Category: Featured

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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12. April 2019

20th / 21st century | Culture

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Fighting tradition with rock ’n’ roll

In the 1950s, young people started rebelling against the traditional middle-class values of the time. With dancing and rock ’n’ roll, they aspired to the American lifestyle.

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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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8. April 2019

20th / 21st century | Politics

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The Swiss atomic bomb

For a long time, Switzerland too considered building an atomic bomb. Many felt it was a must. The project was finally abandoned in the 1980s.

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