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Piece of Swiss history

Wilhelm Tell and his legend belongs to Swiss history. This statue and the lovely place around... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
Budapest, Hungary
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Lovely spot

Lovely statue in the legendary hero's hometown set in a nice square. Lots of nice building around... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
Sandrine P
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Rathausplatz 1, Altdorf 6460, Switzerland
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Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sandrine P
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Charl0tte2012
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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Bronwen L
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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Heidi A
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank beetcanner
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Dirk B
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.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Neil M
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!

Date of experience: March 2017
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