18 Lifestyles You Automatically Adopt Because You Are In Switzerland


Do you take the prices in your stride, tut when the trains are late and dismiss that incredible mountain view with a shrug because you’ve seen it all before? Then you’ve definitely been living in Switzerland a while….

Switzerland is well known as a place where rules are important, but it’s also quite big on personal liberties… as long as you follow the rules. As well as learning plain old punctuality in the land of clocks and watches, there are plenty of local customs, habits and codes of conduct you’re likely to pick up when you live here.


Some of these you’re obliged to adopt almost immediately, others are honed over months or years. Here’s our list of habits you’ll embrace – and hopefully even enjoy – when living in Switzerland.

1. You arrive on time. Not early, not late. And there are no excuses because clocks are everywhere and Swatches are (relatively) cheap.

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