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Switzerland and Europe – it’s a love-hate relationship. At least when it comes to the Eurovision Song Contest. A potted history.
In the late 1960s, many hippies moved to the countryside. In communal house-shares, they cultivated their own lifestyle. Not entirely without resistance, as the example from Birmenstorf shows.
In the 1960s, the Swiss-style parlour began to lose its appeal. People no longer sat properly at the dining table, but hung about on sofas, carpets or bean bag chairs.
In the late 1960s, Swiss citizens were talking about hair length, education or voting rights for women In a matter of just a few years, society underwent a profound change.