The villa of the Hermitage Foundation solely houses changing art exhibitions. What is permanent is the magnificent view of Lake Geneva and Notre-Dame Cathedral, a view that inspired the leading landscape painter Camille Corot.
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.