Simon Engel 13.01.2021
For years, Switzerland has celebrated itself as a nation of skiers. Where does this self-image come from? Is it more of a myth, or more of a reality?
Gabriel Heim 06.01.2021
In 1929, mountain film pioneer Arnold Fanck shot his global hit The White Hell of Piz Palü in southern Graubünden. The secret star of filming was the Bernina railway, a track system that could handle tough winter operation.
Dominik Landwehr 09.12.2020
Colour pictures for everyone! That was the idea behind the photochrome process, which was devised in Zurich in the late 19th century – and quickly took over the world.
David Eugster 01.10.2020
On 1 October 1970, the Shopville shopping centre opened underneath Zurich’s Hauptbahnhof. The underground shopping arcade was a minor sensation.
Michael van Orsouw 27.08.2020
100 years ago, the automobile set out on its triumphant rise to world domination. But it was a long, hard drive to the open road.
Katrin Brunner 12.08.2020
For decades, the Katzensee near Zurich was used as a dumping ground for glass. A look into bottles from days gone by.
Dominik Landwehr 27.05.2020
At the end of the 19th century, Switzerland experienced a mountain railway boom. There was feverish building activity on Monte Generoso. But the company was only able to survive with help from Migros.
Andrej Abplanalp 10.04.2020
40 years ago, the second Swiss Horticultural & Gardening Expo, ‘Grün 80’, attracted millions of Swiss people, and one queen: Queen Elizabeth II.