The best of Zurich

How does music get from the Moon to Zurich? What are white fish doing at Zurich’s Sechseläuten festival? And who was trailed around Zurich by fifty Stasi agents? The answers to these questions and more can be found in the Zurich Bibliography. You can search by geographical area and topic.

Interactive map

Use the interactive map to find titles on the communes and city districts. Titles relating to the canton as a whole can be found here.


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The archive of the Zurich Bibliography

Are you looking for books, newspaper articles, DVDs and other media on topics related to Zurich? Our archive contains the Zurich Bibliography from 1948 to 2004. The years 1878–1947 will be available soon.

Our workshops on the Zurich Bibliography

The Zurich Bibliography is an important source for regional history research and an inexhaustible treasure trove for anyone interested in the regional and cultural history of Zurich. Want to find out more about the history and culture of the place where you live? Writing a biography or a historical novel? Interested in Zurich customs? Learn more about the Zurich Bibliography by attending our workshop “The best of Zurich”.

The Zurich Bibliography up to 2011

From 1878 to 2004, the Zurich Bibliography was published as part of the pocket book of Zurich. After that and until 2011 it was issued as a separate annual publication (ISSN 1661-8637). Since 2012 the Zurich Bibliography has been an online publication, listing titles from 2005. There is a bibliography of people and places covering the years 1990 to 2004.

Swiss Cantonal and Regional Bibliographies

For an overview of historical Swiss cantonal, regional and specialist bibliographies, see the Swiss portal for Historical Studies infoclio.ch. This site lists all bibliographies registered with the Working Group "Regional and Special Bibliographies of Switzerland".