Central Switzerland

The five cantons of Uri, Schwyz, Nidwalden, Obwalden and Lucerne surrounding the Vierwaldstättersee are the original birthplace of the Swiss Confederation and the origin of the legend of William Tell.

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is a beautiful small city in the heartland of , across the lake from Altdorf, where legend has it William Tell shot an apple off of his son's head. Photo: Ikiwaner, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The town of is the capital of the in . Photo: MRB, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is the capital of the canton of in . Photo: Ikiwaner, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a small historic town, a municipality, and the capital of the canton of Obwalden situated on the northern shores of in . Photo: pyraniton, CC BY 3.0.


is a town and ski resort in the canton of Uri, . Photo: Aniacra, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a village resort in Central Switzerland. Photo: Badener, CC BY-SA 3.0.

am Rigi is a village and a district and a municipality in the canton of Schwyz in . Photo: Manfred Heyde, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a small town in the Canton of Uri, Central Switzerland… Photo: Badener, CC BY 3.0.

SZ is a small city in Central Switzerland in the greater Zürich metropolitan area, between the Lake of and the Obersee. Photo: Roland zh, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a small town in Central Switzerland. Due to its unique location, enjoys a breathtaking view of the lake and mountains. Photo: Kecko, CC BY 2.0.

Central Switzerland

Latitude of center
47° or 47° north
Longitude of center
8.5° or 8° 30' east

Also Known As

  • Arabic: وسط سويسرا
  • Armenian: Կենտրոնական Շվեյցարիա
  • Belarusian: Цэнтральная Швайцарыя
  • Catalan: Suïssa Central
  • Chinese: 中瑞士
  • Chinese: 中瑞士大区
  • Chinese: 瑞士中央地區
  • Chinese: 瑞士中部
  • Chinese: 瑞士中部地区
  • Chinese: 瑞士中部地區
  • Danish: Centralschweiz
  • Dutch: Centraal Zwitserland
  • French: Suisse centrale
  • Georgian: ცენტრალური შვეიცარია
  • German: Innerschweiz
  • German: Zentralschweiz
  • Greek: Κεντρική Ελβετία
  • Hebrew: מרכז שווייץ
  • Italian: Svizzera centrale
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Sentral-Sveits
  • Russian: Центральная Швейцария
  • Slovak: Stredné Švajčiarsko
  • Spanish: Suiza Central
  • Swedish: Centralschweiz
  • Swiss German: Zentralschwiiz
  • Tosk Albanian: Zentralschweiz

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