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Artefacts series: Barry the rescue dog

At the Swiss Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai you can discover various artefacts showcasing different events, traditions and icons of national importance. During this series, we’ll introduce you to all of them and show you aspects of Switzerland you might not have known about.

The voice of Barry

For centuries, Saint Bernard dogs rescued travelers in the Swiss Alps caught in avalanches. One of these dogs, named Barry, became a legend because he saved the lives of over 40 people. Nowadays, GPS devices have replaced dogs to find avalanche victims. The device exhibited at the artefacts station in front of the Swiss Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai is called a Barryvox, the voice of Barry. The legend lives on!