Category: Article

15. August 2019

20th / 21st century | Religion

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Over on Freigut!

by Gabriel Heim

At the beginning of the 20th century, the city of Zurich attracted scores of Jewish families. They brought their culture with them to their new homeland, also building synagogues. Like the one on Freigutstrasse, for example.

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7. August 2019

20th / 21st century | Sports

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The nation’s favourite gymnast

by Andrej Abplanalp

Jack Günthard was both a superb athlete and a gifted entertainer. With his radio and TV shows, he got the nation on its feet and keeping fit.

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31. July 2019

Modern Age | Literature

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The Rütli fan

by Michael van Orsouw

Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, was a fan of William Tell. In the 19th century, he even wanted to buy the Rütli and build a castle on it.

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22. July 2019

20th / 21st century | Society

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The Boy Scouts

by Andrej Abplanalp

Switzerland’s Boy Scouts and Girl Guides have been around for more than 100 years. The organisation’s basic ideas came from the military, and spread rapidly across the globe.

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19. July 2019

20th / 21st century | Sports

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When ‘Uli the Tenant’ played for Grasshopper Club Zurich…

by Mämä Sykora

Football is more than just a sport. Football is culture, entertainment and even politics. As, for example, when Uli the Tenant played for Grasshopper Club Zurich. Or when carrots were grown in FC Baden’s stadium.

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