Navigation

Skiplink Navigation

Main Features

Slow lifestyle The Swiss at home in the past

Mario Waser, a bar keeper from the Swiss canton Nidwalden, has chosen to live in the past. Does this make him ahead of his time? (SRF, swissinfo.ch)

Mario Waser wears a flat cap, checkered shirt, leather shoes and corduroy trousers. His clothes, as well as the objects around him, date back to the period between 1900 and 1950. 

Waser is fascinated by a time when industrialisation was just beginning, and consumption seemed more sustainable.

His life choice goes beyond his dress code.  "This is not a disguise. It's a normal way of being. Even if it makes others laugh.” Waser also see his lifestyle as a way of commenting on current trends.  "I condemn today’s society and its fast-paced development. Through my passion I’m protesting against this”. 

Neuer Inhalt

Horizontal Line


Like swissinfo.ch? Meh? Let us know.

Survey

Survey

Do you have a few minutes to take part in our reader survey?

subscription form

Form for signing up for free newsletter.

Sign up for our free newsletters and get the top stories delivered to your inbox.









Click here to see more newsletters