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Guided Rütli tour

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Led by an expert guide, the circular 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 pledged themselves to the Eternal Alliance of the Three Forest Cantons on the Rütli meadow on 1 August 1291. The men were Werner Stauffacher of Schwyz, Walter Fürst of Uri and Arnold von Melchtal of Unterwalden. Ever since, every Swiss person has regarded the Rütli as a memorial site for the historic event of the Rütli oath. The founding myth has been nourished for many years now 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

You can visit all of these historic places by Lake Uri in the company of a travel guide. Your guide will accompany you on the boat ride from Brunnen to Rütli and the Tellsplatte. Together, you will walk some of the Swiss Path before taking the bus to the Tell Museum in Bürglen and then walking through the historic alleys of Altdort to reach the Tell Memorial.


Tour costs

From CHF 220 flat-rate fee for up to 25 people
Additional prices on request

Additional costs

Boat ride
Tell Musem

Group size

max. 25 people


From 30 minutes to approx. 3 hours
depending on your individual programme.


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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