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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.



SwissGeoLab is an educational laboratory that aims to give a glimpse of the world of geomatics. It is primarily intended for secondary and high school students and travels around Switzerland from one interested school to another.

The SwissGeoLab

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

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


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) 

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

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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