The long nineteenth century 1815-1918 News

The Queen in Switzerland

2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the visit of Queen Victoria to Switzerland. The Queen spent there five weeks, from 7 August to 9 September 1868. After the death of her husband Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1819-1861). The queen withdrew from public life and embarked on this journey in memory of her husband, who … Read more » “The Queen in Switzerland”

The end of French rule

The French rule over Geneva (and other parts of  Switzerland) came to an end on 30 december 1813. Geneva was liberated by the Austrian Count Ferdinand Bubna von Littiz. Although Catholic Swiss cantons resisted the accession of Geneva to the Swiss Confederation, Geneva joined the ‘Eidgenossenschaft’ on Mai 19th, 1815, together with Neuchâtel and Vallais. … Read more » “The end of French rule”

Association pro Büvetta in Scuol-Tarasp

Bathing and drinking cures are among the oldest healing methods. The Romans were already enthusiastic bathers and built many therms in what is now Switzerland, for healing, pleasure and hygiene. Roman Aquae Helveticae (nowadays Baden, canton of Argovie) has the oldest resort in the country.  However, the area around Scuol-Tarasp (canton of Graubünden/Grisons) has the … Read more » “Association pro Büvetta in Scuol-Tarasp”