18 Signs You Grew Up In Switzerland

Orderly, clean, and melted cheese is the national dish. In other words, heaven. Hopp Schwiiz!

1. “Do you speak Swiss?” elicits this response from you.

2. You have explained the Swiss governmental system to non-Swiss people and their response is usually the following.

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Cantons, one-year presidential terms, referendums on everything, neutrality… it’s a lot to take in.

3. Aug. 1 is the most wonderful day of the year.

4. The arrival of the Cirque Knie in your city was an event of epic proportions.

5. As a young child, you experienced the existential sadness of the Bern bear pit on a field trip.

6. Watching television in Schwyzerdütsch:

7. This was a totally normal section of the supermarket.

8. Titeuf was your guide through your tumultuous adolescent years.

9. You appreciate a well-designed bank note.

10. You have a thing for hard candy.

11. Your attitude toward snow could be described as “nonchalant.”

12. You’re used to seeing everything written in three different languages.

13. You know this is the only acceptable hot chocolate out there.

14. You know what the Röstigraben is.

15. You have yelled “Hopp Suisse” or “Hopp Schwiiz” unironically at a sporting event.

16. You’ve seen a lot of beautiful views, but nothing compares to this.

Stei Glacier, canton of Bern.

17. Or this.

Lavaux, canton of Vaud.

18. Or this. Hopp Suisse! Hopp Schwiiz! Hopp Svizzera! (OK you get it.)

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