From the charter ...

From the charter ...

A visit to the Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation in Schwyz

The Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation displays the only two original artefacts connected with the Battle of Morgarten: the Morgarten Charter founding the original alliance between the cantons of Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden, and the Morgarten flag that was carried into battle.

... to the site of history

The historical battlefield at Morgarten offers a special way of experiencing history
•     Vistors' information centre and Morgarten Trail explaining the battle, its background, and its historical implications.
•     Visits to the Morgarten Chapel commemorating the battle, the mediaeval Niederröst-Haus (Schwyzerhaus) building, the Letziturm tower of 1322, the Morgarten Memorial on the territory of the canton of Zug, and the wainwright's workshop with its overshot waterwheel
•     For refreshments, walking route, etc. please refer to the Morgarten leaflet. Please allow 1-2 hours for your visit.

Entrance to the Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation, and the Morgartenhaus (excluding tour) is free for school groups.

Upon request (reservation required), we will arrange a general or themed guided tour (e.g. on Morgarten itself).

This costs CHF 90, or CHF 50 for school groups.

Suggested reading lists, further documents on the Battle of Morgarten and comprehensive teaching materials on the Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation for teachers are available at the museum desk, or from the following address for the Museum.

Bundesbriefmuseum Schwyz, Bahnhofstrasse 20, 6430 Schwyz

041 819 20 64 - -