This medieval castle (11th to 14th century) occupying a commanding position over Lake Neuchâtel is home to an extraordinary collection of weapons and armour, as well as models of the castle and of the celebrated Battle of Grandson (1476), in which Swiss soldiers defeated the army of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy.
Schwyz as the capital of the eponymous canton and the source of Switzerland's name is steeped in myths. The Old Town and the local museums mirror the history of the Confederation. According to legend, the city was founded by two Alemannic brothers.
This inn received a special award in 2004 «for the revitalization of a historic inn including addition of a tasteful contemporary extension» and a Mobiliar award. The Mobiliar insurance company presented the Gasthof zum Löwen in Meilen / ZH a special award for preserving the valuable grandfather clock which has survived the wear and tear of time for over 230 years in the same spot.