Pfäffikon SZ is a small city in Central Switzerland located in the greater Zürich metropolitan area, between the Lake of Zurich and the Obersee. Pfäffikon is home to about 7'000 people and is the third biggest city in the canton Schwyz. The former farmer village has turned into a business center in Switzerland due to is favourable location on the border between Northeastern and Central Switzerland. Pfäffikon has seen a massive establishment of international headquarters and movement of big industrial and financial companies to the city in the last two decades. Therefore during the week the small city is bustling with business travellers from multinational companies while during the weekend it is very calm. This town in canton Schwyz should not be confused with Pfäffikon ZH which is in the canton of Zurich.
Since Pfäffikon is within the Zürich metropolitan area, it is served by its suburban trains (Zürich S-Bahn). The S2, S5 and S8 lines all offer 2 trains per hour to Zürich Hbf, of which the S2 is the fastest (35 min), followed by S8 (42 min) and S5 (45 min). S2 and S8 use the same route to Zürich Hbf; however, S2 makes limited stops along the line and S8 all stops. It is also possible to use the S2 to get to Zürich Airport (50-55 min). All-zone day and monthly cards are fully valid (see  for more information). Don't go to Pfäffikon ZH by mistake!
Also, IR-trains and IC-trains to Chur and Basel have hourly stops.
If you prefer the car then the Autobahn A3 to Chur/Zurich brings you to Pfäffikon. Keep in mind the loads of commuters so in the morning and evening rush hour it might take 10-15 minutes more as the main road (Churerstrasse) is utilized beyond it's capacity. There is also the entry/exit Schindellegi on the A3 but entry is only in the direction to Chur and exit in direction to Zurich (not both ways!)
Pfäffikon is a town so the best options are by foot or bicycle. There are bus lines  but it's not really necessary if you don't live here. Pfäffikon is part of the regional public traffic system (ZVV) so a valid ZVV ticket (or SBB ticket in case of intra-swiss travel) is sufficient. Orientation is easy as Churerstrasse is the main divider of the town. It starts in the industrial area close to the Autobahn and followed by the Seedamm Center next to Autobahn entry/exit of Pfäffikon. The train station is direct in the center and when you follow the lakeshore to west you fast end in the neighbouring town of Freienbach.
Seedamm. An almost natural bridge between Pfäffikon and Rapperswil. It's a nice walk, about one hour, and it is part of the St. James path to the monastery of Einsiedeln as well. The wooden bridge is nice to walk along to see birds on the lake.edit
Castle Pfäffikon, Unterdorf (between train station & lake), . Historic castle that was renovated and today is also used as wedding room from the communityedit
Island Ufenau, (with ZSG boat), . Small island between Pfäffikon and Rapperswil. Scenic walk around the island. There is also a restaurant and it is popular for marriages in summeredit
Vögele Kulturzentrum, Gwattstrasse 14 (above Seedamm Center), ☎ +41 (0) 55 416 11 11, . Art and cultural exhibition to reflect question of our timeedit
The Seedamm Center  is one of the biggest shopping centers in Switzerland and offers a big variety of shops. It has all the usual shops you can find anywhere else in Switzerland (Migros, Manor etc). In the older center shops close rather early and cater for the people living in that area
Restaurant Schiff (Lakeside), Unterdorfstrasse 21, ☎ +41 (0)55 416 17 18, . Only restaurant with terrace right on the lake. Excellent fish menus and good selection of wine. It's family run and the focus is on fresh and high quality foodedit
Restaurant Luegeten, Etzelstrasse 224 (on the hilltop), ☎ +41 (0)55 420 45 44, . Restaurant with an amazing view over the lake of Zurich and good traditional kitchenedit
Seedamm Plaza (email@example.com), Seedammstrasse 3, ☎ +41 55 417 17 17, . Four star event hotel including a popular Casino. With 142 rooms biggest hotel in town(,1 day)edit
Panorama Resort & Spa (firstname.lastname@example.org), Schönfelsstrasse, 8835 Feusisberg SZ (on the hill above Pfäffikon), ☎ +41 (0)44 786 00 00, . One of the best hotels in the greater Zurich area with an amazing view over the Lake of Zurich and the mountains. Actually in the small town of Feusisberg next to Pfäffikon. Also has an exquisit Spa and Restaurant. edit
Popular ski resorts in Graubünden are just 45-75 minutes by car or train
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