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Toplessness laws?

So after spending a good deal of yesterday sat by the Limmat but not having a swimsuit so I could go in the Limmat, I was beginning to get severely tempted to just strip down to my knickers and dive in.

But this is Switzerland.

Just how much trouble would I get in, if I'd actually done that?
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Old 29.06.2011, 09:19
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Re: Toplessness laws?

It really depends if you are a boy or a girl, if you have holes in your underwear and if you're sitting next to a power-happy someone with a camera on their phone..
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So after spending a good deal of yesterday sat by the Limmat but not having a swimsuit so I could go in the Limmat, I was beginning to get severely tempted to just strip down to my knickers and dive in.

But this is Switzerland.

Just how much trouble would I get in, if I'd actually done that?
Not much but I bet you would have made front page of the metro the next day..
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Old 29.06.2011, 09:20
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So after spending a good deal of yesterday sat by the Limmat but not having a swimsuit so I could go in the Limmat, I was beginning to get severely tempted to just strip down to my knickers and dive in.

But this is Switzerland.

Just how much trouble would I get in, if I'd actually done that?
not being from Zurich and not knowing the locals.. I would have to say it depends:

were said knickers skimpy ?,
new?
any skids?,
could they reasonably pass as swimming attire?
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Old 29.06.2011, 09:21
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Re: Toplessness laws?

Pictures - please - of proposed swimming attire and we will let you know if you can or not.

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Re: Toplessness laws?

We need pictures first, then we can make an informed decision
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Old 29.06.2011, 09:22
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It really depends if you are a boy or a girl, if you have holes in your underwear and if you're sitting next to a power-happy someone with a camera on their phone..
I was wondering at first myself about the boy - girl question... but then in a flash of brilliance* I looked at the title and thought a boy would not ask about toplessnewss laws


* quite rare for moi.
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not being from Zurich and not knowing the locals.. I would have to say it depends:

were said knickers skimpy ?,
new?
any skids?,
could they reasonably pass as swimming attire?
Never thought of skid marks..
how did you come to this conclusion Mr Grynch? I'm seeing a whole new side of you..
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Old 29.06.2011, 09:23
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Just how much trouble would I get in, if I'd actually done that?
Probably not much. But if an EF member happened by, there'd be a post about how shocked and disgusted they were.
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Old 29.06.2011, 09:24
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Never thought of skid marks..
how did you come to this conclusion Mr Grynch? I'm seeing a whole new side of you..
*turns around,zips up quickly*

sorry.




sorry.. it was one of those moments... ladies of course never have skid marks.
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Old 29.06.2011, 09:25
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Probably not much. But if an EF member happened by, there'd be a post about how shocked and disgusted they were.
Followed by a lengthy thread of rebuttals and re-rebuttals. Utlimately ending in no clear conclusion

Oh and OP, next time you're considering it, could you create an event and give us plenty of notice. Cheers.
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Old 29.06.2011, 09:26
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Followed by a lengthy thread of rebuttals and re-rebuttals. Utlimately ending in no clear conclusion
I beg to differ.
no wait, no I don't
yes, yes I do.


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Old 29.06.2011, 09:27
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Never thought of skid marks..
how did you come to this conclusion Mr Grynch? I'm seeing a whole new side of you..
and hey.. you're the one that mentioned holes in the undies.


Ladies and Gents I think we ( I ? ) have completely scared away the OP.. is this a new record?

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Old 29.06.2011, 09:36
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Re: Toplessness laws?

Go for it, we don't care. (as in the Swiss) And it's certainly not illegal either, imagine that.
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Old 29.06.2011, 09:45
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Re: Toplessness laws?

Just go to Katzensee or Werdinsel. Both have an FKK Area, where for sure nobody would lift an eyelid.

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Old 29.06.2011, 09:50
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Re: Toplessness laws?

All i can say is, it was so hot in downtown Geneva yesterday - that i would have jumped into the ice bucket where our wine was. But realised I had not shaved my legs, so couldn't.

They are now nice and smooth and shaved and it's cloudy... Murphy's Law...

I have seen loads of people over the years take a spontaneous dip in the Lake here in their undies. Why not?
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Old 29.06.2011, 09:52
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I was wondering at first myself about the boy - girl question... but then in a flash of brilliance* I looked at the title and thought a boy would not ask about toplessnewss laws


* quite rare for moi.
unless there is a man-boob issue?
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Old 29.06.2011, 09:58
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All i can say is, it was so hot in downtown Geneva yesterday...
Patsy... as I stated above I don't know Zurich, but I do know GE... let me tell you fuzzy legs and all you would have been fine jumping into that wine bucket.... Mrs.G and I went to the UN-Plage last night after work and there were all sorts on display.
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Old 29.06.2011, 09:59
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Re: Toplessness laws?

Topless is usual in Geneva, the French culture influence is there.

Less seen in Züri.
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