Category: Article

15. February 2019

Modern Age | Art

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From romantic drama to art foundation

As the 19th century drew to a close, Lydia Welti-Escher’s unhappy love affair led to the establishment of the Gottfried Keller Foundation. And the suicide of the daughter of magnate Alfred Escher.

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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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6. February 2019

Modern Age | Society

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From ‘Landjäger’ to traffic cop

How the modern-day police force evolved out of goods inspections at medieval markets and the expulsion of beggars from the nation’s territory.

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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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30. January 2019

Modern Age | Jewelry

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The winged lion of Zurich

Zurich – Bern – Venice. No, it’s not an Interrail route, but a 17th-century alliance. A valuable drinking vessel in the shape of a lion commemorates this.

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