Questions tagged [switzerland]

A landlocked country in Western Europe. Switzerland's biggest and most important cities are Zurich, Berne, Geneva and Basel.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
60 votes
3 answers
13k views

What happens if someone I invited to Schengen area does not leave?

I have invited some friends to the Schengen area (through Switzerland) as part of the visiting visa. In the invitation letter I wrote the words: "I guarantee that they will exit the Schengen area. ...
183.amir's user avatar
  • 593
52 votes
2 answers
10k views

What does this Swiss black on yellow rectangular traffic sign with a symbol looking like a dart mean?

I've seen this traffic sign in Switzerland. What does the second panel from the top mean? The panel is a rectangle, maybe 1½ times wider than high, depicting on the left a symbol that looks like a ...
gerrit's user avatar
  • 56.2k
48 votes
3 answers
8k views

Why are the shops open in Geneva today (on a Sunday)?

Many places in Europe are notorious for not being open on Sundays. This is especially true in Switzerland. Today, August 30th 2020, for some odd reason, some stores are open. Coop: Migros The only ...
Mou某's user avatar
  • 4,885
42 votes
1 answer
7k views

Identifying a church by a lake and a railway line, claimed to be in the Canton of Lucerne

I'm trying to identify this place: According to metadata of two of the images they are taken in the Canton of Lucerne, and some other photographs from the same author are claimed or positively ...
Pere's user avatar
  • 2,910
34 votes
1 answer
7k views

Are PMR446 walkie-talkies legal in Switzerland?

We plan a road trip through Switzerland and we want to use walkie-talkies for the communication between the cars. We have devices that are using the PMR446 frequency and according to the manufacturer ...
Dirty-flow's user avatar
  • 14.7k
33 votes
3 answers
11k views

How is it possible to buy a knife after security?

Leaving from Geneva, I remembered after security that I didn't had any gifts... Amongst the usual chocolates, I found the perfect gift: a Swiss knife that I proudly bought. Few minutes later I ...
Pierpowl's user avatar
  • 437
31 votes
7 answers
8k views

Is this banknote still acceptable in Switzerland?

I went to bank today to put CHF in my account in a Polish bank and they said that this banknote is not acceptable to be deposited in our bank! However, it is acceptable inside Switzerland itself. Can ...
user avatar
31 votes
5 answers
9k views

Is using Swiss Francs (CHF) cheaper than Euros (EUR) in Switzerland?

We are traveling to Switzerland (mostly Zurich and closeby) for several days later this year and, one of our friends told us to bring Swiss Francs with us as things would be generally cheaper if we ...
alecxe's user avatar
  • 1,025
31 votes
1 answer
20k views

Is long-term renting through booking.com a scam?

I am planning to rent an apartment for a year in Cambridge, UK. We liked a property, but the owner wants to rent it through booking.com, and he is physically located in Switzerland. He sent us the ...
Bravo's user avatar
  • 1,003
27 votes
1 answer
5k views

Eating cat meat as a tourist in Switzerland

I've read that cat meat is eaten in Switzerland. Stop eating cats and dogs say animal rights campaigners in Switzerland cites an animal rights activist saying that it's not legal to sell cat meat (...
Golden Cuy's user avatar
25 votes
3 answers
9k views

Is it possible to cross Switzerland without using a vignette?

We're planning a road trip from Germany (Frankfurt area) to Italy (Milan area) next summer. The main focus is on driving on nice roads so we want to avoid driving on highways. We don't mind if we have ...
Dirty-flow's user avatar
  • 14.7k
24 votes
5 answers
10k views

Transiting through Switzerland by coach with lots of cash

Within a couple of weeks I will be going to Belgium from Italy with Flixbus, and in the travel I may transit Switzerland, which is part of the Schengen Area but not part of the EU, which means that ...
abdul's user avatar
  • 922
23 votes
4 answers
5k views

Is it appropriate to enter a church while a chorus is performing?

On Sunday, I was walking in Zürich and came across St. Jakob Church. When I approached the door, I saw that a chorus was performing. Since there was nobody around except the people seated in the ...
user avatar
21 votes
3 answers
5k views

Can I receive a package in Zurich airport while on transit?

In a few weeks I will have a flight with few hours transfer in Zurich. I will have several hours and I can leave the transfer zone, it won't be enough to leave the airport though. Let's say I want to ...
Kuba's user avatar
  • 6,803
19 votes
8 answers
24k views

What one-day trips are available from Zurich (Switzerland)?

I'm looking for some suggestions for one-day trips from Zürich (Switzerland). It isn't limited to Switzerland, but the place should be reachable within one day. I'm particularly interested in cities ...
RoflcoptrException's user avatar
19 votes
7 answers
8k views

Do you need a Vignette to travel the roads of Switzerland, and how can I obtain one?

To drive on Swiss motorways if I recall correctly one needs a Vignette based on what I have been reading I should be able to buy it at various places in the country. I am renting a car in Frankfurt ...
Karlson's user avatar
  • 45.1k
19 votes
4 answers
3k views

May a cyclist or a pedestrian cross from Switzerland to France near the Basel EuroAirport without going into the airport?

