Geneva’s Choice in 1815

Le 31 décembre 1813. Foto/photo:

On December 30, 1813, the entry of the Austrian general Count Ferdinand Bubna von Littiz (1768-1825) ended fifteen years of French domination of Geneva. The city welcomed the French revolutionary troops enthusiastically in 1798. After the fifteen years of French annexation, French-speaking Geneva stood at an important crossroads in its two thousand years of existence. … Read more » “Geneva’s Choice in 1815”

1500 Swiss on a Timber Raft or Höllander Flöße

De Bastei, Nijmegen. Photo/Foto: Eric Brouwer.

A Dutch chronicle from the nineteenth century (Jan Willem van Druijnen, Leven aan de Waal of Vervolg der Kronijk van Nijmegen 1819-1859) reports that more than 1500 Swiss arrived in Nimwegen (Nijmegen) on timber rafts in July and August 1819, on their way to Dordrecht. They emigrated by ship to South Brazil. It is an … Read more » “1500 Swiss on a Timber Raft or Höllander Flöße”

The relationship between Switzerland and Great-Britain

nineteenth century British Tourism. Photo/Bild: TES.

The heyday of the relationship between Switzerland and Great Britain was in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Switzerland had a cult status in the Anglo-Saxon countries. Many writers, historians, travellers, politicians, diplomats and merchants praised the political system, the state’s organisation and the Confederation’s functioning (Eidgenossenschaft). They were impressed by the landscape and towns. Edward … Read more » “The relationship between Switzerland and Great-Britain”