Prince Charles in Klosters on January 5, 1999.
Unlucky prince

In 1988, Prince Charles of England was caught in an avalanche in Klosters. While he got away with a shock, his friend died in the snow. The accident had drastic consequences.

In Glarus in the middle of the 20th century, you could get your hair cut by a real princess.
In the hairdressing salon of the Turkish princess

The last representative of the Ottoman Empire was Rachid Osman. He spent his twilight years in a small village in Glarus. His wife Rosa Osman-Keller earned a living as a village hairdresser to support herself and her once fabulously wealthy husband.

A knight’s weapon of first choice was always his sword. Image from the world chronicle of Rudolf von Ems, around 1300.
In the name of the Lord…

In the Middle Ages, pleas for divine assistance were often incorporated directly into and on the knights’ weapons. So the knights were fighting in the name of the Lord…

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