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Basel-Stadt, Basel-Landschaft and Jura in Vevey

Vevey, Fête des Vignerons, le 28 juin 2019. Photo/Foto: TES.

It took a while, but the cantons of Basel-Stadt and Jura were reunited at the occasion of the Fête des Vignerons in Vevey, which is organised once every 20-25 years. It is also the first time that all 26 cantons make their appearance at one of the 21 days of the grandiose, stylish and great … Read more » “Basel-Stadt, Basel-Landschaft and Jura in Vevey”

From winter tourism to labour tourism

Scuol. Photo/Foto: TES.

From winter tourism to labour tourism More than 150 years ago, winter tourism began in Lower Engadine (Unterengadin), soon followed by summer tourism. Grand Hotels were built everywhere, including in other regions of Grisons. The first significant setback started with the First World War (1914-1918). The revival in the Interbellum was of short duration and … Read more » “From winter tourism to labour tourism”

First Intervention of the Red Cross

Bourbaki-Panorama Luzern, Les Verrières, 1.2.1871. Photo/Foto: TES.

On February 1, 1871, around 3.35 a.m., in Les Verrières (canton of Neuchâtel), the French general Clinchant signed the three copies of the conditions for the crossing of the border by the defeated French army. The entry of 90 000 exhausted or wounded soldiers, non-commissioned officers and 2 467 officers and their 11 800 horses, … Read more » “First Intervention of the Red Cross”