Category: Economy

6. May 2019

20th / 21st century | Politics

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The national exhibition of 1939

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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1. May 2019

20th / 21st century | Economy

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Switzerland from above

Eduard Spelterini was an adventurer, balloonist and photographic artist. He showed many for the first time what Switzerland looks like from above.

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19. April 2019

20th / 21st century | Tourism

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The iconic Lake Constance and Rhine poster

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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16. April 2019

Modern Age | Society

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Switzerland elsewhere

Switzerland was not always a prosperous country. Up until 150 years ago, many set off for distant lands. The emigrants took a piece of their homeland with them and founded towns such as Zurichtal, Berne and Nova Friburgo.

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10. April 2019

Modern Age | War/battle

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Handsome men for ‘Frau Hauptmannin’

Swiss mercenaries – think they were all men? Think again. People tend to forget that in family-run mercenary companies, it was the women who pulled the strings.

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