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Museum and cafeteria

Tu – Su 10:00 – 17:00

Mo closed

Special opening times

Fr 11/1/2019 10:00 – 17:00 Allerheiligen

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Opening times

Museum and cafeteria

Tu – Su 10:00 – 17:00

Mo closed

Special opening times

Fr 11/1/2019 10:00 – 17:00 Allerheiligen

Show all

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Alexander Rechsteiner

18. September 2019

Homesick for the mountains

200 years ago, homesickness was thought to be a typically Swiss affliction. It was triggered by ‘Kuhreihen’, old herdsmen’s songs. The children’s book character Heidi also suffered from homesickness.

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Benedikt Meyer

16. September 2019

Tutti Fratelli

Henri Dunant gründete 1863 das Rote Kreuz. Dank dieser Organisation wurden die kriegerischen Auseinandersetzungen danach etwas menschlicher.

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Noëmi Crain Merz

13. September 2019

On God’s business in India

From 1834 onwards, missionaries from Basel headed to India in their droves to convert the indigenous population to Christianity. The Basel Mission not only founded schools and hospitals in India, but also set up weaving mills and brickworks where the missionaries employed their Indian converts.

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