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In Canton Schwyz, you live where others take their holidays. Whether physically active pursuits or relaxation – the opportunities are right on your doorstep. The canton’s topography lends itself to long cycle tours, refreshing dips in the lakes and challenging mountain hiking.

Canton Schwyz is extraordinarily diverse. Gersau enjoys a captivating Mediterranean climate. The delightful Muota valley is known not just for its weather prophets, but also for the Hölloch, one of the largest cave systems in the world. Exclusive lakeside cafés and traditional mountain inns invite visitors to relax, whilst those who long for the island life can take a trip to Ufenau in Lake Zurich or Schwanau in Lake Lauerz.

Schwyz Tourism offers extensive information on excursions, day trips and leisure activities of all kinds.    

Out and about in the mountains

Mountain sports aficionados are well served in Canton Schwyz. Summer finds climbers scaling the Grosser Mythen and other spectacular peaks, while mountain bikers roam Mt. Rigi. Paths and trails are available all year round for hikers and Nordic walkers. Winter sports fans will find themselves in their element in the ski resorts of Hoch-Ybrig, Sattel-Hochstuckli and Stoos. 

More information may be found in the Service Box.

In the air

points throughout the canton to choose from – perfect for observing the region from above Sightseeing flights are a great way to admire the breathtaking panoramic landscape from a different perspective. Paragliders, meanwhile, have numerous setting-off.  

More information may be found in the Service Box.

On the water

There are six beautiful lakes to choose from in Canton Schwyz (Lake Zurich, Zug, Lucerne, Wägital, Sihl and Lauerz). Take a relaxing boat trip to legendary spots such as the Rütli meadow or Küssnacht am Rigi. Explore the lakeshore from the deck of a yacht or test your limits as a windsurfer when the wind picks up. 

More information may be found in the Service Box.

On land

Gamblers can indulge their passion at the Swiss Casino Pfäffikon-Zürichsee. The canton’s shopping centres bring a variety of attractive retail outlets together under one roof. Those who prefer being out in the open air will enjoy the various golf courses or walking in the pristine natural surroundings.

More information may be found in the Service Box.

Ideas for families

Canton Schwyz and its environs also have a lot to offer families. Goldau Zoo showcases around 100 native and European species of wild animals, including wolves and bears. If it’s elephants the kids want to see, then the Rapperswil Children’s Zoo is not far off. Popular destinations for families also include the Alpamare Water Park and the Swiss Holiday Park, a resort offering sports and adventure.

More information may be found in the Service Box.