The Swiss World Atlas is a joint effort by the cantons.

It has been published by the Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK) since 1910. The other participating institutions are the Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation at ETH Zurich, to which the editorial team is affiliated, Lehrmittelverlag in Zurich (supplier of the German- and Italian-language editions) and Schulverlag plus AG in Bern (supplier of the French-language edition).

(c) Marc Dahinden, Tamedia

Institutions participating in the Swiss World Atlas

Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK)
Speichergasse 6, Postfach
CH-3001 Bern
Tel. +41 (0)31 309 51 11

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich)
Institute of Cartography and
Geoinformation (IKG)
Schweizer Weltatlas
Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5
8093 Zürich
Tel. +41 44 633 30 33

Lehrmittelverlag Zürich (LMVZ)
Räffelstrasse 32
CH-8045 Zürich
Tel. +41 44 465 85 85

Schulverlag plus AG
Belpstrasse 48
Postfach 366
CH-3000 Bern
Tel. +41 58 268 14 14

Executive Board

The Executive Board of the Swiss World Atlas is responsible for its operational management:

Silvia Steiner, President
Lorenz Hurni, Editor-in-Chief
Dirk Vaihinger, Publishing Manager
Beat Engemann, Secretary

The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the content of the Swiss World Atlas.

The production partners for the 2017 edition


Beilstein Kartographische Dienstleistungen, Schaffhausen

Cartography and pre-press

Orell Füssli Kartographie AG, Zürich


Wäger & Partner GmbH, Frauenfeld

Cover and graphics

Giessform, Atelier für Kommunikationsdesign GmbH, Bern


FO-Fotorotar, Egg ZH


Max Bosshard AG, Muhen


Bubu AG, Mönchaltorf


Manuela Furìa-Müller, Olivier Reis