History of Nation States, History of Nationalism

Swiss National Museum - Online collection

The online collection is a presentation platform of the collections of the Swiss National Museum.

Descriptions of the collection areas as well as images of numerous collection highlights and additional collection objects are available online.

Castle of Prangins

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Besides temporary exhibitions, the Castle of Prangins shows also two permanent exhibitions:

Swiss National Museum

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The permanent exhibitions present Swiss cultural history from its beginnings to the present, and give an insight into Swiss identity and the rich tapestry of Swiss history and culture. Temporary exhibitions on current topics add to the experience.

National Museum Zurich

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In addition to special exhibitions, the National Museum Zurich presents permanent exhibitions concerning the following thematic areas:

Polish Museum in Rapperswil

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The Museum of the Polish culture and history occupies the second floor of the castle in Rapperswil and reflects the changeable history of the institution. It certifies centuries old history of the Polish - Swiss relations, the activities of the Swiss in Poland and the Polish in Switzerland. It shows the Polish traditions, the history of fights for independence and faith, the history of the "Solidarity" movement and winning the independence back in 1989. A special place in the Museum´s collection belongs to the Second Rifle Division, interned in Switzerland.

Tell-Museum

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The museum contains the most comprehensive collection of historical and artistic documents, accounts and miscellanea spanning six centuries relating to the Swiss patriot William Tell.

SwissInfoDesk

SwissInfoDesk is a link collection that simplifies search for information about Switzerland. Information and documentation specialists at the Swiss National Library (NL) have selected and commented the links.

Links are gathered by sub-topics and are described with a brief commentary. In the index, you can search keywords that drive you directly to the topic you are looking for.

The areas of interest contain the following subjects:

  • Swiss history
  • Swiss literature
  • Swiss Art
  • library and information sciences


The website also provides a new alert service, and an order form for individualized research.

Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU)

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IPU maintains two databases: PARLINE - the Union's database of information on national parliaments and the specialized bibliographic database "Women in Politics".

Center for Security Studies (CSS) of the ETH Zurich

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On Ressources the CSS presents the publications and analyses of CSS experts, external partners and like-minded institutions.

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