Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine and Basel

Basel, der Rhein, Schifffahrt (und Schwimmer*innen). Foto/Photo: TES.

On 24 March 1815, the Congress of Vienna (1814-1815) decided on freedom of navigation on the Rhine and its tributaries. One year later, the Central Commission for Navigation on the Rhine was founded with its seat in Mainz. The Mainz Act of 31 March 1831 confirmed the principle of freedom of navigation on the Rhine.  … Read more » “Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine and Basel”

Association Regio Basiliensis

Bild/Foto: Regio Basiliensis, www.regbas.ch.

The Association is the Swiss partner for the Upper Rhine cooperation and the competence centre to foster cross-border activities with France and Germany. It aims to provide incentives from the Swiss side designed to develop the Upper Rhine area into a cohesive European border region and to actively contribute to attaining this objective. Since it … Read more » “Association Regio Basiliensis”

Museum Engiadinais in Scuol

Scuol. Foto/Photo: TES.

One key feature of the Engadin culture (Kanton Graubünden) is the local language: Romansh. It is one of the oldest living European languages with Rhaetian, Latin, Aleman, Italian, French and German roots. The language was at risk of dying out around 100 years ago until several devotees resolved to ensure its survival in 1919.    … Read more » “Museum Engiadinais in Scuol”