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Seven Wonders of Switzerland A Swiss revolution that started in a pulpit

Switzerland nowadays might be known for being a peaceful and neutral country, but that hasn't always been the case. The nation has also had its share of civil wars and revolutions. One of them was brought about by the reformer, Ulrich Zwingli. 

Throughout history, thousands of men and women have shaped Switzerland's territory and society. The stories of who they were, the battles, revolutionary ideas or quiet but significant changes have been handed down through generations, and now fill the pages of Swiss history books. The traces of this rich heritage are many, some hidden and unknown.

In this series by Swiss Public Television, RSI, seven places have been chosen that are linked to historical events or myths and legends, that are part of the country's cultural heritage.

In this first part of the series, the story of Zurich of 500 years ago is evoked - and with it the deeds of a man who changed the country's social landscape forever: the reformer Ulrich Zwingli.

(RSI, swissinfo.ch)

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