Inventory of Swiss Traditions

The Swiss government publishes six brochures showing 167 living traditions of Switzerland. The overview covers all 26 cantons and different themes, from clothing, music, Basler carnival (the Fasnacht), Swiss graphic design, Hornussen to the Vevey grape harvest festival . Switzerland ratified the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage  (Further information: www.lebendige-traditionen.ch).   … Read more » “Inventory of Swiss Traditions”

Association of Castles of Vaud

The Association des châteaux vaudois represents monuments open to the public in the various regions of the canton. They bear witness to a rich common history, usually linked to that of the House of Savoy. Vaud has a rich and varied historical architectural heritage. Among the monuments are almost two hundred castles, towers, fortified houses … Read more » “Association of Castles of Vaud”

Kosciuszko Association

At the end of September 1936 the Kosciuszko association was founded, which now has 550 members in Switzerland.Poland and the United States. Swiss, Americans and Poles want to cultivate the traditional friendship between the countries. The association manages the Kosciuszko Museum in Solothurn and the Kosciuszko complex in Zuchwil with a monument and a Polish … Read more » “Kosciuszko Association”