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Andrej Abplanalp
Historian and communications chief of the Swiss National Museum.

12. April 2019

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Fighting tradition with rock ’n’ roll

In the 1950s, young people started rebelling against the traditional middle-class values of the time. With dancing and rock ’n’ roll, they aspired to the American lifestyle.

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27. March 2019

Research | Technology | Food | 20th / 21st century | Economy | Article | Featured

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Kitchen aids from Switzerland

Swiss cuisine doesn’t rank among the world’s elite. But the gadgets that make a cook’s life easier are truly a cut above. From the vegetable peeler to the garlic press, all these inventions come from Switzerland.

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15. February 2019

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From romantic drama to art foundation

As the 19th century drew to a close, Lydia Welti-Escher’s unhappy love affair led to the establishment of the Gottfried Keller Foundation. And the suicide of the daughter of magnate Alfred Escher.

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30. January 2019

Modern Age | Jewelry | Politics | Article | Featured

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The winged lion of Zurich

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.

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12. December 2018

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Wooden nativity scenes from the Bernese Oberland

Wooden nativity scenes from Brienz have a long tradition in Switzerland. The original design was created by Hans Huggler-Wyss in 1915.

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