Switzerland’s Belle Époque

The period before the First World War, known as the Belle Époque, was characterised by optimism, peace, new technology and scientific discoveries. Switzerland – as one of the most developed countries – benefitted from the boom. (SRF Schweiz Aktuell, swissinfo.ch) The period before the First World War, known as the Belle Époque, was characterised by optimism, peace, new technology and scientific discoveries. Switzerland – as one of the most developed countries – benefitted from the boom. (SRF Schweiz Aktuell, swissinfo.ch)

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