Francesco Della Casa 21.06.2021
How the Swiss Othmar H. Ammann (1879–1965) built the most important bridges in New York, but remained unsuccessful in his home country.
Murielle Schlup 18.06.2021
As a general, Henri Guisan led Switzerland through World War II. His public image alternated between resistance and diligent personal propagandisation. Including censorship!
Katrin Brunner 16.06.2021
While Zwingli was preaching the Reformed faith in Zurich in the 16th century, the altered circumstances of life led to frictions in the countryside on a greater and lesser scale.
Hibou Pèlerin 09.06.2021
Abused, not cared for – these few words sum up the fate of countless children, adolescents and adults in Switzerland up into the 1970s. Under the title ‘Vom Glück vergessen’ (Forgotten by happiness), the Rätisches Museum Chur vividly brings to life for its audience the reality of ‘enforced welfare measures’.
Michael van Orsouw 02.06.2021
This is the story of a political refugee in Switzerland who went on to become Emperor of France. Along the way, Napoleon III left behind traces that still shine brightly today.
Bernhard Graf 26.05.2021
Ferdinand Sigg’s aluminium bottles conquered the world. But the Swiss innovator produced much more than trendy drink containers at his plant in Frauenfeld.
James Blake Wiener 21.05.2021
Germaine de Staël was a Swiss author and thinker during the French Revolution. Even Napoleon feared the strong and well-connected personality and banished her from Paris.
Marina Amstad 19.05.2021
The search for utopia and the ideal society, a fairer world and a happy life is as old as humankind itself. Every era produces its own utopias; the concept, created by Thomas More, dates from 1516.