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More things you’ll never hear a Swiss person say

Swiss sayings and things you will never hear a Swiss person say

Are you ready for hilarious things you'll never hear a Swiss person say?

Because let me tell you, the Land of Cheese and Chocolate residents are proud of their beautiful country. They have a reputation for being reserved and polite, and they live up to that reputation in spades.

So, saying things against the environment, direct democracy, or - God forbid - Roger Federer would never cross a Swiss person's mind. The Swiss hold their traditions and national identity dear to their hearts, and any criticism of it is not something they would say out loud. There are some things you will never hear a Swiss person say.

For this fun listicle, we've put on our Wilhelm Tell hats to devise the most outrageous statements that would make any Swiss person's hair stand on end.

Sit back, grab a fondue fork, and get ready to laugh at these things you'll never hear a Swiss person say:

"Austria has great skiing." 😱

Skiing in Zell am See, Austria

"The EU is such a great idea; let's join it right away." 🇪🇺

"I appreciate it when foreigners correct my English grammar." 🙄

"Swiss German sounds ugly." 🙈

Swiss Icons - Swiss German Chuchichaeschtli

"The Röstigraben does not exist." 🥔

"And Heidi is just a figment of imagination." 👧

"Let's invite some strangers to our party." 😬

"I visit Jungfraujoch every year." 🏔️

Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

"And I always stock some Jungfrau air at home." 💨

Jungfrau Air

"I feel sorry for the cows wearing those noisy bells around their necks." 🐮

"I'd like to vote on more referendums." 🗳️

Swiss Voting Ballots

"I pay someone to clean my house." 🧹

"I prefer German sourdough bread over Swiss bread." 🇩🇪

Crunchy Swiss bread

"Insurance for my toaster? I don't need it." 😅

"I never carry cash." 🤑

Swiss 20 franc bills

"I'm sorry, but what was your name again?" 🤦

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Dimitri Burkhard

As the founder, editor, and community manager of Newly Swissed, Dimitri owns the strategic vision. He is passionate about storytelling and is a member of Swiss Travel Communicators. Dimitri loves discovering new trends and covers architecture, design, start-ups and tourism.


  • I say at least 4-5 of those sentences. Despite accordting to this article I apparently never say this as a Swiss.
    “I feel sorry for the cows that have to wear those noisy bells around their necks.” -> CHECK
    “I pay someone to clean my house.” -> CHECK
    “Insurance for my toaster? I don’t need it.” -> CHECK
    “I never carry cash.” -> CHECK
    “And I’m sorry, but what’s your name again?” -> CHECK

  • tried to subscribe to the newsletter, but get “cheating” return. ich bschiesse aber noed, choend Sie mir haelfe? !??

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