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Primary and lower secondary schools – pupils aged 7 to 15

Teaching materials and aids for pupils in primary and secondary schools, aged 7-15.

Treasure hunt

The game helps schoolchildren to learn through play how to use different types of geodata such as aerial photographs and topographic maps.

Information about the game

swisstopo historic

Didactic material for the interactive application "Map memories" in German and French.

Didactic material

Map memories

Map reading

The basics of map reading are taught in various learning units by means of exercises and worksheets and then checked by taking an online test. Several videos and additional information round off the offer.

The learning units (in German and French)

The secret of rocks

Massif of Aar

“The secret of rocks” is a compilation of teaching materials intended for teachers to address the topic of the history of rocks and our landscape and to use with their students to awaken their interest in the wonders of geology.

The secret of rocks

A journey through time

Embark on a voyage through time with swisstopo’s topographic maps from 1864 until today. With this fascinating tool you will be able to trace the development of your municipality or canton ,or the entire country.

Further information about the journey through time

Take a look at the journey through time 


With the LUBIS-viewer you have free and online access to several hundred thousand aerial photographs that were taken between 1920 and today. In the classroom this fascinating tool lets you trace the development of your town or city together with your pupils.

More about the LUBIS viewer

"For school"


At you will find a collection of digital maps "For school". The target group of this map collection is primary school teachers. They should have direct access to the map catalogue and be able to consult all the data they require.


Giving lessons in the classroom with digital maps provided by swisstopo. for preparing attractive lessons, teachers have a variety of tools at their disposal on

The website (in German) 

Federal Office of Topography swisstopo Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern
+41 58 469 01 11


Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern


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