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Memoria St. Gallen

MEMORIA St. Gallen - Virtual Time Traveling

Capturing and sharing the history of St. Gallen in a visually engaging way is the main objective of the non-profit MEMORIA project...
History of Coca-Cola in Switzerland

The History of Coca Cola in Switzerland (Sponsored Video)

When it comes to Switzerland’s favorite soft drink, Coca-Cola tops them all. This is despite the availability of some other popular local beverages, such as Flauder or Rivella...
Gallus Lamp

St. Gallen - The Irish Monk, the Bear, and the Bread

There are only so many ways to survive freezing Swiss winters. Visiting a Finnish sauna is sometimes an instant cure, but lighting my Gallus Light – a magical lamp from St. Gallen – will always do the trick!
Albert Einstein - Swiss Passport

In the Footsteps of Einstein, Joyce and Lenin

Artists, scientists, political visionaries: Zurich has been home to some of the greatest and most original minds of the last century or two...

The Chronicles of William Tell: From Folklore to Musical

William Tell is the world famous Swiss hero from the 13th century, whose legend has been retold thousands of times in many languages since 1475...

How to Move House in Switzerland - Quite Literally!

The former headquarters of Maschinenfabrik Oerlikon – the entire building – was moved 60 m/197 ft southwest to make room for more train tracks...
The Absinthe Drinker by Viktor Oliva

Learn about absinthe's origins in Switzerland (Part 1)

Each year, millions of thirsty tourists flock to Europe in search of the origins of their favorite elixirs. For an authentic absinthe experience, Switzerland...

Absinthe's Origins in Switzerland (Part 1)

Each year, millions of thirsty tourists flock to Europe in search of the origins of their favorite elixirs. France and Italy are tops for wine, Germany and Belgium for beer, Britain for its ales, Scotland for its whiskeys, and Ireland for its Guinness. For an authentic absinthe experience, the thirsty would be best advised to visit Switzerland...
Tales from the Armoire

Tales from the Armoire - A Multi-Part Series on Finding Identity through Family History (Part 4)

I drove down the Avenue d’Aïre on a gray Autumn day. I walked towards the large building which had been a beautiful home many years before and tried to imagine the former splendor of La Châtelaine...