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Old 05.04.2009, 14:58
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Re: Noise rule in Switzerland

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Not in Kanton Schwyz.
Ah, I should have added "a nice sensible protestant canton". Though from what I've heard, Calvin's Geneva makes Schwyz look like haven of secular liberalism.
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Old 06.04.2009, 20:54
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Re: Noise rule in Switzerland

I think it is the protestants who don't work on the seventh day... Catholics can go to confession on Saturday night to be squeeky clean on Sunday and enjoy it! Mind you Swiss Catholics may have some extra rules!
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Old 07.04.2009, 17:24
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I must admit, I have missed entire conversations with my wife while she discusses what she calls "the Honeydew list".
Honey do this, honey do that.........
I just smile and nod.
I thought this was a required ability of all husbands without wearing headphones. I'll pay for this later this evening when my wife reads it
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I thought this was a required ability of all husbands without wearing headphones. I'll pay for this later this evening when my wife reads it
If it's really important, she won't mind repeating it later, I always say.
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Old 08.04.2009, 13:32
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Ah, I should have added "a nice sensible protestant canton". Though from what I've heard, Calvin's Geneva makes Schwyz look like haven of secular liberalism.
Over the years I've found that as a general rule Catholic regions are more liberal than Protestant ones. I'm not thinking of just Switzerland here.
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Old 08.04.2009, 13:53
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Re: Noise rule in Switzerland

I don`t really understand the whole flushing the loo/toilet issue. I mean after all we all need to go to the loo at one point in our lives between 10pm and 5am. What if one has a flat with only 1 loo and 2 adults and 1 child living in and we all need to use the loo during the night?

I find it rather strange nor being able to flush after 10pm!
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Old 08.04.2009, 14:10
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Re: Noise rule in Switzerland

Does anyone actually abide by the no flushing rule?
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Does anyone actually abide by the no flushing rule?
For 95% of people here it's a non issue. Then there are others who get really unlucky with their neighbours, mainly retired ones who have nothing better to do than complain about all the "law-breaking" they see around them.
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Old 09.04.2009, 08:25
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Not in Kanton Schwyz.
Au contraire...

Not only is gardening on a Sunday allowed in SZ, it's mandatory.

Breaking the Sabbath is a mere venial sin - a quick word with St. Fiacre gets you automatic absolution. But a weed infested garden puts you on the road to eternal damnation.

At least according to the local Frauenverein.

Here in the boondocks, gardening is a competitive sport.
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Old 09.04.2009, 08:57
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Au contraire...

Not only is gardening on a Sunday allowed in SZ, it's mandatory.

Breaking the Sabbath is a mere venial sin - a quick word with St. Fiacre gets you automatic absolution. But a weed infested garden puts you on the road to eternal damnation.

At least according to the local Frauenverein.

Here in the boondocks, gardening is a competitive sport.
I'm with you there. Nothing completes a sunny summer afternoon in Switzerland quite like the roar of some massively overpowered, multicylindered, petrol engined garden improver. The Hausabwart in my previous apartment would be out there like a shot at 7:00 am on a sunny Saturday morning to shave off a week's growth (about 3 mm) of grass. I saw him once actually checking his watch repeatedly with the starter cord of his enormous lawnmower in his other hand.

When I went off at him, I think he thought I was the lazy reprehensible Ausslander for wanting to sleep after 7 am.

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Old 11.04.2009, 10:05
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Re: Noise rule in Switzerland

Today is Saturday of Easter long weekend and it is very quiet in my "hood"... Will it be a crime if I run the lawn-mower and electric shears as I would like to do some spring chores aroud the garden and house?
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Old 11.04.2009, 10:24
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Re: Noise rule in Switzerland

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Today is Saturday of Easter long weekend and it is very quiet in my "hood"... Will it be a crime if I run the lawn-mower and electric shears as I would like to do some spring chores aroud the garden and house?
Jacek, I am sure people will survive, just as long as you don't do it when next door neighbors have a garden party or at midnight. When else is one who is employed expected to do maintenance than on the days off? I think lot of locals respect the rules because they actually have hired help for the cleaning, chores, gardening, etc and it gets done when they are at work..Just watch out for the garden gnomes, so you don't end up decapitating them .
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Old 11.04.2009, 10:26
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Re: Noise rule in Switzerland

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Today is Saturday of Easter long weekend and it is very quiet in my "hood"... Will it be a crime if I run the lawn-mower and electric shears as I would like to do some spring chores aroud the garden and house?
Easter Saturday will be a normal Saturday so just stick to the Saturday rules and it should be OK. Don't make any noise on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, though.
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Old 11.04.2009, 12:10
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Re: Noise rule in Switzerland

Actually, I only realised later that the sanctuous silence has been attributed to procrastinating of my neighbours and soon the noise levels of different kinds started prevailing in the hood ... So I am off to mow away
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Re: Noise rule in Switzerland

hello! is there any link to swiss law about noise in english language?
my new neighbor doesnt understand any german, would be of great help.
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hello! is there any link to swiss law about noise in english language?
my new neighbor doesnt understand any german, would be of great help.
Google translate has existed for quite a while now...
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Old 30.09.2018, 17:30
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Google translate has existed for quite a while now...
mensch, schlauscheisser, dann übersetz doch mal: akzeptierst du irgend einen von dem ach-so-genauen google-übersetztool übersetzten text, von irgendeiner dahergelaufenen website, wenn es um einen eventuellen rechtsstreit geht? siehste, ich auch nicht. aber danke für den tollen tip!
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mensch, schlauscheisser, dann übersetz doch mal: akzeptierst du irgend einen von dem ach-so-genauen google-übersetztool übersetzten text, von irgendeiner dahergelaufenen website, wenn es um einen eventuellen rechtsstreit geht? siehste, ich auch nicht. aber danke für den tollen tip!
Thank you, flow23, this post really made me laugh out loud!
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mensch, schlauscheisser, dann übersetz doch mal: akzeptierst du irgend einen von dem ach-so-genauen google-übersetztool übersetzten text, von irgendeiner dahergelaufenen website, wenn es um einen eventuellen rechtsstreit geht? siehste, ich auch nicht. aber danke für den tollen tip!
Your neighbor is going to need to learn German somehow, no?

Why would you expect there to be an official English text from an official site concerning laws in CH, when English isn't an official language? I think some of the legalese stuff you may find a translation for on the admin.ch site, but not likely for noise laws.

http://www.laerm.ch/de/laermsorgen/r...tagslaerm.html
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Your neighbor is going to need to learn German somehow, no?

Why would you expect there to be an official English text from an official site concerning laws in CH, when English isn't an official language? I think some of the legalese stuff you may find a translation for on the admin.ch site, but not likely for noise laws.

http://www.laerm.ch/de/laermsorgen/r...tagslaerm.html
Oh, I didn't take flow's question as reflecting any degree of "expecting" there to be a translation into English. After all, he himself clearly doesn't need it, and is probably already translating for his neighbour. But yes, Pilatus, there have been many others with that attitude of entitlement. Just not flow, I think.

Thanks for supplying the link.
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