Multicultural and Cosmopolitan Switzerland News

Turning Point in The Valais

Bild/Photo: Mediathek Wallis, Martigny.

Switzerland has always been a crossroads of political, economic and social developments, culture and trade from roman times onwards. An exhibition (La Suisse Magazine. Max Keller. Les reportages de 1926 à 1960) in Martigny shows for the first time the production of the (forgotten) photographer Max Keller (1902-1961). More than 250 photographs and 120 magazines … Read more » “Turning Point in The Valais”

Swiss Diplomacy

Genève, Charles Pictet de Rochemont (1755-1824). Photo/Bild: TES.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is best known for its annual meetings in Davos since 1971. Business, political leaders, government en NGO’s make their way to the Alps to consider and to discuss the major global issues and to brainstorm on solutions to address these challenges. The Forum is also an institute for diplomacy, however, … Read more » “Swiss Diplomacy”

Vogel Gryff, Leu and Wild Maa

Kleinbasel, 20. Januar 2020. Photo/Bild: TES.

The piccolos, drums and (march) music are very similar to the Fasnacht (this year from 2-5 March in Basel). The tradition that is honoured annually on 13, 20 or 27 January in Kleinbasel has a different origin, however. Three companies (Ehrengesellschaften) with centuries of tradition welcome their patrons Vogel Gryff (Bird Gryff), Leu (Lion) and … Read more » “Vogel Gryff, Leu and Wild Maa”