Schwyz - Swiss History

Schwyz - Swiss History

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. more

Vindonissa

Vindonissa

Vindonissa, located in what is today called Windisch, was an important Roman legion's camp. The ruins of the camp are open for viewing. The...more

Martin Bodmer Foundation

Martin Bodmer...

Martin Bodmer, founder of the Gottfried-Keller Prize, was a passionate...more

Oberhofen Castle - Living Museum and Park

Oberhofen Castle...

Oberhofen Castle with its medieval keep and lake tower is located on the...more

Schwyz - Swiss History

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.

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.

Schwyz - Swiss History
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Vindonissa

Vindonissa, located in what is today called Windisch, was an important Roman legion's camp. The ruins of the camp are open for viewing. The monastery church of Königsfelden, which is well known for its unique glass windows (that date back to the 14th century), is located in the middle of these ruins.

Vindonissa, located in what is today called Windisch, was an important Roman legion's camp. The ruins of the camp are open for viewing. The monastery church of Königsfelden, which is well known for its unique glass windows (that date back to the 14th century), is located in the middle of these ruins.

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Martin Bodmer Foundation

Martin Bodmer, founder of the Gottfried-Keller Prize, was a passionate collector of books and manuscripts throughout his life. The "Fondation Martin Bodmer" exhibits his 150,000 collectibles in Coligny. The works are written in 80 languages and span a period of three millennia.

With its collection of 160,000 items in some 80 languages, the Martin Bodmer Foundation is among the largest private libraries in the world.

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Oberhofen Castle - Living Museum and Park

Oberhofen Castle with its medieval keep and lake tower is located on the shore of Lake Thun. The castle, which dates back to the early 13th century, houses a living museum. The large castle park is supposed to be one of the most magnificent in the region of the Alps.

Oberhofen Castle with its medieval keep and lake tower is located on the shore of Lake Thun. The castle, which dates back to the early 13th century, houses a living museum. The large castle park is supposed to be one of the most magnificent in the region of the Alps.

Oberhofen Castle - Living Museum and Park
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