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Address: Rathausplatz 1, Altdorf 6460, Switzerland

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Splendid statue in a nice village.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Hayle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Portsmouth, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Ghent, Belgium
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2 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Lymington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Good to see the monument but somehow I expected more, it was a shame a large television broadcast van which was nothing to do with it was parked in front obscuring the bottom and spoiling any photo shots.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

It was many years ago, but we traveled here in August 1990 and it was one of the highlight trips of my life. We found a wonderful chocolate and ice cream shop just steps from the Wilhelm Tell Monument. We stumbled upon Altdorf by sheer accident and it was one of the most unique finds of our European vacation. It... More 

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