What It's Like To Snowboard Behind An Airplane At Take-Off Speed

Jamie Barrow is known as Britain's fastest snowboarder, which makes him uniquely qualified to get towed by a 1,200 hp Pilatus PC-12 across the runway of the Engadin Airport in Switzerland. » 2/26/15 6:50pm 2/26/15 6:50pm

Europe's First Drive-Thru Brothel Apparently Working Out Great In Zürich

After one year of experimental operation, social services in Switzerland are calling the "sex drive-in" in Zürich "a success." They're saying it's allowed for better regulation of prostitution which in turn has made the situation safer for people on both ends of sexual transactions. » 9/02/14 2:33pm 9/02/14 2:33pm

Swiss Air Force Closes At Night, Won't Open To Intercept Hijacking

This week, an Ethiopian Airlines flight was hijacked by its own copilot who was seeking asylum in Switzerland. Italian and French fighter jets responded, but the Swiss didn't. And that's because the Swiss Air Force was closed. » 2/21/14 3:20pm 2/21/14 3:20pm

Swiss Trains Are Not Completely Punctual, Hell Also Freezes Over

Cover thy heads, mortals! Repent! Repent! That rumbling sound you hear drawing near is the four horsemen! For the apocalypse is upon us! The signs are all here, starting with the fact that Swiss trains only had an 87.5% on-time rate in 2013. » 1/12/14 6:43pm 1/12/14 6:43pm

How To Remove A Speed Camera Using A Streetcar

Today's lesson on how to remove a local speedcamera comes from the very pleasant city of Zurich back in 2008. The trick is simple: tie the camera to a streetcar and let the tram do all the work. » 10/28/13 1:45pm 10/28/13 1:45pm

Video: What's it's Like to Drive the Stelvio Pass in a Too-Big and…

Recently, Jalopnik's Travis Okulski got to drive Top Gear's former pick for "the best driving road in the world" in a Porsche Cayman S, and came away underwhelmed. Travis and I have discussed this in detail, and we have decided that the Sustenpass , Grimsel Pass, and the Fluelapass are the best roads in Switzerland,… » 10/04/13 12:29pm 10/04/13 12:29pm

So This Is What The Ultimate Sunday Drive Looks Like

The sun cutting through the leaves, crisp mountain air around you, and no traffic ahead on a beautiful road in the Swiss Alps. All at nearly 150 miles an hour. » 8/12/13 1:00pm 8/12/13 1:00pm

Head-On Train Crash Reported In Switzerland (Updating)

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This Hot Pink VW Camper Van Is Blowing My Mind, Man

Yesterday I found a video of a train driving through a flash mudslide in Switzerland ad the universal response to the video was, forget the train, check out that hot pink camper van! » 6/12/13 2:30pm 6/12/13 2:30pm

Train Plows Through Flash Mudslide Like It Don't Care

A train passing through the Broye district in Switzerland encountered a flash mudslide caused by heavy rains. Did the mud stop the train? Hell no! » 6/12/13 9:20am 6/12/13 9:20am

Greetings From Geneva!

Welcome to Switzerland! The sun is shining, the ice cream is shamelessly expensive, and Veyrons are all over the place. The Geneva Motor Show opens tomorrow for the press, so we still have some time to grab some baguettes for tonight. From Tuesday, we won't have time for food, only for cars. Talking of which...… » 3/04/13 12:00pm 3/04/13 12:00pm

Some Asshat Abandoned A Pristine $2 Million Supercar In A Swiss Parking…

The Koenigsegg Trevita is one of the fastest, rarest, and hardest-to-pronounce supercars in all the land. And with a price over $2 million, it's also one of the most expensive ever made. » 11/06/12 4:00pm 11/06/12 4:00pm

Rallying A $185,640 Vintage Corvette

Old Corvettes often live as hair plug transporters, rotting away in garages before the odd highway jaunt. One '69 Stingray, however, gets to storm the Swiss countryside very, very sideways. And you could drive it. » 7/06/12 1:00pm 7/06/12 1:00pm

This Swiss Mountain Is Our New Dream Garage

The architects at Peter Kunz Architektur have built our new our dream garage: five concrete cubes protruding from a Swiss mountainside. » 6/19/12 10:00am 6/19/12 10:00am

No, This Is Not An Action Movie Stunt

No, this is not an action-movie stunt. This is a BMW M5 Touring dangling off the side of a Swiss bridge this past weekend (link auf Deutsch) twenty feet above a highway after the overenthusiastic driver lost control and crashed. » 4/16/12 3:00pm 4/16/12 3:00pm

The Hyper-Aesthetic Car Crash Photos Of Arnold Odermatt

Working in the Swiss canton of Nidwalden for over 40 years as a police photographer, Arnold Odermatt created some of the most beautiful photos of car crashes. » 3/20/12 2:00pm 3/20/12 2:00pm

Swiss Man Installs Wood-Burning Stove In His Volvo

Pascal Prokop has his own solution for Switzerland's exceptionally cold winter: He built a wood-burning stove into the passenger seat of his 1990 Volvo 240 station wagon. » 2/13/12 3:00pm 2/13/12 3:00pm