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Wilhelm Tell Monument

Rathausplatz 1, Altdorf 6460, Switzerland
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A Moving Tribute to a Swiss Hero

This sculpture, commemorating a significant event in Swiss history, is located in the charming... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Heidi A
Perth, Western Australia
In the Heart of Altdorf

Yes, William Tell shot the apple off his son's head and saved both of their lives. Tell was a... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Southern Nevada
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Rathausplatz 1, Altdorf 6460, Switzerland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Heidi A
Reviewed 15 August 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.

Thank beetcanner
Reviewed 12 July 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.

Thank Dirk B
Reviewed 30 May 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.

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 19 March 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!

Thank sands196
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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

Thank Zeyad M
Reviewed 28 December 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.

Thank RoyL65
Reviewed 26 December 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

Thank TQ_Travel-Quest
Reviewed 29 October 2016

I thought it would be fun to stop in Altdorf because of the William Tell legacy but there wasn't much to do in the village and it wasn't very scenic either.

1  Thank Mainzigartig
Reviewed 11 September 2016

A marvellous larger the life statue of William Tell and his son and crossbow in the centre of Altdorf. Well worth a diversion to see this.

1  Thank Katesgrove
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