This vast collection of Swiss postcards illustrates the evolution of Switzerland from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. The collection includes landscapes, scenes of Switzerland and thematic cards depicting traditional costumes, Swiss houses, commerce, transportation etc.

Further information

Opening hours

Access to the collections on appointment; an advanced reservation is required.

Guided tours

Introductions to the print and drawing collections for schools or groups on appointment.

Last modification 15.02.2011

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Swiss National Library
Prints and Drawings Department
Hallwylstrasse 15
3003 Bern
Phone +41 58 462 89 71

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