Category: Culture

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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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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17. July 2019

20th / 21st century | Culture

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Heidi in Japan

by Claudia Walder

Heidi is a cult figure in Japan. An animated series from 1974 helped her achieve that status. The series ushered in the now booming anime industry.

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12. July 2019

20th / 21st century | Culture

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Lovely, lovelier, loveliest

by Andrej Abplanalp

Ideals of beauty are also a barometer of what is important to a given society. As a result, they’ve changed constantly over the past few centuries.

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