"The place where Wilhelm Tell killed Gessler" Küssnacht by globetrott

Küssnacht Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 54 photos

Kuessnacht is a small village close to Luzern and it was here, where Wilhelm Tell killed Gessler in the "Hohle Gasse"

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe came to Kuessnacht and stayed in Hotel Engel, the beautiful building on my picture and still a cosy hotel today !

Gessler-Burg is the castle high above the village of Kuessnacht - you may see a bit of the ruins on my picture, as a white spot in the haze...

  • Last visit to Küssnacht: Oct 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Odiseya's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2016 at 10:55 AM

    Nice cute town! I would like to visit it one day!

  • robertgaz's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2008 at 7:12 PM

    Thanks for taking us through Wilhelm Tell town :~)

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Jan 2, 2007 at 9:55 AM

    Another town I have never been to. I really should go there one day! Thanks for showing me places in my own country!

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2006 at 1:20 PM

    Kussnacht looks like a lovely little spot, even without the sunshine you were hoping for! The hotel is very impressive, as are it's prices for a meal!

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2006 at 11:07 AM

    An excellent page on a lovely area. I would love to walk that path.What a charming hotel.

  • abvideo's Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2006 at 8:14 AM

    durch diese hohle Gasse muss er kommen, es führt kein andrer Weg nach Küssnacht ! es geht doch nichts über eine solide humanistische Bildung :-))

  • lotharlerch's Profile Photo
    Feb 15, 2006 at 12:22 AM

    The Swiss kept always a healthy distance to monstrous empires - in Middle Ages like today, while all the Poles, Czechs, Hungarians, ,Slovenians etc fervently try to join such a monster again after havng left it sucessfully in 1918...

  • spanishguy's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2006 at 7:35 AM

    I see I missed a lot of wonderful places when I was in Switzerland.

  • bugulma's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2006 at 11:25 PM

    you might install Hohle Gasse in Warning and Dangers :-) Are you sure there is no another Wilhelm Tell in bushes? :-)

  • globerover's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2006 at 9:53 AM

    nicht nur Kuessnacht und die Region, nein die ganze Schweiz pflegt ihren Tell-Mythos ... und dabei hat der Meisterschütze gar nie existiert, sei's drum: eine tolle Story und ein schöner Ort ...


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