Category: Literature

24. December 2018

20th / 21st century | Culture

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The story of a Christmas carol

by Alexander Rechsteiner

Exactly 200 years ago, ‘Silent Night, Holy Night’ was performed for the first time. Thanks to its moving message and captivating melody, it is one of the world’s most popular Christmas carols.

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3. October 2018

20th / 21st century | Literature

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Swiss picture books before 1900

by Elisabeth Eggenberger

Ernst Kreidolf’s Art Nouveau books, in which he brings flowers and insects to life, are among the oldest Swiss picture books. His book “Flower Fairy Tales” was published in 1898. Up until then, illustrated books for younger Swiss children were very rare.

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A Globi club.

11. July 2018

20th / 21st century | Culture

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The Globi Club

by Anna Wälli

Globi starts out as an advertising character. In the midst of the economic crisis of the 1930s, he’s intended to boost morale. Children quickly take the jaunty bird into their hearts and set up their own Globi clubs.

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4. August 2017

Modern AgeLiterature | Literature

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The Swiss foundation legend

by Andrej Abplanalp

William Tell and the Rütli Oath – the first person to commit this to paper was Petermann Etterlin. The Lucerne city clerk wrote the first comprehensive chronicle of the Swiss Confederation.

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31. March 2017

Modern Age | Jewelry

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Goethe’s Heart Throb for Young Miss Herzlieb

by Andrej Abplanalp

What does a poet do when his lyrical wooing falls on deaf ears? He presents his queen of hearts with a ring. Alas, this too did not change Wilhelmine Herzlieb’s mind.

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