Multicultural and Cosmopolitan Switzerland News

A Roman Road without Borders.

Windisch/Vindonissa Museum. Photo/Foto: TES.

The Roman road Neckar-Alb-Aare (Römerstrasse Neckar-Alb-Aare) connects the most important places of the former Roman province of Germania Superior. The approximately 400 km long road follows the course of the old Via Romana, which connected the Roman legionnaire’s camp Vindonissa (today Windisch in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland) with the settlement Grinario (now Köngen … Read more » “A Roman Road without Borders.”

A Multilingual Country

At a time when (young) Swiss citizens from German-speaking cantons sometimes have to communicate with their fellow citizens in French-speaking cantons in English in order to understand each other, the Forum for Bilingualism in Biel/Bienne is not an unnecessary luxury. Not to mention the Italian- or Romansh-speaking inhabitants of the country. In the canton of … Read more » “A Multilingual Country”

Staff Wanted

Galerie Beyeler Pratteln. Photo/ Foto: TES.

The Swiss Guard in the Vatican is expanded from 110 to 135 men. The small army is, therefore, looking for personnel, which is difficult to find nowadays, because they have to be catholic, male, unmarried and of Swiss nationality. The Guard was founded in 1506 and is the only military organization in another country where … Read more » “Staff Wanted”