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Campione Exit

Campione, Casino municipale. Photo/Bild: Wikipedia.

Since 1 January 2020, a kind of Brexit has occurred at Lake Lugano. As of this date, the Italian town of Campione, an enclave in the canton of Tessin, is no longer part of the Swiss toll union, but of the Italian/EU toll union. Also, Swiss license plates, postal code (6911) and postal services have … Read more » “Campione Exit”

The Basler Belle Epoque

Mittlere Rheinbrücke, 2019. Bild/Photo: TES.

The first film about and in Basel was shown in several halls of the city in the autumn of 1896. It is a 50-second film on the old Mittlere Rheinbrücke (the new one dates from 1903). These and other films about the Belle Epoque in Basel are brought together in a book entitled `Auf der … Read more » “The Basler Belle Epoque”

The Prussian sovereign of Neuchâtel

La Chaud-de-Fonds, Monument 1848. Bild/Photo: TES.

Neuchâtel was a remarkable new canton of the Swiss Eidgenossenschaft in 1815: after all, the Prussian king Wilhelm III was still ruler of this canton. This history goes back to 1707 when Marie de Nemour of the French Orléans-Longueville family died without a legitimate heir. Since 1504, this family was the ruler of the formerly … Read more » “The Prussian sovereign of Neuchâtel”