Dominik Landwehr03.02.2023Fritz Schoellhorn was a successful businessman, brewer and owner of Haldengut Brewery in Winterthur. He was even awarded an honorary doctorate from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) for his technical and scientific achievements.
Dominik Landwehr20.06.2022In 1969, the Federal Council had a little red booklet distributed to every household in Switzerland. It was the Zivilverteidigungsbuch, the Civil Defence book. The book caused red faces for years…
Dominik Landwehr01.10.2021In Switzerland, as elsewhere, climate change is forcing a rapid switch to renewable energies. The trend is called ‘electric’ and its advent harks back to the age of electrification, which in Switzerland occurred very early on, at the end of 19th century. Are there parallels to that era? Are we currently experiencing Electrification 2.0?
Dominik Landwehr27.08.2021More than 100,000 soldiers from foreign armies were interned in Switzerland during World War II. Reminders of their presence can still be found today – in the Töss Valley in the Zurich Oberland, for instance.