2013 Will Mark the 75th Anniversary of Wilhelm Tell
Join us Labor Day weekend in 2013 in New Glarus, Wisconsin for the Wilhelm Tell Festival! Since 1938, the people of New Glarus have presented Schiller’s ‘Wilhelm Tell’, paying honor to the famous Swiss Archer. In addition to the play, enjoy yodeling, alphorns, dancing, an art fair and all the wonderful cuisine and beverages that New Glarus has to offer.
Although the story of Wilhelm Tell, the Swiss national hero, is interwoven with the golden thread of myth, research has proven that many actual deeds have been drawn upon to create this greatest of all Swiss dramas. The bold, yet humble traits of Tell’s personality may be said to typify the Swiss national character though the centuries since the oath on the Ruetli meadow.