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On the Rathausplatz (town hall square) stand the Türmli, one of the oldest buildings in Altdorf (13th-16th century), and the Telldenkmal, a monument to the legend of William Tell.
The village of Andermatt, in the remote Urseren valley at the foot of the Gotthard massif, is a real Alpine crossroads. To the north you reach Altdorf and Lake Lucerne in Central Switzerland. To the south, the Gotthard Pass leads to Ticino and Italy. To the west, the Furka Pass leads to the Valais, and to the east, the Oberalp Pass leads to Graubünden.
Beggeriäd (in local dialect) or Beckenried is a village in Canton Nidwalden on the shores of Lake Lucerne. It is the starting point for the cable car ride to Klewenalp (1593m) or the car ride to Seelisberg above the Rütli.
The Furka Pass, 2429 m over sea level, is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps, connecting the Goms Valley (Valais/Wallis), to Andermatt (Uri, Central Switzerland). Scenes of Goldfinger, with Sean Connery as James Bond, were shot here.
Küssnacht am Rigi
We are here at the Hauptplatz, the main square of the village. Our stroll will take you along the Unterdorf, the street that leads to the lake. Follow the panorama arrow!
The Brünig Pass connects Central Switzerland to the Bernese Oberland. It runs first along Lake Sarnen and then up to the much wilder Lake Lungern. We have shot for you some panoramas at 3 beautiful viewpoints where you can easily park by the roadside.
We are standing on the Dorfplatz (village square) of the capital of the canton of Obwalden, which together with Nidwalden forms the canton of Unterwalden, one of the founding States of Switzerland.
View of Lake Sarnen from the vicinity of the hamlet of Ewil, south of Sachseln. On the other side of the lake, we see the village of Wilen and the Wilerwald heights reflected on the lake, which was particularly calm that day.
We are here in the village of Seelisberg, on the mountain overlooking the hard-to-reach meadow that was the scene of Switzerland's founding legend in 1291, the mythical Rütli Oath. The "Schiller balcony" is the best place to get a bird's eye view of the meadow. It can be reached from the lakeside village of Beckenried.
In front of the neo-classical St. Stefan's Church, the lion monument was erected in 1886 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Sempach, which was won against Habsburg Austria by the Lucerneans and their allies of the Confederation of the VIII Cantons.
Stans is the capital of the half-canton of Nidwalden, which together with Obwalden forms the canton of Unterwalden, one of the three founding states of Switzerland. We are here in the centre of this large village, at the corner of the Catholic church of St Peter and Paul, in front of the Ölbergkapelle (chapel of the Mount of Olives, end of 15th century).
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