Sport is not just fun and sweating: in Switzerland it contributes more to the country’s gross domestic product than agriculture! Currently, Swiss Finance Museum examines the financial dimension of sports using historical securities and real, unusual sporting articles.
For 40 years, Kurt Wyprächtiger curated the numismatic collection at the Museum zu Allerheiligen in Schaffhausen. From the unorganised material that he was confronted with when he started the job in 1980 he built up a systematic coin collection. Now, he steps down.
Like every year, the Numismatic Society of Zurich organised its coin fair at Swissôtel Zurich on the last weekend of October. An opportunity to have a nice chat with colleagues and, of course, to make deals.
The long and eventful history of Zurich is now on display in a permanent exhibition at the National Museum. Additional cultural programs link the exhibition with locations and events throughout the canton, encouraging visitors to engage with their own history.