Katrin Brunner13.10.2022Even before the outbreak of World War II, Migros founder Gottlieb Duttweiler was turning his mind to the issue of securing national supplies of essential goods. But not everyone was sold on his idea of submerging caches of grain and other foodstuffs in our lakes inside mammoth “tin cans”...
Katrin Brunner13.06.2022Around 200 years ago, just when there was a shortage of heroes, the myth of Divico was born. As the chief of the Tigurini people of Helvetia, he made history on account of his brave deeds and the often disrespectful way he talked to Julius Caesar.
Katrin Brunner04.04.2022If you’re on the Riederfurka, you can’t miss the Villa Cassel. Visible from far and wide, the distinctive structure dates from 1902 and was once the holiday home of an ill and overworked Englishman.
Katrin Brunner16.03.2022In Roman times, major urban centres such as Vitudurum (Oberwinterthur), Aquae Helveticae (Baden) and Vindonissa (Windisch) needed to be fed. Large farming estates in the region played a major role in meeting this need.
Katrin Brunner13.12.2021An elevator to the 3,700-metre summit of the Wetterhorn. At the beginning of the 20th century, this was one engineer’s dream. His dream did eventually come true, even if not in its entirety: in 1908 Switzerland welcomed its first aerial cableway for passenger transport.