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Wilhelm Tell Monument

Rathausplatz 1, Altdorf 6460, Switzerland
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A taste of Swiss History

I really enjoyed seeing the monument. It is free and there is parking behind it. You get 45 minutes... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2018
Charl0tte2012
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Go inside the tower

This statue is impressive- it captures the strength of the Swiss desire for independence. But do go... read more

Reviewed December 23, 2017
Bronwen L
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Cape Town, South Africa
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“swiss history” (3 reviews)
“town square” (3 reviews)
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Rathausplatz 1, Altdorf 6460, Switzerland
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

I really enjoyed seeing the monument. It is free and there is parking behind it. You get 45 minutes for free. There is a parking blue meter and to get the free parking you just press it twice. The people there are very helpful. I...More

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Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

This statue is impressive- it captures the strength of the Swiss desire for independence. But do go inside the Turmli (little tower) behind the statue. On each level of the tower there is an exhibition explaining Altdorf's connection to the Tell story, the history of...More

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Reviewed September 19, 2017

This sculpture, commemorating a significant event in Swiss history, is located in the charming village of Altdorf, Canton of Uri. To get there (in my case from Zurich, by train) one changes at Zug or Arth-Goldau to the Regional Express which follows a scenic trail...More

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Reviewed August 15, 2017

Yes, William Tell shot the apple off his son's head and saved both of their lives. Tell was a revolutionary during the Swiss struggle for Independence. Class act statue of him in the town Square.

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Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

When did Wilhelm Tell live? The correct answer is 'never'... he's a legend... and that's just one of the things a picked visiting this by nicely refurbished monument. Worthy a quick stop when you're in the neighbourhood.

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Reviewed May 30, 2017

Stopped off at the monument on a recent cycling trip through Altdorf. The statue dominates the town square and is worth a few minutes of your time. The legend of William Tell is well documented throughout the town so definitely worth a stop.

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Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

Just nice way to tie a place to a story you heard as a child. Although the environment is not extraordinary taking a pic with Wilhelm Tell makes it worth a visit. And at the stores you can go buy some swiss memorabilia!

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Reviewed March 14, 2017

I read this story as child, now visiting the town itself and taking pictures with the book under the statue, super nice.

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Reviewed December 28, 2016

Well worth a short stop off as this giant impressive Bronze statue of the Swiss hero is impressive. The village itself is again worth some exploration and offers several decent shops and eating places.

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Reviewed December 26, 2016

We stopped in Altdorf while driving from Lugano to Zurich. One main reason for selecting Altdorf for stopover was to visit the bronze statue of the Swiss national hero Wilhelm Tell. Since it was on our route, it was definitely a worth visiting. Altdorf is...More

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