Thu. Jul 18th, 2024


Without a doubt, there are more patriotic countries than Switzerland.

After all, the idea behind the Helvetic Republic is a collaboration among alpine states, each having their own identity and coat of armor.

But yet, spotting the universally recognizable Swiss cross brings up emotions, and I don’t mean this in a patriotic way. It might be a in the shape of a Swiss flag on a mountain top or a Swiss cross on a cheese wrapper…

During these moments of discovery, I simply cannot resist grabbing the camera to snap a picture. When I reflect on why the Swiss cross has this magical draw, I think that it reminds me of ideals like Swiss quality, as well as very real things like Swiss chocolate.


With an advance homesickness warning to the Swiss abroad, here are 17 photographs of the iconic Swiss cross:

1. I loved this Swiss flag above the entrance to the cheese dairy at Musenalp, Canton Uri:

Musenalp Cheese Dairy, Canton Uri

2. On an immense cliff behind the alpine hut, another Swiss flag looks down on Musenalp:

Musenalp Cheese Dairy, Canton Uri

3. Down by Lake Lucerne, we caught this Swiss flag in the wind as the steamboat left the docks at “Treib”:

Thuyền hồ Lucerne tại ga Treib

4. As you may know, only boats and ships are allowed to display the nautical, rectangular Swiss flags. Here’s a steamer in Vevey on Lake Geneva:

Thuyền hơi nước trên Hồ Geneva tại Vevey

5. Swiss flag galore at Zürich Airport:

Máy bay Swiss Air Lines tại Sân bay ZRH

6. That feeling when you spot the Swiss flag when peeking out the airplane window…


Cửa sổ Swiss Air Lines View

7. The iconic Swiss cross is almost part of the brand of these Pilatus aircraft on a military airport:

Máy bay Pilatus tại Sân bay Dübendorf

8. Speaking of the military: does it surprise you to know that the official military chocolate comes with a Swiss cross on it?

Sôcôla quân sự Thụy Sĩ

9. On the Swiss National Holiday, bakeries will sell delicious “zopf” buns adorned with tiny Swiss flags:

Zopf Buns cho Ngày Quốc khánh Thụy Sĩ

10. And this Swiss flag “plays” an important part during a Schwyzerörgeli accordion concert:

Hòa nhạc Harmonica Ngày Quốc khánh Thụy Sĩ

11. During city holidays, Zürich decorates the Grossmünster towers with Swiss flags. Someone will actually climb up there to place the flags!

Tháp Grossmünster ở Zürich được trang trí bằng cờ Thụy Sĩ

12. This flag in Geneva against the snow covered mountains in the background is permanent:

Cảnh quan thành phố Geneva với đỉnh núi phủ đầy tuyết và cờ Thụy Sĩ

13. Bern’s old town with a number of flags, including a Swiss flag with a Bernese flag behind:

Cờ Thụy Sĩ vẫy ở Phố cổ Bern, Thụy Sĩ

14. Naturally, there are lots of Swiss flags inside the Swiss Parliament in Bern:

Cờ Thụy Sĩ tại Quốc hội Thụy Sĩ ở Bern


15. Most every peak in Switzerland displays the Swiss flag, such as here on the Brienzer Rothorn:

Nhà hàng Brienzer Rothorn với cờ Thụy Sĩ

16. We found this Swiss flag on Diavolezza in the Engadine at nearly 3000 meters above sea!

Cờ Thụy Sĩ trên sông băng Diavolezza

17. And among these traditional Valais huts in Zermatt, one very tall Swiss flag!

Cờ Thụy Sĩ trong một ngôi làng có tuyết phủ ở Valais, Thụy Sĩ

How do you feel when you spot a Swiss cross or a Swiss flag? Let us know in the comments!



By Liga