Ten things foreigners do that make Swiss people feel really uncomfortable
Switzerland

Ten things foreigners do that make Swiss people feel really uncomfortable

From oversharing to talking about your income, here are ten sure-fire ways to make the Swiss feel awkward.

Swiss daily dilemmas: Can I flush my toilet at night?
Switzerland

Swiss daily dilemmas: Can I flush my toilet at night?

The Local’s readers: What Swedish habits do you inevitably pick up?
Sweden

The Local’s readers: What Swedish habits do you inevitably pick up?

How to post packages between Austria and the UK post-Brexit

How to post packages between Austria and the UK post-Brexit

Living in Switzerland: An expert’s guide on how to behave and what to expect
Switzerland

Living in Switzerland: An expert’s guide on how to behave and what to expect

Ten things Italians do that make foreigners feel awkward
Italy

Ten things Italians do that make foreigners feel awkward

German tourist caught smuggling lizards in his underwear
Germany

German tourist caught smuggling lizards in his underwear

Eight signs summer has arrived in Germany
Germany

Eight signs summer has arrived in Germany

Sweden forced to return 400,000 packages to China and other non-EU countries
Sweden

Sweden forced to return 400,000 packages to China and other non-EU countries

Sweden arrests record number of drugs smugglers
Sweden

Sweden arrests record number of drugs smugglers

Customs start nationwide raids against illegal employment
Germany

Customs start nationwide raids against illegal employment

Your cheap imports from China are about to get more expensive
Sweden

Your cheap imports from China are about to get more expensive

2017 was record year for cocaine seizures
Germany

2017 was record year for cocaine seizures

IN PICTURES: 12,000-year-old giant woolly mammoth skeleton to go on sale in France
France

IN PICTURES: 12,000-year-old giant woolly mammoth skeleton to go on sale in France

8 quirky German customs you might never have heard of
Germany

8 quirky German customs you might never have heard of

Drug smuggler caught at Munich Airport with 95 bags of cocaine in his stomach
Germany

Drug smuggler caught at Munich Airport with 95 bags of cocaine in his stomach

Ten brilliant Swiss traditions to experience this autumn
Switzerland

Ten brilliant Swiss traditions to experience this autumn

What you need to know about Switzerland’s Unspunnen, the world’s largest traditional festival
Switzerland

What you need to know about Switzerland’s Unspunnen, the world’s largest traditional festival

German customs seize largest ever haul of cocaine, worth €800 million
Germany

German customs seize largest ever haul of cocaine, worth €800 million

Here’s how to do the Italian cheek kiss
Italy

Here’s how to do the Italian cheek kiss

Customs in Frankfurt to destroy 35 tonnes of unsafe Fidget Spinners
Germany

Customs in Frankfurt to destroy 35 tonnes of unsafe Fidget Spinners

‘Care parcel’ of rotting snake heads and larvae denied entry to Germany
Germany

‘Care parcel’ of rotting snake heads and larvae denied entry to Germany

18-karat gold crown found in baggage at Düsseldorf airport
Germany

18-karat gold crown found in baggage at Düsseldorf airport

Norwegian customs get a Kinder surprise
Norway

Norwegian customs get a Kinder surprise

Handshaking row causes Swedish teacher to leave job
Sweden

Handshaking row causes Swedish teacher to leave job

France seizes 2,000 ‘dead and dehydrated’ seahorses
France

France seizes 2,000 ‘dead and dehydrated’ seahorses

Italian customs seize huge haul of Roman artefacts
Italy

Italian customs seize huge haul of Roman artefacts

Muslim man fired for not shaking women’s hands
Sweden

Muslim man fired for not shaking women’s hands

The 10 things you need to know about a German wedding
Germany

The 10 things you need to know about a German wedding

Five sure-fire ways to impress Germans with your manners
Germany

Five sure-fire ways to impress Germans with your manners

Ten unspoken rules for fitting in with the Swiss
Switzerland

Ten unspoken rules for fitting in with the Swiss

Tasers and ninja weapons seized by Swiss customs
Switzerland

Tasers and ninja weapons seized by Swiss customs

Electric razor causes Basel border point evacuation
Switzerland

Electric razor causes Basel border point evacuation

Customs seize ‘stinking’ ape skull from traveller’s luggage
Germany

Customs seize ‘stinking’ ape skull from traveller’s luggage

British comic rips apart the French greeting kiss
France

British comic rips apart the French greeting kiss

Do the French do Christmas better than Anglo countries?
France

Do the French do Christmas better than Anglo countries?

