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The Atlas Obscura Guide To Switzerland
153 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Switzerland
Updated February 23, 2024
Unusual Attractions in Switzerland
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The Master Forgers Who Saved Thousands of Lives During World War II
From the Polish embassy in Switzerland came a campaign that spared many from Nazi extermination.
by Nina Strochlic
The Mysterious Dodecahedrons of the Roman Empire
The first of many of these puzzling objects was unearthed almost three centuries ago, and we still don't know what they were for.
by Frank Jacobs, Big Think
To Banish Winter in This Tiny Wisconsin Town, Burn a Swiss Snowman
The burning of the Bӧӧgg is like a fiery version of Groundhog’s Day, but with fireworks and sausages.
by Tea Krulos
The Return of Swiss Cheese Baths
Melting into a tub of whey has a long history in the Alps.
by Oriana Pauli
An Ancient Roman Cult's Rituals Included Feasting, Fire, and Floor Cleaning
To uncover new clues about the secretive world of Mithraism, scientists considered evidence right at their feet.
by Nathaniel Scharping
How in the World Did Luge Happen?
The secret of the slide, from ancient Germanic tribes to tony Alpine resorts.
by Dan Nosowitz
Drawing a Bead on a Mummy’s Ancient Arsenal
Ötzi’s 5,300-year-old hunting kit could offer clues about how life was lived in Copper Age Europe.
by Isaac Schultz