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Switzerland
Appenzell
Appenzell Innerrhoden

Hauptgasse
(Rathaus)

Denkmal Schlacht am Stoss 1405

Battle of Stoss 1405 Monument

Walter Mettler
1905

Appenzell /  Denkmal Schlacht am Stoss 1405   Appenzell /  Denkmal Schlacht am Stoss 1405

Description

Bronze relief showing Uli Rotach fighting the Austrians.

The Battle of Stoss was a military conflict between Appenzell and Habsburg during the Appenzell Wars. It took place on 17 June 1405 at Stoss, between Altstätten and Gais in today's Canton Appenzell Ausserrhoden. In connection with this battle is the report on the mythical Appenzell hero Ueli Rotach. He was attacked in a house by an Austrian crowd, had fought bravely and killed some enemies. Finally, the house was set on fire, and he "undefeated" perished in the flames.

Inscription(s)

ULI ROTTACH

und seinen Mitkämpfern am Stoss
1405 gewidmet 1905

Signature

W. Mettler

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 47°19'50" E 9°24'34"

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