Swiss Postcard – Vintage Swiss postcards

The Rhine Falls and the Alps, Edition Photoglob, ca. 1924, Zentralbibliothek Zürich
The Rhine Falls and the Alps, Edition Photoglob, ca. 1924, Zentralbibliothek Zürich

Postcards provide a glimpse of Switzerland as it used to be. Use the "Swiss Postcard" app to discover Swiss towns from 1900. It is available cost free for smartphones and tablets running on iOS or Android.

"Swiss Postcard" presents a selection of postcards from the collections of cantonal libraries and the Swiss National Library. When you launch the app you can see postcards of towns located near where you are. You can also browse a map of Switzerland or search for a specific place. You can share cards via social networks or send them by email or MMS. You can even have them printed and sent by post as real postcards.

"Swiss Postcard" was released in early 2015, showing views from 1,000 municipalities; new postcards are added regularly.

"Swiss Postcard" was developed by Haute Ecole d'Ingénierie et de Gestion du Canton de Vaud on behalf of the Swiss Conference of Cantonal libraries. The project is coordinated by the Swiss National Library and the project partners are

  • Bibliothek Zug
  • Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire Fribourg
  • Bibliothèque de Genève
  • Burgerbibliothek Bern
  • Kantonsbibliothek Vadiana St. Gallen
  • Médiathèque Valais
  • Swiss National Library
  • Zentralbibliothek Solothurn
  • Zentralbibliothek Zürich
  • Zentral- und Hochschulbibliothek Luzern
     

Other libraries will join the project later.

Last modification 06.01.2016

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