3 days in Canton of Schwyz Itinerary

3 days in Canton of Schwyz Itinerary

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Einsiedeln

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Einsiedeln is a municipality and district in the canton of Schwyz in Switzerland known for its monastery, the Benedictine Einsiedeln Abbey, established in the 10th century.HistoryEarly historyThere was no permanent settlement in the area prior to the early medieval period, but numerous artefacts left by prehistoric hunters, dated to the Mesolithic to Bronze Age were recovered.The original "hermitage" is associated with St. Change things up with these side-trips from Einsiedeln: Fronalpstock (in Stoos) and Astrid-Kapelle (in Kuessnacht am Rigi). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Kloster Einsiedeln, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Parrochiale di San Martino, get to know the resident critters at Natur- und Tierpark Goldau, and see the interesting displays at Forum of Swiss History Schwyz.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Einsiedeln visit site.

Geneva to Einsiedeln is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. September in Einsiedeln sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Einsiedeln

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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Canton of Schwyz travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Water Parks · Zoos
Canton of Schwyz is a canton in central Switzerland between the Alps in the south, Lake Lucerne to the west and Lake Zürich in the north, centered on and named after the town of Schwyz.It is one of the founding cantons of Switzerland; Switzerland's name is derived from the name of the canton, and the flag of Switzerland from its coat of arms. For the history of the name, see Schwyz. The Swiss Federal Charter is on display in Schwyz. Northeast of the town of Schwyz is the Einsiedeln Abbey.HistoryPrehistory to the Roman eraThe earliest traces of humans in Schwyz are from the Upper Paleolithic and Early Mesolithic or about 12,500 BC. An excavation of the karst caves in the valley of the Muota river (Muotatal) revealed numerous sites, some dating back to the Younger Dryas period (c. 10,000 BC). The alpine meadows at Bödmeren, Twärenen and Silberen were stone age hunter-gatherer camps. Ibex and red deer bones along with charcoal indicate that the animals were butchered and cooked in these camps. In 2009 the first stone age tool in the canton, a stone drill, was discovered.

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