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.
The Technorama is a scientific learning center with over 500 stations for experiments. It is unique in Europe. In a playful manner, visitors gain knowledge by means of experiments in physics, technology, technological art and perception.
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.
The museum for music automatons in Seewen exhibits over 600 music boxes, organs for use at amusement parks and carnivals, and orchestrions. The previously private collection, which was opened to the public in 1990, is of international significance and the largest of its kind in Switzerland.