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For thousands of Italians living in France, Germany and Austria, the outbreak of the First World War meant getting out. They chose to flee through Switzerland.
How the modern-day police force evolved out of goods inspections at medieval markets and the expulsion of beggars from the nation’s territory.
Zurich – Bern – Venice. No, it’s not an Interrail route, but a 17th-century alliance. A valuable drinking vessel in the shape of a lion commemorates this.
Exactly 200 years ago, ‘Silent Night, Holy Night’ was performed for the first time. Thanks to its moving message and captivating melody, it is one of the world’s most popular Christmas carols.
After the Second World War, young survivors of Nazi concentration camps were brought to Switzerland to recover. The Burg Zug Museum is exhibiting drawings by the so-called “Buchenwald children” for the very first time.