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Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Bahnhofstrasse 20, 6430 Schwyz, Switzerland

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About Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation

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.


Attractions Near Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation

Lake Lauerz
Lake Lauerz2.95km from Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation

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.

Grosser Mythen
Grosser Mythen3.27km from Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation

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.

Kleiner Mythen
Kleiner Mythen3.47km from Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation

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.

Stoosbahn
Stoosbahn3.91km from Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation

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.

Schwanau
Schwanau4.03km from Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation

Schwanau is an island in Lake Lauerz, located in the canton of Schwyz in Central Switzerland. It is occupied by a ruined castle, the Burgruine Schwanau, a chapel and a restaurant. Administratively the island lies within the municipality of Lauerz, but it is owned by the canton of Schwyz. The island is situated some 125 m off the south shore of the lake, close to the lakeside village of Lauerz. Its highest point is 22 metres above normal lake level or 469 metres above sea level. It is the largest

Rotenfluh
Rotenfluh4.16km from Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation

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.

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