The Report of John Bowring on Switzerland

Frontcover of The Report on the Commerce and Manufactures of Switzerland by John Bowring. Photo/Foto: Wikipedia

The Report on the Commerce and Manufactures of Switzerland by John Bowring was presented to both Houses of Parliament in 1835 and published in 1836. Bowring (1792-1872) visited Switzerland and most of its cantons in 1835. He wrote this Report based on his impressizons and visits and meetings with politicians, industrialists, manufacturers, traders, citizens, farmers, … Read more » “The Report of John Bowring on Switzerland”

Wintertourism Engadin

Mario Verieri, 150 Jahre Wintertourismus St. Moritz, 2015. Photo/foto: TES.

The most significant growth of tourism in Switzerland took place in Engadine (Canton Graubünden) in particular took place between 1870 and 1914. A stay in a Grand Hotel or spa was prestigious. Scuol, Vulpera Sils Maria and, for example, St. Moritz were among the most popular destinations. Many Grand Hotels were built. One initiative deserves … Read more » “Wintertourism Engadin”

The Rhine

Der Rhein bei Schaffhausen. Foto: TES.

The Rhine was and is a river of borders and connections simultaneously. The significance of the Rhine for politics, trade, culture, language, religion and conflicts is complex. The Rhine patiently flowed from its source at the Gotthard Massiv to the North Sea for millennia. The peoples and countries on both banks of the Rhine were … Read more » “The Rhine”