Category: Tourism

9. December 2017

20th / 21st century | Tourism

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Out of the blue sky

In December 1978 the whole of Switzerland was snow-free. Only in Savognin did the flakes dance – thanks to the first snow cannons.

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3. November 2017

Modern Age | Tourism

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The birth of modern cartography

As well as winning numerous accolades as a general in the Sonderbund War, Guillaume-Henri Dufour was also a much-acclaimed cartographer who helped to invent modern cartography.

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14. July 2017

20th / 21st century | Tourism

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Picture postcards, the postman’s favourite mail

Switzerland was a picture postcard country. Even appointments used to be arranged by postcard.

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18. May 2017

20th / 21st century | Art

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Award-winning Posters

On 18 May the journal Werbewoche chooses this year’s Advertiser of the Year. To mark the occasion we take a look at some of the best posters held by the Swiss National Museum.

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12. April 2017

Modern Age | Tourism

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Bumpy conditions on Switzerland’s public transport

Swiss public transport is one of the best in the world. But this was not always the case.

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