Wilhelm Tell Monument, Altdorf

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Monument · Tourist Spot
The 'Tell Monument' is a memorial to William Tell in the market place of Altdorf, Canton of Uri, Switzerland.The bronze statue by sculptor Richard Kissling was inaugurated on August 28, 1895 at the foot of an old tower. It shows the Swiss national hero with his crossbow and accompanied by his son. At the base is the traditional date of Rütlischwur of 1307.Behind the statue is a big bronze plate with the following inscription: Erzæhlen Wird Man Von Dem Schützen Tell So Lang Die Berge Steh'n Auf Ihrem Grunde. This translates to: It will be talked about the marksman Tell as long as the mountains stand on their base.
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  • The beginnings of the Swiss Confedration around 1300 are to be found in the mountaineous central part of the country with various places, connected to often legendary events, which are part of the...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • Often pass by here after some epic climbing near by mountain passes. Great place to re-fill your water bottle and have nice kiosk so that can also be re-fueled before beginning or end of your cycling journey. Also descent Tell statue catching your eyes and make your stay more fun.
  • Good to visit if you have time

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