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Swiss flag above Vitznau

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Swiss flag above Vitznau

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Assembly of the Swiss flag high above Vitznau

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Assembly of the Swiss flag high above Vitznau

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Swiss flag above Vitznau

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The largest Swiss flag in Central Switzerland overlooks Vitznau in summer!

Fashioned from an air-permeable fabric to withstand the violent gusts of wind and large temperature fluctuations on the rock, the Swiss flag is composed of six interconnected sections and measures 31 x 31 metres. It weighs some 750 kg.

History

The giant Swiss flag was installed on the Steigelfadbalm-Dossen, a large rocky outcrop on the Rigi massif, to mark Swiss National Day in 2000. The location on the flank of one of the world's loveliest accessible mountains is perfect, surrounded as it is by an awe-inspiring backdrop.

The people of Vitznau see the flag as an expression of creativity, of courage to embrace challenges, and of farsightedness, tolerance and freedom.