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(6295 ft.) on the left, crosses the Muolta near Ingenbohl, and
2872 M. Brunnen (* Waldstatter Hof, on the lake; *Adler;
Rossli; Hirsch), the most beautifully situated place on the Lake of
Lucerne. The railway-station is at the back of the village, some¬
what distant from the lake.
The lailway is now carried by a tunnel 135 yds. in length below
theGutsch and the Axenstrasse, which leads along the E. bank of
the lake from Gersau to Fliielen. It then reaches the *Urner See, or
E. arm of the Lake of Lucerne, along the bank of which it runs
thiough a succession of tunnels and cuttings. On the right opens
a noble view of the lake, on the opposite bank of which, at the
base of the Seelisberg, are the Mythenstein and the meadow of
RuLli, where, as the story goes, the first Swiss league (between
Uri, Schwyz, and Unterwalden) was concluded on the night of
7th Nov., 1307. Farther on rises the double-peaked Vri-Roth-
stock (9650 ft.), with its glacier. The train now threads theHoch-
fluh Tunnel (638 yds.), the St. Franciscus Tunnel (2127 yds.), and
the Oelberg Tunnel (I74M.), the last of which is the second longest
on the line. Beyond (32 M.) Sisikon, at the mouth of the narrow
Riemenstalden-Thai, the line crosses the Axenstrasse, and passes
thiough the tunnels of Stutzeck (1075 yds.) and Tell's Platte (185
yds.). (The Chapel of Tell, which stands on Tell's Platte, where
Tell is said to have sprung out of Gessler's boat when overtaken
by a storm, is not visible from the train.) The Axenberg (1220 yds.)
and the Sulzeck (175 yds.) tunnels are then traversed.
36 M. Fliielen, Ital. Fiora (1435 ft.; Urnerhof; Fliielerhof;
*Kreuz; Tell; St. Gotthard; etc.), the poit of the canton of Uri.
Behind the church is the small castle of Rudenz, formerly the pio-
perty of the Attinghausen family. — The train now ascends the
broad and level valley of the Reuss, the background of which is
formed by the pyramidal Bristenstock (10,090 ft.). On the right
rise the abrupt rocky walls of the Gitschen (8330 U.) and the Bockli
(6810 ft.). — 38 M. Altdorf (Adler or Post; Schliissel), the capital
(3900 inhab.) of the canton of Uri, is the place where Tell is said
to have aimed his arrow at the apple on his son's head. Above
Altdoif, pleasantly situated at the entrance to the Schachen-Thal,
lies Burgltn, the traditional birth-place and residence of Tell. The
line crosses the Schdchenbach, a little above its junction with the
Reuss, approaches the foot of the mountains, and begins to ascend.
Beyond the Reuss is the hamlet of Attinghausen, with a ruined
castle, in which Baron Werner of Attinghausen, who appears in
Schiller's 'Wilhelm Tell', is said to have died in 1307. — 43 M.
Erstfeld, at the entiance to the Erstfelder Thai. The railway and
the road here run close beside the river.
45 M. Amsteg (1795 ft.; Stem or Post), a small village with
substantial-looking houses, occupies a picturesque site at the