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Wilhelm Tell Monument

Address: Rathausplatz 1, Altdorf, Switzerland
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Altdorf
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We were recommended to take a day trip from Zurich to Altdorf from a Swiss friend. They said it was a typical Swiss town in the Alps with the story of Wilheim Tell. First, I had to look up the history of Wilheim Tell and I wasn't disappointed. I mean this guys sounds like my type of guy: strong, good... More

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This picturesque monument is open to the public free of charge. Inside one can ascend the stairs to get views over the town, see the workings of the clock and read the informative panels on most of the floor levels.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

If you happen to be in the vicinity of Altdorf, it is well worth the detour to visit the Wilhelm Tell Monument. Look at it from all sides, take a few photos, and then have a look round town. Not much else to see, but they do have some lovely shop signs worth photographing, and some nice little souvenir shops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

Was the William Tell a real person or just a legend? Around the world his story is told, and it all unfolds in Altdorf. Across the square from the statue is a fountain, this fountain marks the spot where the tree stood that Walter (Tell's son) was tied to. Another fountain (about a 150 mtr away heading north on Tellsgasse... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

The statue itself didn't strike me as being of any particular merit, but that isn't the point. People don't go for the statue itself but for what it commemorates - the apple incident, which happened on this very spot. Maybe it's best visited on a tour of various nearby places linked with William Tell: sleep at Altdorf, say, then Bürglen,... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

in the middle of altdorf a monument to a swiss legend whether real or a legend tell is fudamental to most swiss it is a fine statue to a real local hero and situated in a peaceful and lovely small town in la siusse it is a swiss must see

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