The region of Schwyz lies in the heart of central Switzerland.
The destination is just a stone‘s throw away from the major cities of Zurich, Lucerne and Zug and can be easily reached within 30 to 60 minutes of travel time.
All major mountain outlets and lakesides are mostly accessible by car, train, bus and even ferry.
Traditionally known for its rich cultural and historic foundations, the region of Schwyz offers a diverse range of authentic summer experiences. Nature lovers are spoilt for choice, with a plethora of untouched natural scenery to be discovered. This summer, visit one of Switzerland's most beloved local holiday destinations.
Really getting to know the Hölloch cave means going on an expedition and immersing yourself in a world filled with adventure. A journey into the unknown awaits you – still, fascinating, adventurous, and far removed from civilisation.
Children enjoying an adventure - Hölloch tour - Canton of Schwyz
Canoeing with spectacular views in Canton Schwyz
Rock Avalanche Museum
Bödmeren Forest Reserve
Lady Bug Trail
A great adventure walk with playgrounds, cubby houses and bbq/picnic facilities for group outings.
The Lady Bug Trail begins at the top of the Illgau cable car station in St. Karl. Right from the very word go, kids will be kept occupied with the various trail challenges and features, including a climbing wall, adventure playgrounds and hidden cubby houses. Don't forget to rest and refuel by using the picnic and grill facilities that are available on site.
Enjoy the beauty of nature, with the littlest members of your family
Chamois in the Zwüschetmythen region
If you take an evening walk from Schwyz to the pass between the two Mythen mountains (1 hour from Schwyz), you're very likely to see several chamois roving freely at close quarters.
From the Zwischenmythen viewing point (1437m), marked with a large metal cross, your gaze wanders over the valley cirque from Schwyz to Brunnen with Lake Lucerne, and across Lake Lauerz to Mount Rigi.
On the Alptal side is the cosy Zwüschet-Mythen Alpine inn. As well as beverages, you can savour local products from the inn's own meadow here. This meadow, nestled idyllically between the Grosser Mythen and the forest, is on the famous Schwyz Panorama Trail from the Sattel-Hochstuckli region to Hoch-Ybrig.
Mountain railways take you from Rickenbach near Schwyz to the Rotenflue and from Alptal (Brunni) to the Holzegg. Accommodation is available in the romantic Holzegg ski hut or in the Holzegg mountain inn.
Admire chamois roaming in their natural environment
Mountain Restaurant Trail & Alpine Cheese Pass
This easy circular hiking trail with two path variations offers twice as much enjoyment -panoramic views and Alpine cheese tastings. Try fine, local made Alpine cheese from Stoos and the Muotatal valley as you hike through the mountains and visit traditional restaurants along the way.
The Bergbeizli-Weg (Alpine Cheese Trail) is a new leisure hike for the region. It does not require an extreme physical nor endurance, since the altitude difference is relatively small. With its two alternative routes, the trail is also suitable for a family outing. Appreciate the region's natural beauty at your own pace on foot as you enjoy the Alpine meadows, forests, as well as the surrounding Muotatal, Glarner and Schwyzer mountains.
Alpine Cheese Pass Stoos
The cheese pass hike packs in twice as much fun, as you also get to learn about the local Alpine cheese varieties. The Bergbeizli Trail takes you past six mountain inns and Alpine farms. With the cheese pass you can also taste different varieties of cheese at three selected locations. You can choose 3 from 6 alpine inns to taste local cheese with your pass.
Long path variant: 2.5 hours, 9.8 kilometres
This leads you past the Tröligen Alpine Cheese Farm, where the Pfyl family serve up their self-made products.
Mountain Station Stoosbahnen - Chairlift Valley Station Klingenstock - Alp Rinderschruteren - Bawangli - Alp Tröligen - Alp Bärhalten - Alploch - Chruterenwald - Alp Chruteren - Alp Metzg - Alpestritt - Gatterli - Holibrig-Boden - Hotel Stoos Hüttä - Stoos village.
Short path variant: 1.4 hours, 5.2 kilometres
Mountain Station Stoosbahnen - Chairlift Valley Station Klingenstock - Alp Waldhüttli - Alp Chruteren - Alp Metzg - Alp Obertrend - Gatterli - Holibrig-Boden - Hotel Stoos Hüttä - Stoos village.
Küssnacht am Rigi
Look for traces of the last remains of the ice age on the Seebodenalp. The Glacier trail will help you understand and appreciate this piece of nature.
Along the Glacier Trail there are 15 panels that provide information on a variety of topics, such as landscaping, glaciology, forest protection, biodiversity and spring water. On the circular path, rest stops, fire places, benches and Rigi lounge chairs invite you to linger and enjoy. Accompanied by the numerous alley trees along the hiking trail, the stay on the Seebodenalp becomes an experience for all ages.
Length: 5.23 kilometres
Duration: 1.25 hours
Ascent & Descent: 160m
Visit the ice age in Schwyz, Switzerland
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