Altdorf (German for "old village") is the capital of the Swiss canton of Uri. The municipality covers an area of 10.23 km². It is built at a height of 462 m above sea-level, a little above the right bank of the Reuss, not far above the point where this river is joined on the right by the Schächen torrent.
Altdorf is 55 km from Lucerne by the St Gotthard railway and 28 km from Göschenen. Its port on the Lake of Lucerne, Flüelen, is 2 miles distant. There is a stately parish church, while above the little town is the oldest Capuchin convent in Switzerland (1581).
Altdorf is best known as the place where, according to the legend, William Tell shot the apple from his son's head.
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Buin (42222) 2008-11-22 7:42
A wonderful and worth showing view! The strong colours od the foreground and the hazy mountains in the background - that works very well. You have had a favourable light this day and you took advantage of it. An inviting photo!
Have a nice weekend!
Greetings from snowy Germany!