Brunnen, the Cradle of Switzerland and Swiss Abroad

The Bundesbriefmuseum in Schwyz (Museum of Swiss Charters of the Confederation)  stores the ‘Morgartenbrief’ from 1315. This document is indisputably authentic and is indirect proof of the first agreements of the Eidgenossenschaft at the end of the 13th century. It is irrelevant whether the oath (Eid) on the Rütli, the meadow on the Seelisberg on … Read more » “Brunnen, the Cradle of Switzerland and Swiss Abroad”

The Monastery Road of Lake Constance

Maximilian I (1469-1519), Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, called the Rhine from Chur to Utrecht the ‘Pfaffengasse’. The Rhine offers this sight from Chur to Constance, Basel, Strasbourg, Worms, Speyer, Mainz, Bonn, Cologne, Xanten Nijmegen and Utrecht.  The region on the shores of Lake Constance (the Bodensee) can then be called the Monastery Road. This … Read more » “The Monastery Road of Lake Constance”

The Grandeur of the Old Rhine

The creation of the Old Rhine (der Alte Rhein) was the result of the International Rhine Regulation (Internationale Rheinregulierung or IRR) between Switzerland and the dual monarchy of Austria-Hungary in 1892. The Old Rhine near Rheineck This treaty is still in force and aims to prevent floods in the Rhine area of St Gallen (Switzerland) … Read more » “The Grandeur of the Old Rhine”