Road Signs in Switzerland

Pictorial road signs all across Europe are almost same with minute differences in color combinations and illustrations. Switzerland has four different languages, so the written parts on these road signs are different in different language region.

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Warning signs

Danger signs (Warning signs) are generally placed 150m-250m before the approaching danger. Warning signs are triangular with thick red border and white background. The actual warning is always illustrated in black color. This page contains all the road signs in Switzerland according to their serial numbers.

Dangerous curve to right
Sign 1.01

Dangerous curve to right

Dangerous curve to left
Sign 1.02

Dangerous curve to left

Dangerous curves, first to right
Sign 1.03

Dangerous curves, first to right

Dangerous curves, first to left
Sign 1.04

Dangerous curves, first to left

Slippery road
Sign 1.05

Slippery road

Uneven road
Sign 1.06

Uneven road

Road narrows on both sides
Sign 1.07

Road narrows on both sides

Road narrows from right side
Sign 1.08

Road narrows from right side

Road narrows from left side
Sign 1.09

Road narrows from left side

Steep hill downwards
Sign 1.10

Steep hill slop downwards, given with angle in degrees

Steep hill slop upwards
Sign 1.11

Steep hill slop upwards, given with angle in degrees

loose gravel
Sign 1.12

Be aware of loose chippings

Danger of Falling rocks
Sign 1.13

Danger of Falling rocks

construction works
Sign 1.14

Road works (construction works)

Level crossing with barriers
Sign 1.15

Level crossing with barriers

Level crossing without barriers
Sign 1.16

Level crossing without barriers

Be aware of tram / street car
Sign 1.18

Be aware of tram / streetcar

pedestrian crossing
Sign 1.22

Pedestrian crossing, stoping or parking with in 10 m of crosswalk is not allowed.

Be aware of children on the road
Sign 1.23

Be aware of children on the road

Animals may cross the road
Sign 1.24

Animals may cross the road

Sign 1.25

Domestic animals may cross the road.

Two-way traffic
Sign 1.26

Two-way traffic

Traffic signals ahead
Sign 1.27

Traffic signals ahead

General danger / warning sign
Sign 1.30

General danger / warning sign. A supplementary sign may explain the nature of danger / warning.

stau sign
Sign 1.31

Traffic jam

Radfahrer
Sign 1.32

Be aware of cyclists

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Regulatory signs

Regulatory signs can be "prohibitory signs" or "mandatory signs". Prohibitory signs are red and white circles while mandatory signs are blue circles. Both prohibitory signs and mandatory signs are canceled by black and white circular signs.

Entry prohibited sign
Sign 2.01

Closed to all vehicles in both directions

No entry sign
Sign 2.02

No entry. Bicycles can only be pushed.

No power-driven vehicles allowed except single-tracked motorcycles
Sign 2.03

No power-driven vehicles allowed except single-tracked motorcycles

No single-tracked motorcycles / mopeds allowed
Sign 2.04

No single-tracked motorcycles / mopeds allowed

No bicycles and motorbikes allowed
Sign 2.05

No bicycles and motorbikes. Pushing the bicycles and e-bikes is permitted if there is a pavement (e.g. in a tunnel or in an underpass) and motor is turned off.

Verbot für Motorfahrräder
Sign 2.06

No e-bikes. Other traffic such as cars, motorcycles, etc. allowed.

No trucks
Sign 2.07

No trucks

Verbot für Gesellschaftswagen
Sign 2.08

No omnibuses or buses allowed

Power-driven vehicles with a trailer are not allowed
Sign 2.09

Power-driven vehicles with a trailer are not allowed

Trucks with trailers not allowed
Sign 2.09.1

Trucks with trailers not allowed

No vehicles with dangerous cargo
Sign 2.10.1

No vehicles with dangerous cargo

No vehicles with water-polluting cargo
Sign 2.11

No vehicles with water-polluting cargo

animals are not allowed
Sign 2.12

Illustrated kind of animals are not allowed

No power-driven vehicles
Sign 2.13

No motor cycles and motor cars

No motor vehicles, motorcycles and motorbikes allowed.
Sign 2.14

No motor vehicles, motorcycles and motorbikes allowed. Bicycles / E-Bikes ~ 25km/h allowed. Bigger E-Bikes are only allowed when motor is switched off.

Pedestrians prohibited
Sign 2.15

Pedestrians prohibited

Skiing prohibited
Sign 2.15.1

Skiing prohibited

Tobogganing prohibited
Sign 2.15.2

Tobogganing prohibited

fahrzeug- ähnliche Geräte - Any kind of vehicle is not permitted
Sign 2.15.3

Any kind of vehicle is not permitted. Please see the footnotes for further explanation.

