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Bibliography & Resources

The Resources that inspired & Taught us

Dear cultured traveler and curious visitor, in this section of our website, we would like to share our list of sources (e.g., books, articles, websites, experts, etc.) that we consulted to write our blogs, lovingly curate our tours, and to craft our city guides. We refrained from citing (referred to) these sources throughout our work to keep them more legible and organic. 


An (almost) complete list of consulted resources


It takes time and dedication to write a book or an article, curate an exhibit, hold a workshop, and share one's knowledge. Here we want to acknowledge the resources that helped us gain a deeper understanding of what makes the fabric of Zurich and Switzerland even more. 


I have done my best to list all the material and resources, but these are as vast as the internet itself, therefore I might have forgotten some. I list then in no particular order. 



All about Zurich 

  • Zürcher Liebesgeschichten - Ein Stadtführer der besonderen Art (Regula Sager)

  • 111 Orte für Kinder in Zürich, die man gesehen haben muss (Simone Hauslanden)

  • Zürich - Kleine Stadtgeschichte (Thomas Lau)

  • Only in Zurich (Duncan J.D Smith)

  • Zürich (Patrick Krause)

  • Geschichte der evangelisch-reformierten Kirchengemeinden zum Grossmünster Zürich

  • Zürich Spaziergange durch 500 Jahre überraschende Stadtgeschichten

  • Nüwe Zyttungen - Der Briefwechsel des Reformators Heinrich Bollinger 

  • Die Zürcher Altstadtkirchen (Yves Baer - Francois G. Baer)


All about Switzerland 

  • Why do the Swiss have such great sex? (Ashley Curtis)

  • Swisstory (Laurie Theurer & Michael Meister)

  • The Naked Swiss - A nation Behind 10 Myths (Clare O’Dea)

  • 111 Mystische Orte in der Schweiz, die man gesehen haben muss (Monika Mansour)

  • Orte der Kraft in der Schweiz (Blanche Merz)

  • Sagen und Legenden rund um den Zürichsee (Peter Ziegler)

  • Zeit Reisen (Transhelvetica)

  • Historiscer Atlas der Schweiz (Marco Zanoli-Francois Walter)

  • So Sweet Zerland - Thel little book of big Swiss icons

  • Swiss Made (R. James Breiding)

  • L’image de la Suisse (Gianni Haver)

  • L’avventura Svizzera 

  • Storia della Svizzera (Charles Gilliard)

  • What Makes Switzerland Unique? (Richard Wildblood)

  • What makes Switzerland Democratic? (Richard Wildblood)

  • An Outline History of Switzerland (Dieter Fahrni)

  • Swiss Watching (Diccon Bewes)

  • Slow Train to Switzerland (Diccon Bewes)

  • How to be Swiss (Diccon Bewes)

  • The Expert Guide to Your Life in Switzerland (Diccon Bewes)

  • A Concise History of Switzerland (Clive H. Church and Randolph C. Head)

  • Swiss History in a Nutshell (Grégoire Nappey)

  • Switzerland - The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture (Kendall Hunter)

  • Why Switzerland? (Jonathan Steinberg)

  • Schweizer Geschichte für Dummies


Internet Resources 





The Animated History of Switzerland (love this one)

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