A Roman Mausoleum and a Romanesque Church with Gothic fresco’s in Biel

Biel (canton of Bern) is home to one of the region’s oldest monuments. The history of the St. Stephan’s church in the Mett district dates back to the 4th century AD. A Roman mausoleum served as a final resting place for members of the (military) elite. A large glass goblet with an image of Dionysius … Read more » “A Roman Mausoleum and a Romanesque Church with Gothic fresco’s in Biel”

Sissach and its Dynasties and Castles

Sissach (canton Basel-Landschaft) on the Diegterbach is a village with a Celtic and Roman past. The oldest church in Sissach was built around 620, during the period of Merovingian rule. These Christian Franks were the successors of the pagan Alemanni. The Diegterbach Graves from this era have also been found. After the Merovingians came successively, … Read more » “Sissach and its Dynasties and Castles”

Aarau, or the emergence of a capital

The city of Aarau (Canton of Aargau) takes its name from the river Aare, the largest supplier to the Rhine. A few kilometres away, the Aare flows into the Rhine at the Swiss town of Koblenz, continuing its journey to Rotterdam. The Aare and the hydropower plant near Aarau Aarau is not just any town … Read more » “Aarau, or the emergence of a capital”