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Swiss National Museum

Zeughausstrasse 5, 6430 Schwyz, Switzerland

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About Swiss National Museum

One of the famous and old museums in Switzerland. The museums showcase the history of Switzerland from its beginnings up to the present day, giving an insight into the Swiss identity and the rich tapestry of our country’s history and culture, with temporary exhibitions covering issues of current interest.



Attractions near Swiss National Museum

Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation0.26km from Swiss National Museum

The Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation exhibits the most important documents from the history of the Old Swiss Confederation and explains their meaning. The focal point is the legendary Federal Charter of 1291. Today, the museum explains the national myth and the actual history of the Old Swiss Confederacy. It features a collection of original documents and flags.

Grosser Mythen3.05km from Swiss National Museum

The Grosser Mythen is a mountain in the Schwyzer Alps of Central Switzerland. The mountain lies in the canton of Schwyz, to the east of the town of Schwyz, and to the south of the village of Alpthal in the valley of the river Alp.  It is accessible from the Holzegg by a hiking trail that is opened during the summer months only. Geologically the Mythen is a penninic Klippe.

Lake Lauerz3.21km from Swiss National Museum

Lake Lauerzersee lies between the Rigi and Mythen massifs in the municipalities of Lauerz Schwyz and Steinen. The lake, which is 3 kilometres long and a maximum of 1 kilometre wide, lies at an altitude of 447 metres. With a maximum depth of 14 metres, it is one of the shallowest lakes in Switzerland.

Kleiner Mythen3.32km from Swiss National Museum

The Kleiner Mythen is a mountain in the Schwyzer Alps of Central Switzerland. The mountain lies in the canton of Schwyz, to the east of the town of Schwyz, to the south of the village of Alpthal in the valley of the Alp river, and to the north of the Grosser Mythen. It offers the chance to see wildlife and the trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

Stoosbahn3.73km from Swiss National Museum

The Stoosbahnen funicular from Schwyz & aerial cableway from Morschach opens up the car-free mountain village of Stoos - with a world record. The funicular from Schwyz to Stoos is the steepest in the world. A technical marvel that already turns the journey into an experience. Arrived on the Stoos, a viewing and holiday paradise opens up to the guests in both summer and winter.

Rotenfluh3.9km from Swiss National Museum

The Rotenfluh is a mountain in the Swiss Prealps, located east of Schwyz in Central Switzerland. It is part of the range surrounding the valley of Alpthal, culminating at the Gross Mythen. The Rotenfluh is a popular vantage point over the Lake Lucerne region.  The mountain is part of a ski area and is easily accessible from Rickenbach near Schwyz by the Rotenfluebahn, a gondola lift.

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The canton of Schwyz is a canton in central Switzerland between the Alps in the south, Lake Lucerne to the west, and Lake Zürich in the north, centered on and named after the town of Schwyz.