Switzerland's history is rooted in a covenant has been concluded on behalf of the Almighty God by three landowners from the area around Lake Lucerne to the Rütli meadow in the Seelisberg municipality. This covenant was the basis of the old Swiss confederation and is the basis for the modern Switzerland.

Seelisberg is extremely rich in history. It has also aligned the "Conference of Seelisberg" in 1947. The aim of this conference was to combat anti-Semitism. At this conference were "The Ten Points of Seelisberg" formulated by 70 members from 17 countries, consisting of Jews, Protestants and Catholics. The conference is considered the start of the Jewish-Christian dialogue after the Second World War and considered the beginning of the modern Jewish-Christian movement in the world.