Rare wild goat trophies seized at Basel border
Switzerland

Rare wild goat trophies seized at Basel border

25,000 litres of fake tequila goes up in flames
Germany

25,000 litres of fake tequila goes up in flames

Long delays build up at borders with France
Switzerland

Long delays build up at borders with France

Norwegians jailed for smuggling fake valium
Norway

Norwegians jailed for smuggling fake valium

France to return 150 tortoises to Madagascar
France

France to return 150 tortoises to Madagascar

Rapper Snoop Dogg held by Italian customs
Italy

Rapper Snoop Dogg held by Italian customs

Brit arrested in Munich for meth smuggling
Germany

Brit arrested in Munich for meth smuggling

‘A tremendous boon for travel’: US ambassador
Sweden

‘A tremendous boon for travel’: US ambassador

Stockholm airport to get fast lane into US
Sweden

Stockholm airport to get fast lane into US

Swiss residents quaff less domestic wine
Switzerland

Swiss residents quaff less domestic wine

French cops find 21kg of coke in ‘tourist’ suitcase
France

French cops find 21kg of coke in ‘tourist’ suitcase

‘Change Schengen rules to catch Islamists’: Spain
Spain

‘Change Schengen rules to catch Islamists’: Spain

Rare baby tortoises found at Paris airport
France

Rare baby tortoises found at Paris airport

Woman smuggles kilo of cocaine in stomach
Germany

Woman smuggles kilo of cocaine in stomach

Munich customs find 200 dead birds in a suitcase
Germany

Munich customs find 200 dead birds in a suitcase

Snake smugglers caught by Swiss border guards
Switzerland

Snake smugglers caught by Swiss border guards

What the French find weird about Anglos
France

What the French find weird about Anglos

Italian police seize 20m ‘deadly’ loom bands
Italy

Italian police seize 20m ‘deadly’ loom bands

Ten French customs that confuse Anglos
France

Ten French customs that confuse Anglos

Ten of the oddest things found at border control
Germany

Ten of the oddest things found at border control

‘Dangerous’ (blow-up) crocs seized in France
France

‘Dangerous’ (blow-up) crocs seized in France

Smuggler hid 110,000 cigarettes in car
Germany

Smuggler hid 110,000 cigarettes in car

Customs claim success in crystal meth battle
Germany

Customs claim success in crystal meth battle

Customs fine man €15,000 for car mistake

Customs fine man €15,000 for car mistake

German fined €15,000 by Austrian customs
Austria

German fined €15,000 by Austrian customs

Customs seize record €2m of amphetamines
Germany

Customs seize record €2m of amphetamines

Geneva storage firm touts ‘largest wine cellar’
Switzerland

Geneva storage firm touts ‘largest wine cellar’

Customs seize falcon wearing Nazi SS hat
Germany

Customs seize falcon wearing Nazi SS hat

Ivory smugglers fail with sweet tooth lie
Germany

Ivory smugglers fail with sweet tooth lie

Customs find smuggled cash in every third car
Germany

Customs find smuggled cash in every third car

Elderly man taped €200,000 to his genitals
Germany

Elderly man taped €200,000 to his genitals

Bern backs away from duty-free wine proposal
Switzerland

Bern backs away from duty-free wine proposal

Brit held at Ticino border after dog sniffs coke
Switzerland

Brit held at Ticino border after dog sniffs coke

Puppies too young to travel rescued from truck
Germany

Puppies too young to travel rescued from truck

Heroin worth €21.5m found in tomato cans
Germany

Heroin worth €21.5m found in tomato cans

Customs seize 16 million cigarettes bound for UK
Germany

Customs seize 16 million cigarettes bound for UK

Poles caught smuggling onions into Norway
Norway

Poles caught smuggling onions into Norway

Giant cocaine haul found stashed in banana boxes
Norway

Giant cocaine haul found stashed in banana boxes

Smuggler swallowed 124 bags of drugs
Germany

Smuggler swallowed 124 bags of drugs

Italians nab senior with 200,000 francs at border
Switzerland

Italians nab senior with 200,000 francs at border

‘Mountain of synthetic cannabis’ hits Norway
Norway

‘Mountain of synthetic cannabis’ hits Norway

Top 10 signs you’ve gone native in Spain
Spain

Top 10 signs you’ve gone native in Spain

Ten tell-tale signs you’ve gone native in France
France

Ten tell-tale signs you’ve gone native in France

Surge in weapons seizures down to toy
Norway

Surge in weapons seizures down to toy

Bieber ‘should not get his monkey back’
Germany

Bieber ‘should not get his monkey back’

