Topographical History of Graubünden

A collection of historical topographical landscapes of villages, buildings and landscape images is an important source of information to reconstruct the historical development of settlements, changes in buildings, renewal and relocation of traffic routes and natural or man-made changes in the residential and natural environment. The Rhätische Museum in Chur presents an extensive and valuable … Read more » “Topographical History of Graubünden”

A Political Novum in Europe

Grisons was the name for the three allied members Graue or Obere Bund, Zehngerichtebund, and the Gotteshausbund. Grisons (Graubünden in German) was founded in 1524 when the three allies agreed to do so. The particular thing about the development in the Swiss regions of the Central Alps (Uri, Schwyz, Unterwalden, Glarus) and Grisons was the … Read more » “A Political Novum in Europe”

Morat, the Duke and the Eidgenossen

Morat (Murten in German) is one of the cities, which by the fate of history is part of the canton of Fribourg (Freiburg). The sixteenth century and the incorporation by the Mediationsakte (1803) against the will of the population were decisive. Morat is a bilingual city. The German-speaking majority is around 83%. The city was founded … Read more » “Morat, the Duke and the Eidgenossen”