Katrin Brunner
Katrin Brunner is a chronicler of Niederweningen and Oberweningen and a freelance journalist.

12. August 2020

Nature | Tourism | Modern Age | Food | Economy | Article | Featured

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Message in a bottle from the Katzensee

For decades, the Katzensee near Zurich was used as a dumping ground for glass. A look into bottles from days gone by.

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29. May 2020

Technology | 20th / 21st century | Article | Featured

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The dream of flying

The great names in global history weren’t the only ones who dreamed of flying. Even in the Zürcher Unterland, people were designing and building. Lack of money and scarce resources gave rise to some exceedingly creative aircraft.

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15. May 2020

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

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A treasure trove in a quarry

It’s one of nine quarry sites in the Canton of Zurich, and certainly the most eccentric. The silica sand quarry at Buchs in Zurich was created by chance in 1898, and hit the headlines in April 1910.

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15. January 2020

War/battle | 20th / 21st century | Politics | Culture | Article | Featured

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Banged up in the schoolhouse basement

In Niederweningen, Zurich, the basement of the schoolhouse was once used as a prison. Not everyone was happy about it.

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