Nadezhda Suslova in Zurich

Nadeschda Suslowa (1843-1918). Foto/Photo: Wikipedia

Nadezhda Suslova (1843-1918) was the first woman to be allowed to study at a university in Switzerland. She was born in Russia. She decided in 1866 to go to Switzerland to study.  She studied in Zurich because, at that time, it was the most liberal city in Europe. After studying medicine, she married an ophthalmologist. … Read more » “Nadezhda Suslova in Zurich”

Vallader Romansh Course in Scuol

Scuol, Minister Ignazio Cassis. Photo/Foto: TES.

The Vallader-Romansh language course, organised by the Lia Rumantscha, started on 19 July in Scuol (canton Graubünden) with a special guest: the Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis (Eidgenössiches Departement für auswärtige Angelegenheiten, Department of Foreign Affairs). He was also one of the students at 8.30 a.m. Although his work only allowed him to attend class in … Read more » “Vallader Romansh Course in Scuol”

The Walser and the Calfeisen Valley

St. Martin, Kanton St. Gallen. Foto/Photo:

More than 700 years ago, the Walser from Upper Valais migrated from Goms to the Calfeisental. The origin of the Walser and the reasons for their emigration are still unclear, perhaps overpopulation. In any case, the architecture and culture still bear witness to this heritage. The Calfeisental is also called the least-known valley of Switzerland. If … Read more » “The Walser and the Calfeisen Valley”