Multicultural and Cosmopolitan Switzerland News

The new Gotthard Tunel

The Swiss Confederation has launched an information portal on the New Rail Link through the Alps (NRLA), the new Gotthard tunel. Original documents, images, films and audio files on the history and social significance of the NRLA are now available on www.alptransit-portal.ch. The NRLA portal simplifies access to documents that had previously been scattered across … Read more » “The new Gotthard Tunel”

A Mecenas from Geneva

Josef Mueller was born in 1887 in Solothurn. At 20 years of age he made his way to Paris where he met the famous art dealer, Ambroise Vollard (1866-1939). He acquired paintings by Cézanne and put together a collection with extraordinary rapidity that, as early as 1918, included seven works by Cézanne, Matisse, Renoir, Picasso, … Read more » “A Mecenas from Geneva”

The Heart of Europe

The city of Basel represents and confirms at micro level the existence and identity of Switzerland. A crossing and spring of rivers to the north and to the south of Europe, roads and mountain passes that connect Italy with Germany, the United Kingdom and the Low Countries. Basel experienced the Celtic tribe of Rauraci, Romans, … Read more » “The Heart of Europe”