I was cycling today in Switzerland, and I found myself on the path along Route Douaniére heading toward the Basel EuroAirport. I figured I'd cycle up to the airport, find a way to cross into France, ...
Kyralessa's user avatar
  • 3,944
18 votes
2 answers
20k views

Can I take my bicycle into all German trains?

I want to take a train with my bicycle from somewhere in Germany to Switzerland. Concerning this, I have a couple of question that all go to the same direction: Can I take my bike in every train? Or ...
RoflcoptrException's user avatar
18 votes
2 answers
3k views

Is the water potable in Swiss mountain huts?

Swiss mountain huts often have running water (for toilets and handwashing), but usually signage that state the water is not potable for drinking. Is this sign for one's own benefit (and health), just ...
Felix's user avatar
  • 1,709
17 votes
2 answers
1k views

Can I drive in EU states and Switzerland with German proof of a surrendered U.S. license?

I'm an American citizen living in Germany since January, 2019. I have/had a valid Illinois (U.S.) driver's license. In Germany, residents with U.S. driver's licenses from certain states can apply for ...
TypeIA's user avatar
  • 334
16 votes
4 answers
11k views

Can you give your Swiss motorway vignette to a friend after using it on your car?

A friend of mine has been to Switzerland recently and has purchased the one-year motorway vignette for 40CHF. Now I'm planning a car trip of my own, so I was thinking I could simply borrow his highway ...
JonathanReez's user avatar
  • 83.4k
16 votes
5 answers
6k views

From Geneva airport to Lausanne station

On September 4, I will be arriving in Geneva by airplane at approximately 11 AM. After that, I need to go to Lausanne. I have two questions: Do I need to buy a train ticket online, or can I buy it ...
AnalysisStudent0414's user avatar
16 votes
4 answers
8k views

Where to stand for this winter view in Grindelwald, Switzerland?

I happened upon this r/winterporn post. If you haven't stood at this spot, how did you infer where it was?
user avatar
16 votes
4 answers
5k views

What happens if my Zurich public transportation ticket expires while I am traveling?

Suppose I get on a train/tram/whatever at time = 0, my ticket is valid until time = 1 and my journey ends at time = 2. Should I be fined or is this okay?
user171780's user avatar
16 votes
2 answers
4k views

How punctual are Swiss trains?

Yesterday, I was on a Swiss train that was 10 minutes late. I thought perhaps it was the end of the world ... The Swiss railways have a reputation for being very punctual (the joke being you can set ...
Gagravarr's user avatar
  • 62.7k
16 votes
1 answer
4k views

Whom to contact for an inevitable Schengen overstay because of medical reasons?

I'm travelling to Switzerland and France on a tourist (Schengen-C visa). The visa was issued by Switzerland (for 15 days), but my return flight is from Paris. In the hypothetical case that I'm ...
Prada's user avatar
  • 1,633
15 votes
5 answers
2k views

What kind of roads am I not allowed to ride my bicycle on in Switzerland?

I'm in Switzerland for the summer doing some cycling. I'm wondering: Can I ride all the roads in Switzerland except for the autobahn? For instance, between Bern and Fribourg, there's a major road ...
Kyralessa's user avatar
  • 3,944
15 votes
2 answers
13k views

Can I put food in my hold luggage for flying?

Am I allowed to take food items (specifically: porridge, rice, pasta, cereal bars, nuts, chocolate, nutella, golden syrup, regular butter, and peanut butter) on my flight with me if they are stored in ...
Rory Baxter's user avatar
15 votes
2 answers
1k views

Name of a monastery/restaurant in Austria

About 3 years ago, I hiked through this village in Austria near its borders with Switzerland and Germany. Unfortunately, neither my friend or I can remember the name of the village. We also ate at a ...
Kaleb's user avatar
  • 253
15 votes
2 answers
3k views

Is it easier/faster for an Iranian citizen to get a US or a Schengen (Swiss) visa?

An Iranian citizen has recently joined my team, and he needs to attend company orientation in either the United States or Switzerland. All things being equal, when applying from Sydney, Australia, ...
lambshaanxy's user avatar
  • 98.5k
15 votes
1 answer
3k views

Roads in Switzerland in December [closed]

I am planning to travel by a rented car from Milan to Reckingen-Gluringen, Switzerland on 8 December. What should I expect, and is it a good idea?
Ibrahim Reda's user avatar
15 votes
4 answers
2k views

Touring the Large Hadron Collider [duplicate]

Any ideas as to how one might go about getting a tour of the Large Hadron Collider?
neubert's user avatar
  • 11.2k
15 votes
2 answers
26k views

Use of unused Schengen visa to travel to Switzerland

I am Indian national residing in UK and have been issued Schengen visa by Norway Embassy which is Type 'C', multiple entry and expires on 21st oct 2014. Unfortunately I have never used this visa to ...
vicks1's user avatar
  • 1,813
15 votes
2 answers
3k views

Train from Zurich to Vienna - anything to look out for?

