The History of Switzerland

The National Museum in Zurich presents a new permanent exhibition on the history of Switzerland. The exhibition focuses on the development from a loose confederation of 13 cantons in 1501 to a federation of 22 cantons in 1848 and in the 20st century.The exhibition is an interactive journey through these centuries. The exhibition is organised chronologically and starts with the 15th century and end with an open discussion about the future of the 21st century. (Further information: