25 years of the Area for the Swiss Abroad in Brunnen – 15 to 17 April 2016

25 years of the Area for the Swiss Abroad in Brunnen – 15 to 17 April 2016

© Stiftung Auslandschweizerplatz


The Area for the Swiss Abroad was officially opened in 1991 as part of the celebrations marking the 700th anniversary of the Swiss Confederation. The site, located in Brunnen in the canton of Schwyz, symbolises the importance of the 762,000 Swiss Abroad to our nation.


On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Area for the Swiss Abroad, federal president Johann Schneider-Ammann has opened a 20 posters comprehensive exhibition on 15 April 2016th These posters illustrate the reasons why Swiss people have emigrated to the whole world, describing their expatriate life and their contribution as "ambassadors" of Switzerland in their host country. The posters were made by the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad and the Area for the Swiss Abroad Foundation.


The Area for the Swiss Abroad: www.auslandschweizerplatz.ch




Permanent poster exhibition

The new permanent poster exhibition


Discover the permanent poster exhibition (PDF, 2.5 MB)




Artist in Residence

During four weeks, from 16 July to 13 August 2016, Swiss Abroad artist Lucienne Fontannaz-Howard was based in the Galerie am Leewasser and worked artistically. Learn more







Event partners:

Switzerland Tourism Swiss Care Lotteriefonds Kanton Bern Area of the Swiss Abroad Terre des Hommes Burgergemeinde Bern FDFA swissinfo.ch people2power Swiss Post Swiss Path Swiss Travel System City of Bern City of Bern Pro Patria Canton of Bern Swisscom iO soliswiss Zürcher Kantonalbank




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