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View from Sellisberg down to Rütli meadow. On this place representatives from the three forest cantons around the lake – Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden - met to sign a pact of eternal mutual defence against thread of Habsburgs. This is foundation of the Swiss Confederation as it is today. The date was August 1st, 1291. First of August is as the Swiss National Day.

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Additional Photos by Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3314 W: 54 N: 3847] (24322)
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