Category: Culture

22. May 2019

20th / 21st century | Culture

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Art follows bombs

by Andreas Rüfenacht

On 1 April 1944, Schaffhausen was mistakenly bombed. The municipal museum lost more than 80 paintings. Then, artworks to match the scale of the losses started arriving from all over Switzerland. Even now, this level of cultural donation is testament to the huge solidarity compatriots felt for the stricken city.

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17. May 2019

Modern Age | Society

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The dream of a brave new world

by Benedikt Meyer

She spoke no English and had no job. Nonetheless, in 1891 19-year-old Stephanie Cordelier decided to emigrate to the USA.

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15. May 2019

20th / 21st century | Culture

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Switzerland and Eurovision

by David Eugster

Switzerland and Europe – it’s a love-hate relationship. At least when it comes to the Eurovision Song Contest. A potted history.

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6. May 2019

20th / 21st century | Politics

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The national exhibition of 1939

by Andrej Abplanalp

The national exhibition of 1939 was not only a centre for the spiritual defence of the nation – it was also a hugely successful exhibition. With over 10 million visitors, it was extremely popular as well.

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19. April 2019

20th / 21st century | Tourism

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The iconic Lake Constance and Rhine poster

by Elisabeth Schraut

The Lake Constance and Rhine poster produced by Orell Füssli in 1897 shows the whole of Lake Constance as far as the Rhine Falls, with the snow-covered Alps in the background. Depicting a south-facing perspective, to this day it has defined the tourist view of Lake Constance.

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