Plaster original for the monumental sculpture «Girl with raised arms» by Hermann Haller for the National Exhibition. 1939. Hermann Haller’s studio.
Photo: Donat Stuppan, Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum.
Clias helmet. A fireman’s helmet of about 1880 was adapted to become a weight helmet, used for strengthening the muscles of the neck.
Sportmuseum Schweiz, Basel.
Photo: Donat Stuppan, Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum.
Waldsanatorium in Davos. Post card. Davos. Dated according to postmark 1948.
Original owned privately.
Camp bed from the Schatzalp Sanatorium. 1920’s and 1930’s.
Medizinhistorisches Museum der Universität Zürich, Depositum Sammlung «Blauer Heinrich», Benjamin D. Miller.
Photo: Donat Stuppan, Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum.

Banks and snow-covered mountains, clean and well-lit streets, trains running on time – they all form part of Switzerland’s image, as well as healthy air and pure water, spas, mountain resorts and natural food such as Alpen milk or the famous Musli by Bircher. The exhibition dedicated to Switzerland’s reputation as a paradise of health opens up with a multivision show of historical 3-D photographs. Starting with Paracelsus’ theory of thermal waters and Albert von Haller’s «Ode to the Alps», it then leads visitors to historical key points such as the famous Monte Verita colony in Canton Ticino, the equally famous Bircher-Benner clinic in Zurich or the sanatoriums of Davos and Leysin. Hermann Haller’s sculpture «sun worship» points to the tract dedicated to health food. Did you know that the Swiss, besides inventing Ovaltine, once produced a popular herb mix called «Swiss tea»?