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Wilhelm Tell Monument

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Jean-Pierre C wrote a review Aug 2020
Basel, Switzerland263 contributions96 helpful votes
This monument belongs to the Swiss History. It is quite impressive (for us Swiss people) to be there. If you are curious, it is only 10' drive from the "Altdorf Exit" on the North-South Motorway going through the Gotthard Tunnel. If I had realized how easy it is to go to Altdorf, I would have done it a long time ago while travelling to the South..
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Date of experience: July 2020
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CyclingGeo wrote a review Oct 2019
Plano, Texas528 contributions109 helpful votes
If you ask for directions in Altdorf, you will likely be given this monument as your starting reference point. Nice photo op.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Grover R wrote a review Jul 2019
Pensacola, Florida9,780 contributions608 helpful votes
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The best thing about renting a car to go to Lucerne is got to drive around the lake and see other places like Altdorf. What an amazing little town nestled in the mountains and this is its signature monument and piece of history. Uri and Altdorf are so stereotypical Swiss, a small valley village surrounded by tall, snow capped mountains on a lake, that you miss the fact that it is the historical beginning of Switzerland and William Tell is the legend that explains it. Around 1300, 3 cantons with Uri being the central one wanted to overthrow Hapsburg rule and be independent. They joined forces on a lakeside meadow and the rest is factual history. The allegory story to explain this whole event is William Tell. At this point it is impossible to tell if he is real or simply legend but his story explains the birth of Switzerland and he is factually set in Altdorf the historical center of Switzerland and Uri. For me this why I felt compelled to come to understand the beginning of Switzerland. As for the monument, it is beautiful in the afternoon sun surround in the town square and the mountains. I truly believe if you come to Switzerland, you really need to visit this monument and the Tellskapelle.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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feherp88 wrote a review Oct 2018
Budapest, Hungary425 contributions34 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Sandrine P wrote a review Sep 2018
51 contributions8 helpful votes
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 few cafes/restaurant near by so could a perfect place to stop for lunch.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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