Switzerland

Cities in Switzerland

There’s obviously more cities in Switzerland, but these are the ones that is currently added to the guide.

What are the top gay cities in Switzerland?

The top gay cities in Switzerland are Zurich, Geneva, and Lausanne. You can also find gay-friendly spots in Basel, Bern, and Lugano.

What currency is used in Switzerland?

Switzerland uses the Swiss Franc (CHF) as its currency. Credit cards are widely accepted, but it's always a good idea to have some cash on hand just in case.

Is it expensive in Switzerland?

💸 Switzerland is known for its high cost of living, so yes, it can be quite expensive. Prepare your wallet, honey!

Do I need any extra paperwork to visit Switzerland?

It depends on your nationality. Some visitors need a visa, while others can enter with just a passport. Always check the specific requirements for your country before planning your fabulous trip.

Is Switzerland gay friendly?

Absolutely, darling! Switzerland is quite gay-friendly, especially in the larger cities. You'll find LGBTQ+ bars, clubs, and events, as well as accepting locals.

Is gay marriage allowed in Switzerland?

As of 2022, gay marriage is legal in Switzerland. Love wins! ❤️🏳️‍🌈

Can I use English in Switzerland?

Yes, you can! Many Swiss people speak English, especially in the popular tourist areas. You'll find it quite easy to navigate and communicate.

Should I leave a tip for a waiter in Switzerland?

Service is typically included in Swiss restaurant bills, but it's always appreciated if you leave a small tip (around 5-10%) for excellent service.

What's the best time of year to visit Switzerland?

It depends on your plans, darling! If you're looking for winter sports, go between December and March. For picturesque landscapes and outdoor activities, visit between June and September.

What's the local language in Switzerland, and how do I say basic phrases?

Switzerland has four official languages: German, French, Italian, and Romansh. Here are a few basic phrases (and some sassy gay ones) in each language:

  • German: Danke (Thank you), Schatz (Sweetheart), Biervulkan (Beer volcano – Hello, fun!)

  • French: Merci (Thank you), Chéri (Darling), Soirée mousse (Foam party)

  • Italian: Grazie (Thank you), Amore (Love), Festa di glitter (Glitter party)

  • Romansh: Engraziel (Thank you), Amur (Love), Ballapearlas (Beads party)

What's the local cuisine like in Switzerland, and what are some must-try dishes?

Swiss cuisine is a mix of deliciousness. Here are a few must-try dishes:

  • Fondue (melted cheese with bread)

  • Raclette (melted cheese served with potatoes and pickles)

  • Swiss chocolate (obviously, honey!)

  • Rösti (potato dish)

  • Zürcher Eintopf (Zurich-style stew)

What are the emergency numbers, and how do I call for help in Switzerland?

In case of emergency, dial 112 for the general emergency number, 117 for the police, or 144 for an ambulance. Stay calm and provide your location and the nature of your emergency.

Are there any cultural taboos or behaviors that I should avoid in Switzerland?

Swiss people value punctuality and respect for personal space. Keep your voice low in public, avoid littering, and be on time. In general, just be polite and respectful, and you'll fit right in!