Highest allowed vehicle weight
Sign 2.16

Maximum allowed vehicle weight

Highest allowed single axle weight
Sign 2.17

Maximum allowed single axle weight of a vehile

Highest allowed width of vehicle
Sign 2.18

Maximum allowed width of vehicle

Maximum allowed height of vehicle
Sign 2.19

Maximum allowed height of vehicle

Maximum allowed length of vehicle
Sign 2.20

Maximum allowed length of vehicle

Maximum speed limit
Sign 2.30

Maximum speed limit

Sign

Maximum speed limit ("Generell" means "As a general rule" inside city limits)

Maximum speed limit (french)
Sign 2.30.1

Maximum speed limit (french)

Maximum speed limit (italian)
Sign 2.30.1

Maximum speed limit (italian)

Maximum speed limit (romansh)
Sign 2.30.1

Maximum speed limit (romansh)

Sign 2.31

Minimum mandatory required speed

Must turn right before the signboard
Sign 2.32

Mandatory driving direction. Must turn to right before the signboard

Must turn to left before the signboard
Sign 2.33

Mandatory driving direction. Must turn to left before the signboard

Prescribed drive direction around the obstacle
Sign 2.34

Prescribed drive direction around the obstacle. Drive from right of the obstacle.

Prescribed drive direction around the obstacle.
Sign 2.35

Prescribed drive direction around the obstacle. Drive from left of the obstacle.

Must drive straight ahead.
Sign 2.36

Mandatory driving direction. Must drive straight ahead.

Must turn to left after the signboard
Sign 2.37

Mandatory driving direction. Must turn to right after the signboard.

Must turn to left after the signboard
Sign 2.38

Mandatory driving direction. Must turn to left after the signboard.

Must turn to left or right
Sign 2.39

Mandatory driving directions. Must turn to left or right.

Mandatory driving directions. Must drive straight ahead or turn right.
Sign 2.40

Mandatory driving directions. Must drive straight ahead or turn right.

Mandatory driving directions. Must drive straight ahead or turn left.
Sign 2.41

Mandatory driving directions. Must drive straight ahead or turn left.

Roundabout
Sign 2.41.1

Roundabout

Mandatory direction of travel for vehicles with dangerous cargo.
Sign 2.41.2

Mandatory direction of travel for vehicles having dangerous cargo

No right turn
Sign 2.42

No right turn

No left turn
Sign 2.43

No left turn

No overtaking
Sign 2.44

No overtaking

No overtaking by lorries
Sign 2.45

No overtaking by trucks over 3.5 t

No U-turns
Sign 2.46

No U-turns allowed

Minimum distance between vehicles over 3.5 t
Sign 2.47

Minimum distance between vehicles over 3.5 t

Snow chains are mandatory
Sign 2.48

Snow chains are mandatory

No stop sign switzerland
Sign 2.49

No stopping or parking

No parking sign switzerland
Sign 2.50

No parking, short stop up to 3 minutes is allowed.

Sign 2.51

Customs department - stop

zoll sign switzerland
Sign 2.51

Customs department - stop (Italian)

police sign switzerland
Sign 2.52

Police - stop

End of earlier prescribed maximum speed limit, here 60 km/h
Sign 2.53

End of earlier prescribed maximum speed limit, here 60 km/h

End of general speed limit of 50 km/h
Sign 2.53.1

End of general speed limit of 50 km/h inside city limits.

End of minimum required speed
Sign 2.54

End of minimum required speed

End of overtaking restriction
Sign 2.55

End of overtaking restriction

End of overtaking by lorries restriction
Sign 2.56

End of overtaking by trucks restriction

End of a partial driving ban
Sign 2.56.1

End of a partial driving ban

Snow chains are no more mandatory
Sign 2.57

Snow chains are no more mandatory

End of previous restrictions
Sign 2.58

Free drive - End of previous restrictions

30 zone switzerland
Sign 2.59.1

Start of zone with maximum speed limit 30 km/h (Italian | Romansh)

Start of zone with maximum speed limit 30 km/h
Sign 2.59.1

Start of zone with maximum speed limit 30 km/h

Sign 2.59.2

End of 30 km/h speed zone

Sign 2.59.2

End of 30 km/h speed zone (Italian variation)

parking zone switzerland
Sign 2.59.1

Start of parking management zone. Parking in these areas is permitted on all streets with parking disc or voucher as indicated by additional sign.

Sign 2.59.1

Start of parking management zone. (Italian | Romansh)

Sign 2.59.2

End of parking management zone

End of parking management zone
Sign 2.59.2

End of parking management zone (Italian | Romansh)

Sign 2.59.1

Start of no parking zone in mentioned hours

Sign 2.59.2

End of area with no parking restriction

Start of pedestrian only area
Sign 2.59.3

Start of pedestrian only area

End of pedestrian only area
Sign 2.59.4

End of pedestrian only area

start of Traffic-Controlled Residential Area
Sign 2.59.5

Traffic-Controlled Residential Area. Here pedestrians and playing children have priority.

end of Traffic-Controlled Residential Area
Sign 2.59.6

End of traffic-Controlled Residential Area

Sign 2.60

Mandatory track for cyclists and E-bikes. Roller-skaters, skateboarders and pushing scooties are allowed if the sidewalk and footpath are missing.

End of cyclist,s track
Sign 2.60.1

End of cyclist,s track

Track only for horse riders
Sign 2.62

Mandatory track for horse riders

Mandatory track for cyclists and pedestrians (separate tracks)
Sign 2.63

Mandatory track for cyclists and pedestrians (separate tracks). Track is separated into two halves and each must use only its own side.

