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Swiss Diplomacy

Genève, Charles Pictet de Rochemont (1755-1824). Photo/Foto: TES.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is best known for its annual meetings in Davos since 1971. Business, political leaders, government en NGO’s make their way to the Alps to consider and to discuss the major global issues and to brainstorm on solutions to address these challenges. The Forum is also an institute for diplomacy, however, … Read more » “Swiss Diplomacy”

Vogel Gryff, Leu and Wild Maa

Kleinbasel, 20. Januar 2020. Photo/Foto: TES.

The piccolos, drums and (march) music are very similar to the Fasnacht (this year from 2-5 March in Basel). The tradition that is honoured annually on 13, 20 or 27 January in Kleinbasel has a different origin, however. Three companies (Ehrengesellschaften) with centuries of tradition welcome their patrons Vogel Gryff (Bird Gryff), Leu (Lion) and … Read more » “Vogel Gryff, Leu and Wild Maa”

A Roman Road without Borders.

Windisch/Vindonissa Museum. Photo/Foto: TES.

The Roman road Neckar-Alb-Aare (Römerstrasse Neckar-Alb-Aare) connects the most important places of the former Roman province of Germania Superior. The approximately 400 km long road follows the course of the old Via Romana, which connected the Roman legionnaire’s camp Vindonissa (today Windisch in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland) with the settlement Grinario (now Köngen … Read more » “A Roman Road without Borders.”