Museums, Switzerland

Swiss Knife Valley – Victorinox (EN)

Jul 13, 2018   |   by Aline Paladino   |   4 comments

Museum of the Swiss Army Knife – Victorinox

A great Tipp if you are doing a boat trip or a day trip from Lucerne, is the Swiss Knife Valley – Victorinox in Brunnen.
There you will find the interesting Visitor Center, divided into three parts: the Swiss Army Knife Museum, Victorinox Brand Store and Interactive Exhibition.

Victorinox Museum

130 years of history of the brand founded by Karl Elsener in 1884, curiosities about the most famous pocketknife on the world, testimonials, and much more.

Victorinox Brand Store

All Victorinox swiss knife, kinds and sizes are available here!! I bought a toy pocketknife for my son, which can be used in picnics, so cute!!!
You can also find watches, perfumes, suitcases, knives and kitchen items. Tipp: The kitchen knives really are the best!

“My First Victorinox”

Victorinox Visitor Center

With 365 m², it brings information and a shop with products from the region, walking tips, tasting of Felchlin chocolates and a small cinema, a film counts on the production of knives, partly still handcrafted, with individual quality control.

Chocolate Felchlin tasting

Customize your own Victorinox Swiss Army Knife!!

For adults and children from 8 years old, it is possible to customize your own classic Spartan model pocketknife, developed by the brand creator and personalize with your name.
This 27-piece base model has been patented in 1897!

It is explained to the children (+8) how to handle the knife safely, especially when opening and closing the blades.
You need to schedule a timetable and cost CHF 35.-(includes engraving)

Available in English, German, Italian and French.

The visit takes approximately 1 hour and a half, which can be combined with a visit at the factory store of Chocolates Felchlin, in Ibach, canton Schwyz.

On the Victorinox website, you can find great tips for sightseeing around Brunnen, like Hiking, Brunnen City Tour, Urnersee cruise, and much more!!!

Easy access by train (station Brunnen, Canton Schwyz), by car A4 Road towards Gothard/Schwyz or by boat trip from Lucerne.


Swiss Knife Valley
Bahnhofstrasse 3
6440 Brunnen, Canton Schwyz – Switzerland
Phone number: + 41 41 820 6010

Opening Hours:
From May to October: from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 am to 18:30 pm, on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10:00 am to 17:00 pm.
From November to April: Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 13:30 pm to 17:00 pm.
On Saturdays from 10:00 am to 16:00 pm.
Sundays, holidays and Mondays closed.

Admission is free.
Your own pocketknife costs CHF 35.-You must schedule an appointment in advance.

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  1.   •   Jun 05, 2019   •   20h30

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    • Aline Paladino   •   Aug 09, 2019   •   23h38

      Thanks a lot! Yes, finding time is a question for everyone, right? Greetings from Switzerland

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    • Aline Paladino   •   Sep 13, 2019   •   21h59

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