Rutli, Switzerland

Meadow in Uri canton, on the shore of Lake Lucerne, central Switzerland. The League of the Three Forest Cantons of Schwyz, Unterwalden, and Uri, soon joined by Lucerne, was supposedly created here in 1307, as told in the legend of William Tell. A document unearthed in the 19th century, detailing the alliance and dated August 1, 1291, has since challenged the legend.