11 days in Canton of Schwyz Itinerary

11 days in Canton of Schwyz Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canton of Schwyz visit planner
©
Make it your trip
Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Einsiedeln
1
Einsiedeln
— 10 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Athens

S M T W T F S
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

Einsiedeln — 10 nights

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: Kuessnacht am Rigi (Ruine Gesslerburg, Astrid-Kapelle, &more), Cableway Chappeliberg-Spilau (in Riemenstalden) and Hohle Gasse (in Immensee). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Kloster Einsiedeln, stop by Swiss Knife Valley Visitor Center, go for a walk through Fronalpstock, and see the interesting displays at Schafbock- und Lebkuchenmuseum Goldapfel.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Einsiedeln online driving holiday planner.

Athens, Greece to Einsiedeln is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Einsiedeln is minus 1 hour. In June, Einsiedeln is little chillier than Athens - with highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
more
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Winter Sports
Side Trips

Canton of Schwyz travel guide

4
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.

Source
more