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Occupying the picturesque northeastern corner of the lake and extending north to the wild hills bordering the Zürichsee, unsung Schwyzerland takes in a series of broad, lush valleys enclosed between Alpine foothills and overlooked by the massive twin peaks of the Mythen. The gentle resort of Brunnen lies on the lake, while a short distance inland is the cantonal capital Schwyz, an old and graceful town with plenty of history. To the north, the ancient monastery church at Einsiedeln draws pilgrims from around the world to pay homage to the icon of the Black Madonna.

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