Official Compilation online


Official Compilation online

The Official Compilation of Federal Law (AS) and the Revised Compilation (BS) for the years 1948 to 1998 are available online in PDF format on the platform Amtsdruckschriften and as XML files on

Archives Portal Europe

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Archives Portal Europe

Swiss Federal Archives metadata can now be searched in a pan-European archive
environment. All finding aids and the fonds overview have been published on the
Archives Portal Europe (APE).

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NRLA Portal in Romansh


NRLA portal now also in Romansh

The portal on the New Rail Link through the Alps (NRLA) is now available in Switzerland’s fourth national language. contains original documents, images, films and sound recordings on the history and social significance of the NRLA. As Romansh speakers like to say: “Bun divertiment!”

ADMINISTORY: online magazine

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ADMINISTORY: open-access online magazine for administrative history

ADMINISTORY is a new open-access online magazine for the history of statehood and administration. The Swiss Federal Archives are launching it with the Universities of Vienna and Konstanz with a view to making the findings of research into the history of administration more accessible.



The Federal Archives document over 200 years of Swiss history. This section contains information on the wide range of search options and practical information.


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Digital documents

Digital archiving in the Federal Archives ensures that the actions of government remain transparent in the digital age.


A complete overview of the services provided by the Federal Archives. Plus: guided tours of the Archives and support with Archives Portal Europe.

Ordering and consulting

Information on consulting and ordering documents (including reproductions) from the Federal Archives.

More from the Federal Archives

Important links is the portal for Swiss open government data (OGD): download data free of charge.

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