Chocolate – the cash smugglers’ choice
Germany

Chocolate – the cash smugglers’ choice

Top ten German customs and traditions
Germany

Top ten German customs and traditions

Westerwelle praises Danish border re-opening
Germany

Westerwelle praises Danish border re-opening

Man caught smuggling huge ‘blood diamond’ in Frankfurt
Germany

Man caught smuggling huge ‘blood diamond’ in Frankfurt

Retiree loses €20,000 in cash on autobahn
Germany

Retiree loses €20,000 in cash on autobahn

250 tonnes of illegal fireworks seized
Germany

250 tonnes of illegal fireworks seized

Drug mules arrested after belly x-rays
Germany

Drug mules arrested after belly x-rays

Colombian cocaine by mail earns Münster man 7 years prison
Germany

Colombian cocaine by mail earns Münster man 7 years prison

Customs allows more duty-free items in Germany
Germany

Customs allows more duty-free items in Germany

Maggot-infested monkey head found at Munich customs
Germany

Maggot-infested monkey head found at Munich customs

Student busted for Peruvian cocaine candy at Munich airport
Germany

Student busted for Peruvian cocaine candy at Munich airport

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Sweden

Record year for drugs seizures

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Sweden

Jens of Sweden faces smuggling charges

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Sweden

Swedish authorities seize hazardous refrigerators

French man with two asses surprises Swedish officials
Sweden

French man with two asses surprises Swedish officials

‘Ass man’ concludes his visit to Sweden
Sweden

‘Ass man’ concludes his visit to Sweden

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Sweden

Ten years following major opium bust

Customs employees given ‘pirated’ iPods for Christmas
Sweden

Customs employees given ‘pirated’ iPods for Christmas

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Sweden

Couple suspected of khat smuggling arrested in Malmö

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Sweden

Saab resumes production

Massive Viagra shipment seized by Swedish customs officals
Sweden

Massive Viagra shipment seized by Swedish customs officals

Smuggling charges dropped after birthday boy revealed drinks list
Sweden

Smuggling charges dropped after birthday boy revealed drinks list

Swedish customs crack cocaine gang plan
Sweden

Swedish customs crack cocaine gang plan

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Sweden

Charges filed in massive Swedish doping scandal

High figures for Swedish marijuana seizures
Sweden

High figures for Swedish marijuana seizures

Swedes launch campaign to dodge iPad duties
Sweden

Swedes launch campaign to dodge iPad duties

Money laundering on the rise in Sweden
Sweden

Money laundering on the rise in Sweden

Denmark resumes Sweden border controls
Sweden

Denmark resumes Sweden border controls

Customs row ‘a misunderstanding’: Danish minister
Sweden

Customs row ‘a misunderstanding’: Danish minister

Drug bust reveals poopy diaper surprise
Sweden

Drug bust reveals poopy diaper surprise

Suspected khat smuggler crashes after car chase
Sweden

Suspected khat smuggler crashes after car chase

Customs ‘not focused’ on weapons smuggling
Sweden

Customs ‘not focused’ on weapons smuggling

Whiplash-injured Swede loads crates of drink
Sweden

Whiplash-injured Swede loads crates of drink

Two men found with 90 kilogrammes of cannabis
Sweden

Two men found with 90 kilogrammes of cannabis

Star Wars fan strikes back over Lego letdown
Sweden

Star Wars fan strikes back over Lego letdown

Apps aim to ease Swiss customs duty calculation
Switzerland

Apps aim to ease Swiss customs duty calculation

Top ten tips: How to pass for a Parisian
France

Top ten tips: How to pass for a Parisian

Ten tips on French business etiquette
France

Ten tips on French business etiquette

Basel border guards nab meat smugglers
Switzerland

Basel border guards nab meat smugglers

Customs seize tear gas in lipsticks and lighters
Switzerland

Customs seize tear gas in lipsticks and lighters

Gran finds 25 kilos of cocaine in suitcase
France

Gran finds 25 kilos of cocaine in suitcase

German cook fined €300 in spud gun seizure
Switzerland

German cook fined €300 in spud gun seizure

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Switzerland

Frenchmen’s stun guns and masks fall foul of Swiss

Basel smuggler strapped baby croc to thigh
Switzerland

Basel smuggler strapped baby croc to thigh

Police make huge khat haul in Paris
France

Police make huge khat haul in Paris

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France

Bent French customs officers ‘caught with drug money’

Berlin blocks Bulgaria, Romania from Schengen
Germany

Berlin blocks Bulgaria, Romania from Schengen

Swiss-German border controls end Friday
Germany

Swiss-German border controls end Friday

Customs ‘uses GPS to spy on fuel tourists’
Sweden

Customs ‘uses GPS to spy on fuel tourists’