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Guided Rütli tour

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The Rütli tour not only spirits you away to the founding days of Switzerland but also leads you in the footsteps of Wilhelm Tell.


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? Experience and enjoy the historic landscape by Lake Uri with the Rütli, the Schiller Stone, the Tell Chapel, the Tell Memorial and Tell Museum.

Travel guide

Your tour guide will meet you at the Rütli boat station (or already in Brunnen) and walk with you to the Rütli meadow. During your visit to the Platz der drei Quellen (Square of the Three Springs) you will learn more about the background to the creation of the Rütli oath and the Swiss Confederation. You will stop in front of the Rütli House and the local guide will tell you many interesting facts about the history of the Rütli.

Individual additional programme

Round trip on the Lake of Uri, hike on the Swiss Path, visit of the Tell's chapel near the Tell plate, visit of the Tell museum in Bürglen, walk through the historic alleys of Altdorf to the Tell monument.


Guided tour costs

CHF 220.– guided tour package for up to 25 people
further prices on request

Other costs

Tickets for the boat trip

Group size

maximum 25 persons


60 minutes


Location and contact

Swiss Knife Valley VISITOR CENTER
c/o Brunnen Schwyz Marketing AG
Bahnhofstrasse 3
6440 Brunnen
+41 (0)41 820 60 10

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