I will be soon be travelling by train from Zurich to Vienna, with 8- and 5-year-old children. Obviously we will be packing 'things to do', but are there any things along the way we should be ...
Benjol's user avatar
  • 728
15 votes
4 answers
796 views

Are there Christmas markets in Switzerland?

I've been in Germany on christmas and almost every city has a Chrismas Market. Are there Christmas markets in Switzerland? Which are the most famous/interestings? When do they end?
Ivan's user avatar
  • 15.5k
15 votes
3 answers
442 views

On the trail of the Alpine Ibex in Switzerland

I have been watching the National Geographic series, "Europe's Great Wilderness" and have become enthralled by their description of the Alpine Ibex. This magnificent animal appears to defy gravity in ...
Gayot Fow's user avatar
  • 85k
15 votes
3 answers
2k views

Visiting CERN in Switzerland

Is it possible to visit the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) as a tourist to Geneva? Are there any guided tours? Which parts can be seen?
Dirty-flow's user avatar
  • 14.7k
15 votes
1 answer
10k views

Can I travel to Switzerland with EU ID?

I know, that Switzerland and Liechtenstein are not members of EU. However, they are members of Schengen. Schengen rules remove all internal border controls between member countries. If I travel to ...
Tschareck's user avatar
  • 4,409
14 votes
3 answers
5k views

How could a Washington registered car travel to Zürich?

About three months ago, I went to Switzerland from Germany by car. And when I parked the car in Zürich, I realized that the car (BMW Coupe 3er) that parked beside my car had a non-EU registration ...
muhammad.mudjiono's user avatar
14 votes
2 answers
2k views

Is it true that a "dekoriert"-sign means that naked women are dancing?

During carnival in German-speaking Europe, there are a lot of bars that have a sign at the front door stating "dekoriert", which means decorated. However, when you go inside, there are no decorations ...
RoflcoptrException's user avatar
14 votes
2 answers
7k views

Can I go to Germany with a Schengen visa from another country after failing to get a German visa?

I have to travel to Germany and Switzerland for business purpose. I have already been here 2 years ago. I have applied for business visa to the German consulate twice and both times the application ...
user7614's user avatar
  • 141
13 votes
6 answers
755 views

How to choose a good restaurant in Switzerland?

I am making a spontaneous day trip to Basel tomorrow, and there is the problem of choosing a nice restaurant for lunch. I don't want a famous place where you need reservations a month in advance to ...
rumtscho's user avatar
  • 1,158
13 votes
4 answers
2k views

How happily will taxis cross the triple-point borders around Basel?

I am looking at travelling to Basel, Switzerland early next week (Tuesday). It would appear that hotels are very hard to come by at a reasonable price, so I am looking at staying in Mulhouse in nearby ...
Andrew Ferrier's user avatar
13 votes
2 answers
1k views

Building an Igloo if camping is not allowed? (Switzerland/Liechtenstein)

It's winter time and therefore I'm thinking about how to spend the days between Christmas and New Year's Eve. We have the plan to build an igloo somewhere in the mountains and spend some nights there. ...
RoflcoptrException's user avatar
13 votes
2 answers
1k views

Where I can make chocolates in Switzerland

I'm going with my wife to Europe from 27/March until 15/April and we are looking for some good place where we will can make the true/traditional Swiss Chocolate. Some course or workshop for a short ...
Max Ferreira's user avatar
  • 1,987
13 votes
1 answer
1k views

SWISS sends out false information about transit requirements in Switzerland - what steps may be taken to ensure unhindered transportation?

Update: There has been no response from SWISS so far. We contacted their SWISS office in Moscow again, but the replies were elusive and indefinite. "It is up to check-in staff to decide". At ...
ach's user avatar
  • 2,826
13 votes
1 answer
430 views

Do rail tickets to Jungfraujoch actually need to be printed?

I want to buy tickets to Jungfraujoch with a seat reservation, but I'm already in Switzerland and thus don't have a printer. The website claims that they need to be printed, but is that actually the ...
dffgash's user avatar
  • 131
13 votes
1 answer
499 views

Milano style hot chocolate in Geneva-Bern-Zurich?

I am in Switzerland and looking for a proper, thick hot chocolate, the kind where your spoon barely sinks into :) Something like this: To react to a deleted answer: most of the time hot chocolate is ...
user avatar
13 votes
1 answer
556 views

What does this sign near a waterfall in Switzerland (Saut du Doubs) mean?

Among my friends we had a disagreement/confusion as to what the following sign means: The sign is located on the top of the waterfall, but an access path to the bottom is nearby. Our hypotheses: No ...
xngtng's user avatar
  • 21.9k
13 votes
1 answer
882 views

Where in Switzerland can you refill a gas cylinder?

Are there any shops / facilities where man can get a gas canister refilled in the Switzerland (around Chur)? I am interested in filling a 2kg gas canister like the one on the picture. I know that it ...
Lukas Kabrt's user avatar

1
2 3 4 5
9