Switzerland

Schweiz | Switzerland

The SwitzerlandSwitzerland – home of Toblerone

This small country is known for many things: the Alps, train travel, cheese, knives, watches, chocolate, living traditions, numerous lakes and of course beautiful villages and towns!

If you are enthusiastic about the Alps and want to discover an incredible variety of sights and products, Switzerland could be just the right destination for you on your next trip.

Switzerland is internationally known not only for its high standard of living and its banks, but also as the home of many products such as the Toblerone chocolate brand, Swiss cheese, the original Victorinox Swiss Army knife, watches from various manufacturers and many more. Payment in Switzerland is made with the Swiss Franc (CHF).

In this small country there are more than 3,350 peaks over 2,000 metres in altitude and therefore a lot of magnificent glacier landscapes. Although two thirds of the country is very mountainous and therefore no railway tracks have been laid in these areas, Switzerland has the world’s densest railway network in the world, at around 122 metres per square kilometre.

The national languages of Switzerland are German, French, Italian and Romansh. Depending on the region, the official language varies and a second language is learned as a foreign language in addition to English.

Ausblick auf die nebelbedeckte Landschaft vom Col du Grand Saint-Bernard in Richtung Italien. - View of the mist-covered landscape from the Col du Grand Saint-Bernard towards Italy.
Col du Grand Saint-Bernard | Blick nach Italien – View to Italy

Lake Geneva Region

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Legal regulations

Switzerland is not a member of the European Union, so there are also controls at the borders and customs import and export regulations must be observed.

The speed limit in Switzerland is staggered as follows:
– in town: maximum 50 km/h
– outside the town on main and secondary roads: maximum 80 km/h
– on motorways: 100 km/h
– on the highways: 120 km/h

Even though it should actually be a matter of course not to drive a vehicle when drunk, there is a blood alcohol limit of 0.5 per thousand in Switzerland, and generally, exceeding the speed limit or the permill limit is punished with heavy fines.

In Switzerland, dipped headlights must also be switched on during the day (daytime running lights).

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