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Alpthal commune (Schwyz canton, Switzerland)

Last modified: 2023-08-26 by martin karner
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[Flag of Alpthal] image by Pascal Gross

Divided diagonally from red with a white cross and from green by a white wavy bar.

In 1018 Emperor Heinrich II gave the valley called Albetal to Einsiedeln Abbey. In the border dispute between the Abbey and the Land of Schwyz, according to a document dated 1217, Count Rudolf the Old of Habsburg awarded the valley to Schwyz, which was confirmed with the peace treaty of 1350. The little white "Schwyz cross" may be a reference to those dispute.