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Canton of Schwyz
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.With the Inspirock custom trip planner, Canton of Schwyz and other destinations across the globe can be made central to your personalized travel plans.
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$466 BOOK WITH VIATOR Peak to Peak Private Hike with Transport from Lucerne Peak to Peak Private Hike with Transport from Lucerne
Duration: 10 hours
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Duration: 9 hours
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Duration: 7 to 8 hours
$438 BOOK WITH VIATOR Full-Day Private Tour of Lake Lucerne and Swiss Knife Valley Full-Day Private Tour of Lake Lucerne and Swiss Knife Valley
Duration: 8 hours
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