Search engines & portals

Overview of the Swiss Federal Archives databases and search engines. A detailed description of the databases can be found on the corresponding sub-pages.

Online access to the Federal Archives

The online access to the Federal Archives database can be used to search the fonds of the Federal Archives and order the desired source materials.


The Amtsdruckschriften platform contains digitised documents and publications of the Federal Archives. They include the Official Bulletin of the Federal Assembly and the Federal Council minutes up to 1963.

Open Government Data (OGD)

Swiss authorities are making their freely available data accessible centrally on the open government data (OGD) portal The data offering is being continually expanded. 

Linked Data

Swiss government data are now available as Linked Data at


AppLab, the laboratory for the digital use of our archive holdings.


The Federal Archives work with Wikimedia CH to publish freely accessible documents from their fonds on the Wikimedia platforms.

NRLA information portal

To mark the opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel, the Confederation is launching a web portal on the NRLA: the New Rail Link through the Alps. 

Other databases

You can also search in other specialised databases for source materials related to the Swiss Confederation.


Last modification 11.10.2023

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