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mandyandandy said:
We were going next week, won't be anymore, thought you only needed one if using motorways but according to many web sites this is not so. See bottom question.
We went right through a section of Switzerland last year without one and around the edge of lake Geneva through borders a few times but never stopped and mostly unmanned borders.

http://www.tolltickets.com/country/swiss/vignette.aspx?lang=en-GB

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Good grief - that is a Swiss based site and they still can't get it right!
The Heavy Vehicle tax is not based on mileage as they say but only on the time the vehicle is in Switzerland.

It's simply really;

1. Vehicles up to 3500kg buy a vignette for CHF40, which lasts a year, but only if they want to use motorways.

2. Vehicles over 3500kg pay a Heavy Vehicle Tax for using any roads. Charges are CHF3.25 per day (minimum charge CHF25). For 10 days CHF32.50, for one month CHF58.50, for a year CHF650.

Mileage is unlimited and if you do the sums you will find the Swiss charges compare more than favourably with other countries.

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Its definitely worth seeing if its a nice day. The car park (the correct one) is from memory about €3 for 24 hours and is a pleasant spot.

You can get a boat right up to the falls if you wish or walk up to the top.

When we went in 2009 we went about half a mile down the Rhine to a bridge where people were surfing against the turbulent and fast flowing river with a bungie cord attached to the bridge. They were also jumping off.

I managed to jump off and have a swim but its not for the faint hearted (or crap swimmers for that matter).

Its a dead easy ride from Titisee but you will cross at Bagen. They didn't believe we were under 3.5 ton and weighed us at the weigh bridge behind the border control. We were just by 40Kg so didnt need any vignette.
 
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