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Wilhelm Tell and his legend belongs to Swiss history. This statue and the lovely place around stands a great memory for this famous story. Definitely worth to visit Altdorf, especially around August 1 as Swiss National Day.
Lovely statue in the legendary hero's hometown set in a nice square. Lots of nice building around it including the tower behind the statue that holds a small museum (We didn't visit it).
There is a car park not far (well sign posted) and a...More
Visited Altdorf on the 1st Aug which is the National Day for Switzerland. Took the train from Zurich Main Station to Flüelen, the bus 408. The main roads were blocked due to the town festival which was great for us. We managed to take pictures...More
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
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
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
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.
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.
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!