Tell's Chapel

Tell's Chapel was built on Tell's Slab directly on the lake shoreline in 1879/1880. According to popular legend, it marks the spot where more than 700 years ago the condemned William Tell leapt from a boat during a fierce storm to escape from his Habsburg captors. The chapel is decorated with beautiful frescoes depicting scenes from the heroic deeds of Switzerland's national hero. Just above the chapel is located the country's largest carillon (which chimes every hour).