This guided history tour will not only take you to the origin of Switzerland, but you will also follow in Wilhelm Tell's footsteps.
According to legend, the three representatives of the founding cantons of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden pledged themselves to the Eternal Alliance of the Three Forest Cantons on the Rütli meadow on 1 August 1291. Ever since, every Swiss person has regarded the Rütli as a memorial site for the historic event of the Rütli oath. The founding myth is also nourished by Friedrich Schiller’s memorable drama ‘Wilhelm Tell’. Was the freedom fighter Wilhelm Tell a legend or a myth?
Your tour guide will meet you at the boat station in Brunnen and you will already receive some interesting information about your excursion. Afterwards you will travel by boat to Treib. From there you take the Treib-Seelisberg train to Seelisberg. Together you will stroll through the wonderfully situated village of Seelisberg and receive a lot of interesting information about the history and the region from our local guide. Again and again you will pass unique vantage points, which are suitable as photo subjects. We continue with a one-hour hike down to the Rütli, during short breaks our guide will inform you about the region. At the Rütlihaus you will make a short stop and then continue with a visit to the place of the three springs. There you will learn more about the background of the origin of the Rütli meadow and the Swiss Confederation. At the end, the group meets at the Rütli boat station and travels together back to Brunnen.
Round trip on the Lake of Uri, hike on the Swiss Path or visit the Federal Charter Museum in Schwyz.
We would be happy to provide you with many more tips for an additional program in the cradle of Switzerland.
German, other languages on request
maximum 20 persons
approx 3 hours
CHF 320.– flate rate up to 20 persons
Tickets for the boat trip and the Treib-Seelisberg railway
Please note that the total hiking time is about 2 hours and all participants must be well on foot. Therefore, we recommend good shoes with treaded soles and appropriate clothing for the weather. Furthermore, the path is not wheelchair accessible. Accident insurance is the responsibility of the participants. In the event of force majeure, such as severe weather or severe weather warnings, Brunnen Schwyz Marketing AG may cancel a guided tour.