The Wettsteinbrücke and its Guardian

The Wettsteinbrücke (bridge), named after a mayor of Basel (Johann Rudolf Wettstein 1594-1666), was ready on June 7, 1879. The rapid growth of trade and population of Grossbasel and Kleinbasel made a second bridge over the Rhine necessary. The Mittlere Brücke had become far too small. The increased car traffic and the construction of a … Read more » “The Wettsteinbrücke and its Guardian”

The Einstein House Bern

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) rented the apartment from 1903 to 1905. It is furnished in the style of the time and documents his years in Bern. The house shows how he and his family lived and the environment in which he wrote his most important scientific works. (Source and further information:

The Chablais

The modern Chablais is a area that covers parts of Eastern France and Western Switzerland. In Switzerland, this French-speaking region lies between the Rhone and Lake Geneva. The Swiss area extends over the cantons of Valais and Vaud. In France, this region is located in the department of Haute-Savoie and is bordered to the north … Read more » “The Chablais”