The Saint-Maurice Abbey

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Zwingli and the Reformation in Switzerland

Ulrich Zwingli (1484-1531) preached his religious ideas from the pulpit of the Grossmünster in Zurich 500 years ago. The Reformation deeply influenced the city, the canton of Zurich, the (ancient) Confederation and Europe. The break with the Catholic tradition came in 1522 when a sausage meal violated the commandment of fasting. Zwingli’s remarks aroused the … Read more » “Zwingli and the Reformation in Switzerland”

The Thurgauer Swabians become Swiss

Thurgau was first mentioned as a region in the Duchy of Swabia in the 9th century. After the extinction of the Counts of Kyburg in 1264, the Habsburgs inherited the rights. Medieval Thurgau was not yet a clearly defined region and it included large parts of the present-day cantons of St. Gallen, Zurich and the German diocese … Read more » “The Thurgauer Swabians become Swiss”