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August 11, 2018

38 Fascinating Photos That Capture Street Scenes of Switzerland in 1979

Switzerland is a sovereign state in Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. The federal republic is situated in western, central and southern Europe, and is bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east.

Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi, the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory.

Zürich and Geneva have each been ranked among the top cities in the world in terms of quality of life.

Here below are fascinating photos taken by Ed Sijmons that show street scenes of Switzerland in 1979. The cities include Basel, Lucerne, Zürich, Schaffhausen, and Appenzell.

Basel. Marktplatz, 1979

Basel. A small ferry across the Rhine (Münsterfähre - Leu Fähre), 1979

Basel. Cathedral (Münster) seen from Münsterberg, 1979

Basel. Dragon fountain, 1979

Basel. Near Railway Station, 1979

Basel. Old garage, 1979

Basel. Rhine with 'ferry' LEU, 1979

Basel. Street scenes, 1979

Basel. Street scenes, 1979

Basel. The Rhine, 1979

FBW Haifisch (Autokurs) in Brülisau near Appenzell, 1979

FBW Haifisch (Autokurs) in Brülisau near Appenzell, 1979

Lucerne, 1979

Lucerne. Alpnach with Mt. Pilatus rack railway, 1979

Lucerne. Brenntag chemical tanker on the Seebrücke, and a Range Rover, 1979

Lucerne. Eichhof Bier, 1979

Lucerne. Jesuitenkirche (right), Rathaus (Town Hall) (center), and tower of Kapellbrücke, 1979

Lucerne. Rathausquai with at the left Hotel des Alpes. Now the 'Bell' building is a part of the hotel, with a restaurant downstairs, 1979

Lucerne. Reuss with Kapellbrücke and Rathaussteg (bridge on foreground), 1979

Lucerne. River Reuss with railway bridge, 1979

Lucerne. River Reuss with Spreuerbrücke, 1979

Lucerne. River Reuss, 1979

Lucerne. Saurer truck on Seebrücke (near Kapellbrücke), 1979

Lucerne. Schwanenplatz with some Puch mopeds and a Saurer FBW bus to Hubelmatt, 1979

Lucerne. Street scenes, 1979

Lucerne. Vierwaldstättersee, 1979

Scania dumper and Gulf petrol station near Appenzell, 1979

Schaffhausen, 1979

Schaffhausen, 1979

Schaffhausen. View from Munot with river Rhine, 1979

St. Gallen, 1979

Zürich. Hauptbahnhof and tram 7 to Seebach, 1979

Zürich. Kaffeehaus Amsterdam (Holländisches Kaffeehaus), 1979

Zürich. Limmatquai and Grossmünster (church), 1979

Zürich. Münsterbrücke, 1979

Zürich. Street scenes, 1979

Zürich. The Polybahn, 1979

Zürich. Tram system, 1979



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