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Address: Rathausplatz 1, Altdorf 6460, Switzerland
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Put a place to a story

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... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
sands196
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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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!

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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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.

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Thank Zeyad M
Hayle, United Kingdom
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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.

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Thank RoyL65
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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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 for sure a lovely town to visit.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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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.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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.

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1 Thank Katesgrove
Portsmouth, UK
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

My Friend & I were motorcycling through to the Med & then to Monaco (I wanted to ride my 1000c Yamaha round Monaco's GP course, I had book a hotel for the night at Altdorf the name didn't ring a bell, we had to turn right at this monument in the middle of town, to get to the hotel, get... More 

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1 Thank Chevalier
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Having seen the monument in the town square, I had to look up the story from my childhood. Then later, I told the kids all about it!

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Thank Wifeand3kids
Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Don't we all love the story of Wilhelm Tell? That's the reason why you can't just walk by his monument without taking a look and maybe a photo. The monument itself has not a great artistic appeal.

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Thank Tio-man
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Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

this is part of the swiss history. read the story to it. the people from canton URI are very proud of it. there is a second one in bürglen, the neighbor village.

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