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The birthplace of modern Switzerland

It was in the Ruetli Meadow, where leaders from three cantons: Uri, Schwyz, and Unterwalden met and... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2017
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Southern Nevada
This Is Where Switzerland Began

It's fun to come to this spot which is claimed to be the location of the initial forming of the... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2017
Zoom_Gotti
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Henderson, Nevada
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Reviewed August 14, 2017

It was in the Ruetli Meadow, where leaders from three cantons: Uri, Schwyz, and Unterwalden met and took an oath to form a union, a nation we know today. You take a boat from Brunnen to Flueelen and walk up the steep hill. Every Independence...More

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Reviewed July 1, 2017

It's fun to come to this spot which is claimed to be the location of the initial forming of the Swiss Confederation. The legends of William Tell can also be woven into this history. You can come by boat or a combo of mass transit...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Although its not historically proven the place has a mystic aura. Founding place of the old Eidgenossenschaft that one has to visit if interest in switzerland

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Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

It's a pleasant spot and historically resonant though I'm not sure what non Swiss visitors or residents would get out of it. There's a nice walk down from Seelisberg although the boat is probably the best way there.

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Reviewed June 3, 2015

Wonderful place to visit when in central Switzerland. A trip on the Laake Lucerne is a must anyway, but stop off at the Rütli, and take a later boat after your visit. The walk up to the Rütli Meadow is fairly short. You will be...More

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Reviewed October 23, 2014

This is where it all began in 1291. The meadow is lovely but there's not much else there. However, the picnic area is beautiful and there are some awesome views of the lake here.

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