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Forum of Swiss History Schwyz

Zeughausstrasse 5 | Hofmatt, Schwyz 6430, Switzerland
+41 41 819 60 11
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Excellent interactive museum

This museum uses space so creatively! In the centre is an Alpine mountain and the various phases of... read more

Reviewed December 23, 2017
Bronwen L
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Schwyz history museum

Excellent exhibition on developments in medieval Europe seen from a Swiss perspective. Well worth a... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2017
Jakob A
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The Forum of Swiss History Schwyz is one of the most important museums of cultural history in the Alpine region. It is a modern historical museum where culture and history come together offering visitors a special experience. The permanent exhibition by the title of "Switzerland in the Making. Through the 12th to the 14th Century" focuses on the foundation and early development of the Old Swiss Confederacy in the Middle Ages. Designed as an adventure tour to address our senses, the exhibition appeals to children and adults alike. The extraordinary scenography over all three floors makes a visit to the museum an event to remember.
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Zeughausstrasse 5 | Hofmatt, Schwyz 6430, Switzerland
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Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

This museum uses space so creatively! In the centre is an Alpine mountain and the various phases of the history traverse this mountain- you literally walk through and around it. This museum traces the history of Switzerland from the Dark Ages to the signing of...More

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Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

Excellent exhibition on developments in medieval Europe seen from a Swiss perspective. Well worth a couple of hours.

Thank Jakob A
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Reviewed July 15, 2017

The museum gives a jounrey through Swiss history and in particular Central Switzerland. Some of it works particularly the virual crossing of the Alpine. The special exhibition on the history of the Swiss diet was particularly interesting. Did you know the promotion of fondue did...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2017

We went with both kids and even the youngest one loved it. It really shows Switzerland in the making and this in a very interactive way. Very informative and interesting. I would say a must visit place in Switzerland and a good rainy day activity.

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Reviewed October 30, 2016

We were staying in Einsiedeln planning on a hiking day. We awoke to pouring rain and fog with the forecast of rain all day. At breakfast we met two Swiss teachers who had visited this museum the day before in advance of a school field...More

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Reviewed February 25, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed the child in me when my imagination came to life while listening to fairy tale heroes stories through magic and wonder, for they all lived happily ever after and I did not want to leave this basement level where fantasy & dreams...More

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Reviewed September 20, 2015

A sensational way of presenting the History of Switzerland. You have not the feeling of a "cold and lifeless" presentation. The exhibition is modern an very, very interesting.

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