Multicultural and Cosmopolitan Switzerland Newsletters

Multilingual Switzerland

“Les langues ne sont pas neutres. Elles incarnent des cultures, elles imprègnent les mentalités, elles engendrent des affinités, elles aiguillonnent des susceptibilités, elles expriment des sensibilités, elles traduisent des manières de raisonner, de penser, de vivre et elles influencent et déterminent même la conception que les citoyens ont du rôle de l’État par rapport aux … Read more » “Multilingual Switzerland”

The Prussian sovereign of Neuchâtel

Neuchâtel was a remarkable new canton of the Swiss Eidgenossenschaft in 1815: after all, the Prussian king Wilhelm III was still ruler of this canton. This history goes back to 1707 when Marie de Nemour of the French Orléans-Longueville family died without a legitimate heir. Since 1504, this family was the ruler of the formerly … Read more » “The Prussian sovereign of Neuchâtel”

History of a Great Festival

The Fête des Vignerons (Unesco World Heritage) is a tradition that has been handed down from generation to generation since the 18th century in the canton of Vaud in a region that stretches from Pully to Lavey near Valais. It all started in the 17th century. Vevey, which is located on the main European trade … Read more » “History of a Great Festival”