Legend of William Tell Still Inspires Swiss and Tourists

Christian Science Monitor: The shadow of William Tell still looms large in Switzerland, both in the imaginations of its people and the tourists who visit the country. This summer the German National Theatre Weimar will celebrate the 200th anniversity of Schiller's play based on the legend with performances in Switzerland, but that is really only a small part of William Tell's presence in the country. His trick with the apple was the spark that led to Swiss independence and a sense of freedom that can still be felt today.

To read more about William Tell or the many ways in which the hero is remembered in Switzerland, read the story of Betty Lowry by clicking on the header above.