Murielle Schlup 18.06.2021
As a general, Henri Guisan led Switzerland through World War II. His public image alternated between resistance and diligent personal propagandisation. Including censorship!
Katrin Brunner 16.06.2021
While Zwingli was preaching the Reformed faith in Zurich in the 16th century, the altered circumstances of life led to frictions in the countryside on a greater and lesser scale.
Michael van Orsouw 02.06.2021
This is the story of a political refugee in Switzerland who went on to become Emperor of France. Along the way, Napoleon III left behind traces that still shine brightly today.
Bernhard Graf 26.05.2021
Ferdinand Sigg’s aluminium bottles conquered the world. But the Swiss innovator produced much more than trendy drink containers at his plant in Frauenfeld.
Aaron Estermann 13.05.2021
For decades, home stories from the living rooms of the nation’s Federal Councillors have been popular reading material for Mr and Mrs Swiss. A look at the sofas of the past.
Thomas Zaugg 11.05.2021
Federal Councillor Philipp Etter held office for 25 years. Laying out Switzerland’s cultural policy from the 1930s onwards was one of his greatest challenges.
Katrin Brunner 23.04.2021
Around 1,600 years ago, the Roman Emperor Valentinian I had the Rhine and Danube borders extended by a substantial amount. He wanted to protect the empire from the onslaught of the peoples of the north.
Rachel Huber 21.04.2021
From hero of the old West to racist colonialist: Opinion on Swiss pioneer John Sutter has changed in recent decades.