forum of Swiss History Schwyz and conclude the tour with a visit at the Forum of Swiss History Schwyz, where you can learn all about the foundation of the Old Swiss Confederacy.
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 Forum of Swiss History Schwyz in the former arsenal..
During the guided village tour with focus you will discover the most important sights of the cantonal capital and then visit the Forum of Swiss History Schwyz. The Forum presents the permanent exhibition by the title of «Switzerland in the Making. Through the 12th to the 14th Century». The guide, who is familiar with the area, will provide you with lots of interesting information, spiced up with plenty of background information.
No country or nation has existed forever; this holds true for Switzerland, too. The history of the Swiss Confederation goes back more than seven hundred years. The beginning of Switzerland is still a heatedly debated issue. The permanent exhibition at the Forum of Swiss History by the title of «Switzerland in the Making. Through the 12th to the 14th Century» focuses on the foundation and early development of the Old Swiss Confederacy in the Middle Ages. Designed as an adventure tour to address our senses, the exhibition appeals to children and adults alike. The extraordinary scenography over all three floors makes a visit to the museum an event to remember.
max. 60 persons
approx. 1½ hours
CHF 310.– flate rate up to 20 persons
incl. admission to the Forum of Swiss History Schwyz
German / English, French and Italien on request
Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00