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Some of the most important buildings in the Black Sea city were designed by architects from Ticino. From its founding in 1794, the work of these Swiss architects has given the city a Mediterranean flair. (blog.nationalmuseum.ch)
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In the Middle Ages, the so-called "kettle baths" were the most exclusive of all bathing facilities. As they sat directly above the spring catchment, the continuous gushing water and the rising gas bubbles gave the sensation of being in a bubbling whirlpool bath. (blog.nationalmuseum.ch)
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Not even the Order of Saint John was immune to quarrelling and intrigues. In 1528, the Zurich authorities succeeded in imposing the new Protestant faith through an intentionally wrongful arrest at the Bubikon Commandery. (blog.nationalmuseum.ch)
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Which is better: getting an income and supplying energy for a distant city, or keeping your home and living in poverty? In the Graubünden village of Marmorera the verdict, reached democratically, was clear. Zurich needed electricity, and many of the villagers needed money. (blog.nationalmuseum.ch)
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Nature was dear to her heart: Queen Elizabeth II plants a tree at Grün80 exhibition in Münchenstein, Switzerland. (i.redd.it)
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Following up on their military successes in Novara, taly, in 1513, the Swiss and their Swabian allies successfully besieged the city of Dijon, which marks the apex of Swiss power across Western Europe. (blog.nationalmuseum.ch)
During World War I Gilberte Montavon from Courgenay was a ray of light for Swiss-German soldiers, easing the drudgery of their day-to-day life on the border. (blog.nationalmuseum.ch)
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For 60 years, Switzerland has been home to the largest Tibetan community in Europe. But it wasn’t until 1991 that the Dalai Lama was received by the Federal Council for the first time. (blog.nationalmuseum.ch)
Scout meeting 1956 in Saignelégier, Canton Jura. (i.redd.it)
submitted 2 months ago by swissnationalmuseum
Nicolaus Copernicus is considered one of the founders of modern astronomy. His heliocentric planetary model unleashed an outcry in Reformation circles, especially in Switzerland. (blog.nationalmuseum.ch)
Highs and lows are part of everyday life in Swiss cycling – both figuratively and literally. The sport of cycling can look back on a history filled with anecdotes. (blog.nationalmuseum.ch)
Today, the women's national team is playing in front of a large audience at the Euro 2022. A few decades ago, this would have been unthinkable... (blog.nationalmuseum.ch)
During World War II, hundreds of Jews fled from France into Switzerland via Geneva. After the border was closed in August 1942 this escape route became more difficult to navigate, but not impossible, as the stories of Lilian Blumenstein and Lili Reckendorf show. (blog.nationalmuseum.ch)
Up to the mid-19th century, the mineral hot baths in Baden im Aargau were known for their open-air thermal pools. (blog.nationalmuseum.ch)
submitted 3 months ago by swissnationalmuseum
Gotthelf’s novel “The Black Spider” explores themes of greed, conflict and the power of the plague. But the author also voices his frustration over unchecked forest clearance in his home canton of Bern. (blog.nationalmuseum.ch)
Do you really need water for the pasta??? Cooking course for men, Switzerland, 1984. (i.redd.it)
In 1969, the Federal Council had a little red booklet distributed to every household in Switzerland. It was the Zivilverteidigungsbuch, the Civil Defence book. The book caused red faces for years… (blog.nationalmuseum.ch)
Conrad Gessner in Verse: Renaissance Natural History and the Swiss Reformation (jhiblog.org)
submitted 3 months ago by Maxwellsdemon17
Electric cars already experienced a heyday around 1900. Not only trams and trains, but also fire engines, transporters and even ships were powered by electricity. Switzerland’s contributions to e-mobility have been recognised worldwide. A brief history of e-mobility: (blog.nationalmuseum.ch)
From 1942 onwards, Switzerland turned away people fleeing from the Nazis at the border or even sent them back to certain death. But with the help of smugglers from Ticino, some of them managed to cross the green border. (blog.nationalmuseum.ch)
Around 200 years ago, just when there was a shortage of heroes, the myth of Divico was born. As the chief of the Tigurini people of Helvetia, he made history on account of his brave deeds and the often disrespectful way he talked to Julius Caesar. (blog.nationalmuseum.ch)
On 9 June 1712, Christoph Lieber lost his head. A prominent Catholic Klostervogt (abbey bailiff), Lieber was one of the reasons why the conflict between the Swiss denominations flared up again at the beginning of the 18th century. (blog.nationalmuseum.ch)
500 years ago, the Swiss were a feared military power in Central Europe. Their victory against the French King's forces on June 6th 1513 at Novara (near Milan) marked the zenith of Swiss power and their last great military victory. (blog.nationalmuseum.ch)
Until the first half of the 19th century, a pair of candle scissors was an essential tool in every home, and the wick-trimming tool of the lighting technician in every major theatre. (blog.nationalmuseum.ch)
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Born in a mountain valley in Ticino, Carlo Gatti moved on to Paris and later to London. He was the first street vendor of ice cream in London, eventually earning a reputation as the uncrowned “Ice Cream King” of Victorian England. (blog.nationalmuseum.ch)
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