Fortifications in Schwyz

The foundation (Stiftung Schwyzer Festungswerke) wants to document the history of the fortifications in the canton of Schwyz and make them accessible to the general public. Defenders and residents have always tried to ward off hostile attacks. In Switzerland, a large number of castles, forts and fortifications bear witness to this. Aggressors surrounded Switzerland during the Second Worldwar and withdrew to its ‘Reduit’ and wanted to defend itself with all available means “sans esprit de retour”. (More information: