Period II

Forum Schweizerische Geschichte. Foto: www.nationalmuseum.ch

Switzerland in the Making

The new permanent exhibition at the Forum of Swiss History in Schwyz shows ‘Switzerland in the Making’. The exhibition focuses on the foundation and early development of the Swiss Confederacy in the Middle Ages. The history of the Swiss Confederation goes back more than seven hundred years. The beginning of Switzerland is still debated: when, where, and how did the history of the country as nation, confederation or Eidgenossenschaft started ? These are just some of the questions, which the exhibition tries to answer and to put into perspective of the economic, political, cultural and social developments of the 13th-14th centuries. (Further information Forum of Swiss History in Schwyz, http://www.nationalmuseum.ch).