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Wilhelm Tell Monument, Altdorf

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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... 
    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... 
    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 »
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  • Nice place to see a bit of the swiss history
  • The monument to William Tell, the historic figure of Switzerland by excellence is worth a visit while driving through Altdorf, the Canton Uri's capital. Uri was one of the three original cantons in Switzerland that started the Swiss Confederation or Confoederatio Helvetica, in Latin, from where the CH comes from. The monument is simple with nice paintings that tells William Tells story.

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