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The Gotthard Railway and Axenstrasse road pass through Sisikon. The village on the shores of the Urnersee is bound to the story of William Tell, who risked his life by jumping onto the Tellsplatte and out of the clutches of Gessler, the provincial governor.
Sisikon, the gateway to Canton Uri, lies on the delta of the Riemenstalderbach stream on the eastern shore of the Urnersee, the southernmost arm of the Vierwaldstättersee. The village is dominated by characteristic pre-Alpine peaks: the Fronalpstock to the northeast and the Kaiserstock chain to the southwest. The view to the opposite shore opens out to the glacier pyramids of the Urirotstock. Sisikon’s mild lakeside climate means that even figs and kiwis can grow here. Sisikon has several history-steeped spots: on the lake shore three kilometres south of the village is the Tell Chapel. At the place where William Tell is reputed to have saved himself by leaping from the boat of Gessler, the provincial governor. The chapel, which is adorned with four frescoes by Basel artist Ernst Stückelberg, was built in 1879/80. Switzerland’s largest glockenspiel, which plays a melody every hour, has been located above the Tell Chapel since 2001. The Tell Chapel can be reached on foot or by boat. A short aerial cableway runs from the Tellsplatte up to the Axen.

Thanks to its location on the Weg der Schweiz (Swiss Path), Sisikon is the ideal departure point for hikes around the Urnersee. Other worthwhile excursions lead on foot or with touring skis to the summits of the surrounding mountains. The Rophaien affords spectacular views of the Urnersee shimmering far below as well as of the mountains surrounding the Urirotstock peak.

The camping site at Sisikon has a beautiful location on the lake shore. The stage point and holiday resort on the Gotthard railway line with lake and mountain views offers a host of hiking and excursion options. Sisikon is very popular with windsurfers as the fjord-like Urnersee enjoys superb wind conditions. The narrow Riemenstaldental valley climbs eastwards from Sisikon and has a postbus service. The small Alplersee lake can only be reached on foot from Riemenstalden.

Highlights

  • Tell Chapel – according to the author, Schiller, here between Flüelen and Sisikon is where Tell leapt from Gessler’s boat. Close by is Switzerland’s largest glockenspiel: 38 bells play 20 melodies.
  • Weg der Schweiz (Swiss Path) – a theme trail on the history of Switzerland around the Urnersee lake, the southernmost part of the Vierwaldstättersee.
  • Cruises on the Vierwaldstättersee – one of the most beautiful and diverse Swiss lakes with five steamships and many other ships.
  • Swiss Holiday Park in Morschach – largest leisure park in Switzerland, not far from Sisikon with bathing complex, waterslide, wellness and sport, golf course, 4-star hotel and two holiday-home areas.
  • Rütli – highly symbolic place to the Swiss Confederation. On this meadow near Seelisberg above the Urnersee, in 1291 the people of Unterwalden, Uri and Schwyz swore a pact of alliance and pledged to cast off foreign rule
The Gotthard Railway and Axenstrasse road pass through Sisikon. The village on the shores of the Urnersee is bound to the story of William Tell, who risked his life by jumping onto the Tellsplatte and out of the clutches of Gessler, the provincial governor.
Sisikon, the gateway to Canton Uri, lies on the delta of the Riemenstalderbach stream on the eastern shore of the Urnersee, the southernmost arm of the Vierwaldstättersee. The village is dominated by characteristic pre-Alpine peaks: the Fronalpstock to the northeast and the Kaiserstock chain to the southwest. The view to the opposite shore opens out to the glacier pyramids of the Urirotstock. Sisikon’s mild lakeside climate means that even figs and kiwis can grow here. Sisikon has several history-steeped spots: on the lake shore three kilometres south of the village is the Tell Chapel. At the place where William Tell is reputed to have saved himself by leaping from the boat of Gessler, the provincial governor. The chapel, which is adorned with four frescoes by Basel artist Ernst Stückelberg, was built in 1879/80. Switzerland’s largest glockenspiel, which plays a melody every hour, has been located above the Tell Chapel since 2001. The Tell Chapel can be reached on foot or by boat. A short aerial cableway runs from the Tellsplatte up to the Axen.

Thanks to its location on the Weg der Schweiz (Swiss Path), Sisikon is the ideal departure point for hikes around the Urnersee. Other worthwhile excursions lead on foot or with touring skis to the summits of the surrounding mountains. The Rophaien affords spectacular views of the Urnersee shimmering far below as well as of the mountains surrounding the Urirotstock peak.

The camping site at Sisikon has a beautiful location on the lake shore. The stage point and holiday resort on the Gotthard railway line with lake and mountain views offers a host of hiking and excursion options. Sisikon is very popular with windsurfers as the fjord-like Urnersee enjoys superb wind conditions. The narrow Riemenstaldental valley climbs eastwards from Sisikon and has a postbus service. The small Alplersee lake can only be reached on foot from Riemenstalden.

Highlights

  • Tell Chapel – according to the author, Schiller, here between Flüelen and Sisikon is where Tell leapt from Gessler’s boat. Close by is Switzerland’s largest glockenspiel: 38 bells play 20 melodies.
  • Weg der Schweiz (Swiss Path) – a theme trail on the history of Switzerland around the Urnersee lake, the southernmost part of the Vierwaldstättersee.
  • Cruises on the Vierwaldstättersee – one of the most beautiful and diverse Swiss lakes with five steamships and many other ships.
  • Swiss Holiday Park in Morschach – largest leisure park in Switzerland, not far from Sisikon with bathing complex, waterslide, wellness and sport, golf course, 4-star hotel and two holiday-home areas.
  • Rütli – highly symbolic place to the Swiss Confederation. On this meadow near Seelisberg above the Urnersee, in 1291 the people of Unterwalden, Uri and Schwyz swore a pact of alliance and pledged to cast off foreign rule

Arrival and return Sisikon

Adresse

Uri Tourismus AG
Schützengasse 11
6460 Altdorf
Tel. +41 (0)41 874 80 00
info@uri.swiss
www.uri.swiss

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