Wildly romantic nature and indigenous culture best describe the Muotathal valley: famous for the largest primeval spruce forest in Europe, the karst Hölloch cave system and its weather prophets. And visitors discover even more natural pleasures on the Rigi - where attractive hiking trails bid breathtaking panoramic views both in summer and winter.
The car-free Stoos resort is a sun terrace with stunning views of Lake Lucerne; popular with hikers and bikers in addition to winter sports fans. Most popular with families is also the pleasure-packed Swiss Holiday Park in Morschach, with wellness, spa, swimming area, sports and games.
Schwyz is the place to be to experience live history; with Federal Charter of 1291, the cavernous alleyways and Morgarten that take you on a journey into the past. And of course the story behind the legendary Victorinox pocket knife (also known as Swiss army knife) retold in the Swiss Knife Visitor’s Center in Brunnen never ceases to amaze.
Memorable moments of enjoyment for day trippers and holiday guests are a sure in the Hoch-Ybrig leisure and sports resort, where you discover the longest zip line in the world, and the family-friendly Sattel-Hochstuckli with summer toboggan run and pedestrian suspension bridge. The Wägital valley fascinates by means of pure nature, and hobby fishers try their luck at fishing in the lake of the same name.
Hike through unspoilt countryside, venture on a challenging bike ride or simply enjoy the sun on a boat trip on Lake Lucerne. The primeval Schwyz experience world has plenty in store for pleasure seekers and adventurers at any age: from tasteful Gault Millau Restaurants or cozy alpine hut, to Husky trekking or thrilling Alpamare water park.
Slopes, fun parks, half-pipes, sledding, cross- country skiing, snowshoe and winter hiking trails and ice-skating rinks; the Schwyz winter sports region bids everything your heart desires. And the winter sports resorts Einsiedeln / Ybrig, Mythen region, Rigi, Rothenthurm, Sattel-Hochstuckli and Stoos are just perfect for day trips as well as winter sports holidays.
- Fronalpstock, Grosser Mythen and Rigi – stunning views and unforgettable peak experiences.
- Einsiedeln Monastery – 1000 years of history; core feature of which is the baroque monastery church with the black Madonna. The abbey library is home to books and documents that date back to the time of the monastery founding.
- Hölloch karst caves in Muotathal – at a length of around 190 km, the longest cave system in Europe and the fifth largest cave system in the world. Viewing permitted solely in the form of guided expeditions.
- Path of Switzerland – 35 kilometer-long theme path on the history of Switzerland around Lake Uri and the southernmost part of Lake Lucerne.
- Goldau nature and animal park – discovered in a rugged landscape following the Goldau rockslide. Free zone where children delight in deer feeding straight from their hands.
- Fasnacht – each Schwyz village nurtures tradition and own original carnival figures (February).
- Wrestling festivals – the Stoos “Schwinget“ (June) and the Alpine festival on the Rigi (July) are exciting folk’s festivals with original and authentic fringe programme.
- Muotitaler Alpchäsmärcht – celebrating Alpine cheese and a time in which dairymen from the Muotathal valley bring along cheeses produced on Alpine pastures in the summer to sell (October).
- Klausjagen – Küssnacht am Rigi and Arth embark on remarkable “Klaus” processions (December).