Passion, Power and Pepper

Lucerne en révolution!

1798 to 1848: A wind of change is blowing through Switzerland. The stage is set for the emergence of a modern nation state – and official politics are run by men. But what is the role of women in these eventful years between the Helvetic Republic and the formation of the Swiss Federation?

On this tour we meet the so-called ‘Pepper Women’ of Lucerne. We also get to know Anna-Maria Rüttimann – a member of an influential patrician family – as well as Katharina Schmid, a former nun turned citizen. Elisabeth Wespi, who is considered ‚stateless’ by the young federal state, tells us about her life on the margins of society. We also make the acquaintance of four French nurses. Finally, does the term ‘male guardianship’ ring a bell?

Cost: 350 CHF in total

Meeting point

We will meet at the Kapellplatz in Lucerne.

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