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Driving in Switzerland

Speed Limits
Motorways: 120km/h
Open Roads: 80 km/h
Urban Areas: 50km/h

Minimum Driver age: 18

Minimum Driver age for Rentals: 18

Required equipment for your car: Warning Triangle. Snow Chains.

Seatbelts: Compulsory for both front and rear-seat passengers

General driving information: Switzerland has very strict drink and driving laws. Speeding and other offences will result in on the spot fines. Stickers must be purchased and displayed in the car if you use the motorways. Lights are compulsory when passing through tunnels, a fine will be imposed for non-compliance.

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Switzerland may be a landlocked country and so lacks a coastal road, but it makes up for this by having some of the worlds most well known lakes. The Lake Geneva region has lively towns and vineyards, castles and an enchanting capital city, Lausanne. Geneva the capital city of Switzerland is host to the United Nations is close to the river Rhone has Quays, lakeside promenades and parks. It's high altitude makes Switzerland a favourite for winter sports enthusiasts.

Must See in Switzerland


The capital and is the home of the Zytglogge (Clock Tower), Bear Pit and Parliament Building.


Located on the Swiss-French-German border, it is the oldest university town in Switzerland. It has an Old Town with the Town Hall, Market Place and one of the most well maintaned Cathedrals Europe, a large zoo and stunning architecture.


With its views of the Alps has been the Olympic Capital since 1994 and is also home to the most visited site in the country - The Olympic Museum. It houses the world famous Béjart Ballet and there's stunningly picturesque the lake from where it takes its name.


It is a pretty old town with a trendy new Zürich West district. A lake, opera house, art museums and over 100 galleries. Those looking to sample the Swiss cuisine and night life can sample some of the 1700 restaurants and bars.

Dates for Your Diary


Lake Geneva hosts a lakeside gathering inviting members of the public to be passengers on the few remaining 19th century Lake Geneva lateen-rigged sailboats. There is also themed cruises and a traditional Antique Sailboat Regatta.

July 31 - August 1st

Basel the Swiss National Holiday with over 100,000 people attending the celebrations which include demonstrations of water sports highlights on the Rhine river and the giant night time fireworks.

6th August

Lake Lucerne holds a magical firework display.


Geneva Festival which includes; fun fair, concerts, world food and craft, plus fireworks.

September 2 to 4

Geneva hosts an open-air painting workshop, the biggest in the world 'Art Air' with 300 artists painting for the public in different quarters of the town.