Küssnacht am Rigi (küsˈnäkht äm rēˈgē) [key], town (1990 pop. 9,461), Schwyz canton, central Switzerland, on the Lake of Lucerne. A small resort, it is known chiefly as the scene of the killing of Gessler by William Tell. A nearby 17th-century chapel commemorates the legendary exploit.
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