Category: 20th / 21st century

8. February 2019

20th / 21st century | Politics

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War refugees: the Italians in 1914

For thousands of Italians living in France, Germany and Austria, the outbreak of the First World War meant getting out. They chose to flee through Switzerland.

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1. February 2019

20th / 21st century | Culture

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The creative lion tamer

If you stroll through Zurich, lions are everywhere. Many of them were created by Urs Eggenschwyler. He was often seen out for a walk with the real big cats.

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24. January 2019

20th / 21st century | Review

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Feeling the heartbeat of the museum

His idiosyncratic aesthetic has made film director Wes Anderson famous. Now, working with Juma Malouf, he has set up an exhibition at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. The result: a contemporary cabinet of curiosities.

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24. December 2018

20th / 21st century | Culture

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The story of a Christmas carol

Exactly 200 years ago, ‘Silent Night, Holy Night’ was performed for the first time. Thanks to its moving message and captivating melody, it is one of the world’s most popular Christmas carols.

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19. December 2018

20th / 21st century | Economy

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Rivella – Whey makes it possible

It’s quite rare for a lawyer to invent a soft drink. And the fact that he used a by-product to do so is almost impossible. But that’s exactly what happened. The result was Switzerland’s national drink, Rivella.

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