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The Languages of Switzerland

Celts, Romans, Alemanni: the names are familiar in Switzerland. The exhibition  ’Archaeology in Switzerland’ gives an overview of their history. The Celtic tribes spoke the same language and shared the same (religious) culture. The Romans brought unity in language, law, culture, political system and economy, a process that is called romanisation nowadays. This unity was … Read more » “The Languages of Switzerland”

International Rhine Regulation and Rhesi in Widnau

The Rhine from the confluence of the Anterior Rhine (Vorderrhein) and Posterior Rhine (Hinterrhein) rivers near Reichenau in Tamins  (Grisons) to its confluence with Lake Constance is known as the Alpine Rhine or the longest torrent in Europe. The most devastating flood occurred in 1817. Other floods are recorded in 1888, 1927, 1954 and 1987 and, … Read more » “International Rhine Regulation and Rhesi in Widnau”

Cricket in the Alps

The inaugural meeting of  “Cricket Switzerland,” the first Swiss cricket association, was held on 9 March 1980.  Around 1 200 members play cricket in Switzerland nowadays. Switzerland is even the birthplace of the very prestigious  “Cricket On Ice,” a tournament played every winter on the frozen lake in St. Moritz. In 1985, at the initiative … Read more » “Cricket in the Alps”