The “Pharmacy museum” contains collections of old pharmaceuticals, pharmacy furniture, laboratory utensils, ceramics, instruments, books, art- and craftwork. The museum is situated in the old house “Zum Vorderen Sessel”, where the famous humanist Erasmus and the alchemist Paracelsus once dwelled. Well worth a visit not only for specialists but also for interested laymen.
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.
An interesting Swiss teaching trail is found right at the doorstep of Zürich. The "Industrial Trail Zürich Oberland" leads on a 30-kilometer tour (hiking the tour in several stages is easily done) - past a plethora of industrial plants from the early stages of industrialization, including the recently opened Textile Machinery Museum in Neuthal.