Destination guide

Take in the majestic beauty of Schwyz

The area's monuments and museums are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Schwyz. This city is well-known for its skiing and mountain views. Rapperswil Castle and Swiss Transportation Museum are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Sightseeing in and around Schwyz

Do you want to find top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Schwyz a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Brunni Ski Resort (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Stuckli Rondo Revolving Gondola (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Weglosen Cable Car (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Ratzi Cable Car (10.8 mi / 17.3 km)
  • St. Jacob Cable Car (11 mi / 17.8 km)
  • Kuessnacht am Rigi Cable Car (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Schwyz

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Schwyz is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Ageri Lake (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Gersau Lakeside Terrace (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Emetten-Niederbauen Cable Car (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • Emmetten-Stockhuette Cable Car (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Lake Zug (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
  • Hammetschwand Lift (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Schwyz

The nearest airport is in Zurich (ZRH), located 30.1 mi (48.5 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer train travel, the main station is Schwyz Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Schwyz?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 126 holiday lettings around Schwyz. From 18 houses to 95 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a mountain-view property in Schwyz?

Unforgiving and mysterious, mountains are some of the most awe-inspiring places on the planet. If you're eager to try mountain living, you're in the right place. HomeAway has no less than 41 mountain rental options available. Of course, that may not be quite your holiday style. Luckily, HomeAway has loads more options, including:

  • 23 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 23 rural holiday accommodation options.
  • 22 mountainside holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Schwyz?

Forget about bland hotel rooms. Experience this destination from the comfort and convenience of your very own apartment. HomeAway has 89 for you to check out here. How does £55 a night sound? That's what you're looking at paying if you don't put it off for too long! If that doesn't match your group's style, we've got a number of different self-catering accommodation options to pick from, such as:

  • Hotel: 23 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £53 per night.
  • House: 13 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £62 per night.
  • Villa: 3 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £242 per night.

Can I stay in Schwyz in a large group?

It can be tricky finding the time to spend with friends and family. A group getaway is the perfect opportunity to be reunited. If you were planning to stay under the same roof, HomeAway has options. Apartment holiday rentals are the leading option for big groups of guests, with 16 available here. If you're wanting to stay in a larger group, the rental options that are suitable for you include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we offer 24 properties suitable for that size. Spend a night from just £53.
  • Keen to find a place for 5 people? We have 20 that will work well. Prices begin at just £62 per night.
  • On a trip away with a group of 8? We've got 7 accommodation for rent that will suit. Prices start from £147 a night.

You and all your besties will be more than satisfied when you organise your Schwyz escape with us!