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Tales from the Armoire - A Multi-Part Series on Finding Identity through Family History (Part 3)

My cousin looked at me with a small grin, eyes smiling as he handed me a reused jam jar. I saw six small misshapen orbs through the glass. I opened the jar and inspected them a bit more closely...
Zurich's Oldest Bathhouse

So we've visited the oldest bathhouse in Zürich

One of Zürich's best kept secrets is a 2000 year-old Roman bathhouse underneath Thermengasse. In 1983, when a large part of Zürich's Old Town streets were dug up to lay new pipes, workers discovered the foundations of Roman baths...
Tales from the Armoire - Neuchatel

Tales from the Armoire - A Multi-Part Series on Finding Identity through Family History (Part 2)

Thunder boomed and lightning flashed. Shadows danced across suits of armor standing sentry in the darkness. I looked at my wife with a quizzical look as another thunderclap shook the room...
Tales from the Armoire - Bern

Tales from the Armoire - A Multi-Part Series on Finding Identity through Family History (Part 1)

We here at Newly Swissed are very excited to introduce you to Jean-Francois’ exclusive series! Based in the SF Bay area, Jean-Francois has explored his Swiss roots extensively and is now letting us join him on this fascinating journey. You might have heard of French King Louis XVI, right? Read on…
Walking on Frozen Lake Zurich - Seegfoerni 1963

Swiss Winter Wonders: Walking on Frozen Lake Zürich

Incredible as it may sound, Lake Zürich with a mass of 3900 km³ can actually freeze over! The records show that since 1233, the lake has been frozen 26 times, the last time taking place in 1963. Especially long lasting was the “Seegfrörni” of 1891...
Swiss Guards Vatican

Who are the Pontificial Swiss Guards who protect the Pope?

The Swiss guards are the Vatican's official military in charge of security. Anyone who has ever watched "Angels & Demons" recognizes the Pope's guards...
Boston Public Library

Vintage photographs of Switzerland during the 1940's

At the brink of World War II, a series of photographs of Switzerland was archived in an album. It's a journey back in time to Switzerland in the 1940's.