ETH Zurich and EPFL Lausanne

ETH Zürich. Photo/Foto: TES.

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zurich (ETH Zurich or ETHZ) has been existing since 1911. It was founded as a polytechnical institute (eidgenössische polytechnische Schule) in 1855 with a few departments: architecture, civil- and mechanical engineering, chemistry and forestry. The ETH Zurich  (not to confuse it with the cantonal University of … Read more » “ETH Zurich and EPFL Lausanne”

Britons, cutting paper and Espace Ballon

Château-d’Oex , Anglican St. Peter Church. 1899. Photo/Foto: TES.

In the last quarter of the 19th century, Château-d’Oex (canton Valais) became increasingly popular.  Many British tourists visited the region. The infrastructure improved and many hotels, inns, restaurants and pensions and other facilities opened their doors. Some of them still exist (for example the Hôtel de l’Ours, the Hôtel de Ville, the Résidence Rosat and … Read more » “Britons, cutting paper and Espace Ballon”

Fête des Vignerons, short History of a Great Festival

Vevey, Het Fête des Vignerons, 27.07.2019. Photo/Foto: TES.

The Fête des Vignerons (Unesco World Heritage) is a tradition that has been handed down from generation to generation since the 18th century in the canton of Vaud in a region that stretches from Pully to Lavey near Valais. Vevey  generated a significant part of its income by wine-growing and trade in the eighteenth century. The … Read more » “Fête des Vignerons, short History of a Great Festival”