Kiri and



We travelled 338 miles in Switzerland over 6 days between 01 November 2013 and 06 November 2013. It was mainly cloudy (3 days) whilst we were there

Key places where we stopped

Blog posts

Climbing every mountain (December 8, 2013)

To toll or not to toll… (November 24, 2013)

Bertha takes up drinking and smoking (November 11, 2013)

B-right side of the road (November 4, 2013)

The following information was last updated on July 21, 2014 and therefore may now be out of date. Please consume with a pinch of salt!

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Personal comments:

Absolutely stunning country, but very expensive! The motorways are surprisingly hilly and we struggled a little to keep to the minimum speed limit. Loved the northern side of Lake Geneva and when we broke down, the rescue company were very friendly and kind (although we don't think they're fans of older vehicles!). Found plenty of free overnight stops

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EU Member:


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Swiss franc

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German, French, Italian, Romansh


1 - eins
2 - zwei
3 - drei
4 - vier
5 - fünf
6 - sechs
7 - sieben
8 - acht
9 - neun
10 - zehn

Useful words / phrases:

Hello - Guten Tag
Goodbye - Auf Wiedersehen
Yes - Ja
No - Nein
Please - Bitte
Thank you - Danke
Sorry - Es tut mir leid
I don't understand - Ich verstehe nicht
How much does it cost? - Wieviel kostet das?
Where is the toilet? -Wo ist die Toilette?
Petrol - Benzin

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Vignette / toll requirements:

Vignette is required for motorways - this can be bought at the border

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Vehicle laws:

Speed limit on motorways is 120 kph, 100 kph on "semi-motorways", 80 kph on main roads and 50 kph in built up areas. Minimum speed of 60 kph on motorways

Dipped headlights are recommended at all times and compulsory in tunnels

Warning triangle and snow chains must be carried

Outside built up areas, you must sound your horn before going around a sharp bend during the day, and flash your lights at night

Pedestrians always have right of way, and may just walk out into the road

Must give way to yellow PostBuses

Downhill traffic must give way to uphill traffic in mountainous areas

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Wild camping rules:

Possible, but dependent on local laws