14 unusual cat ladders we’ve spotted in Switzerland

Swiss cats have some guts! Most live outdoors - and when they want to come indoors, they first have to negotiate a scary cat ladder along the building...

Ready for a little thought experiment? Imagine for a moment that you were a regular Swiss tabby cat. Say you have just returned from mousing the nearby fields and wanted to present your bounty to your caretaker. The only thing separating you from that fourth floor apartment is a super long and steep ladder... Would you climb it?

The Swiss do love their (outdoor) cats, as is evident by the myriad of cat ladders attached to their houses and apartment buildings. Over the years, we have collected dozens of photographs, and here is a peek at our collection of Swiss cat ladders!

These cat ladders are still passable:

Scary cat ladders in Switzerland
Scary cat ladders in Switzerland
Scary cat ladders in Switzerland
 

They're getting higher and higher...

Scary cat ladders in Switzerland
Scary cat ladders in Switzerland
Scary cat ladders in Switzerland
Scary cat ladders in Switzerland
Scary cat ladders in Switzerland
Scary cat ladders in Switzerland
 

Is this cat ladder legal, though? Scary!

Scary cat ladders in Switzerland
 

Takes some guts!

Scary cat ladders in Switzerland
 

This one's not for cats with a height phobia...

Scary cat ladders in Switzerland
Scary cat ladders in Switzerland
 

This one at Limmathof Baden is from the category "freestyle"!

Scary cat ladders in Switzerland
 

And what in the world is this?!?

Scary cat ladders in Switzerland

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Dimitri Burkhard

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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 the Swiss Travelwriters Club.

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