Mandatory track for cyclists and pedestrians (without separation)
Sign 2.63.1

Mandatory track for cyclists and pedestrians (without separation)

Exclusive bus lane
Sign 2.64

Exclusive bus lane

Mandatory electric signs
Sign 2.65

Mandatory electric signs

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Priority signs

stop sign switzerland
Sign 3.01

Mandatory stop and yield

No priority sign
Sign 3.02

No priority sign (must yield)

Priority road
Sign 3.03

Main road withPriority (vehicles coming from other roads must yield)

end of priority road
Sign 3.04

End of priority road

Main priority road crosses a non priority road
Sign 3.05

Main priority road crosses a non priority road

intersection with priority from left
Sign 3.06

Intersection with right before left rule

Oncoming traffic has priority
Sign 3.09

Oncoming traffic has priority

Oncoming traffic must yield
Sign 3.10

Right of way over oncoming traffic

Level crossing with double flashing lights
Sign 3.20

Level crossing with two flashing lights

Level crossing with a single light
Sign

Level crossing with a single light

st andrews cross showing level crossing location
Sign 3.22

St. Andrews cross showing level crossing location

St. Andrews cross (vertical) showing level crossing location
Sign 3.24

St. Andrews cross (vertical) showing level crossing location

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Informational / indicational signs

swiss autobahn sign
Sign 4.01

Autobahn (Motorway), contrary to German Autobahn, Swiss Autobahn has general speed limit of 120 km/h, applicable through out Switzerland.

End of Motorway
Sign 4.02

End of Motorway

Two lanes expressway
Sign 4.03

Two lanes expressway

End of Two lanes expressway
Sign 4.04

End of Two lanes expressway

Mountain post road
Sign 4.05

Mountain post road. A mountain post road is a special road in Switzerland. Swiss Post buses always have priority on these mountain post roads and may use the triad horn there.

End of mountain post road
Sign

End of mountain post road

Distance to the tunnel
Sign 4.07

Distance to the tunnel

Tunnel
Sign 4.07

Tunnel

One-way road
Sign 4.08

One-way road / street

One-way road / street with oncoming cyclists
Sign 4.08.1

One-way road / street with oncoming cyclists

Dead end
Sign 4.09

Dead end

Dead end with passage for cyclists and pedestrians
Sign 4.09.1

Dead end with passage for cyclists and pedestrians

Water protection areas
Sign 4.10

Water protection areas. Water protection areas are areas in which special prohibitions apply to protect water bodies from pollution.

Pedestrian crossing location
Sign 4.11

Pedestrian crossing. Posted right above a Pedestrian crossing.

Underpass for pedestrians
Sign 4.12

Underpass for pedestrians

Overpass for pedestrians
Sign 4.13

Overpass for pedestrians

spital sign
Sign 4.14

Hospital

Passing / overtaking place
Sign 4.15

Passing / overtaking place

Breakdown bay
Sign 4.16

Breakdown bay

Allowed parking
Sign 4.17

Allowed parking

Parking allowed with parking disc
Sign 4.18

Parking allowed with parking disc

Paid parking
Sign 4.19

Paid parking

Parking garage
Sign 4.21

Parking garage

Distance and direction of a parking lot
Sign 4.22

Distance and direction of a parking place

Guide for certain types of vehicles
Sign 4.23

Guide for certain types of vehicles (here trucks)

emergency track
Sign 4.24

Emergency track / path

Parking lot with connection to public transport
Sign 4.25

Park and ride (Parking lot with connection to public transport)

city name board
Sign 4.27

Indicates start of town / city / village on main road. Here, "Biel" or "Bienne" is the name of city in Switzerland.

Indicates end of town / city / village on main road
Sign 4.28

Indicates end of town / city / village on main road. Here in this example, Lyss is a municipality in the Seeland administrative district in the canton of Bern.

Start of town on side roads, Switzerland
Sign 4.29

Shows start of town / village on side road / secondary roads. Here, Maur is a municipality in the district of Uster in the canton of Zürich.

Sign 4.30

Shows end of town / village on side road / secondary roads. Here, Mönchaltorf is a municipality in the district of Uster in the canton of Zürich.

Sign 4.31

Direction sign to a destination via highway (motorway or expressway)

Direction sign to a destination via highway other than Autobahn
Sign 4.32

Direction sign to a destination via highway other than Autobahn

Direction sign to a destination via
Sign 4.33

Direction sign to a destination via secondary road or minor route

Detour guide sign
Sign 4.34

Detour guide to a destination

Detour guide without destination name
Sign 4.34.1

Detour guide without destination name

Direction's table
Sign 4.35

Direction's table. Here, Zürch straight ahead via main road. Basel to left, via Autobahn, and Luzern via local secondary road.

Direction table on main roads
Sign 4.36

Direction table on main roads

Direction table on secondary roads
Sign 4.37

Direction table on secondary roads / local roads

Direction indications with lane division on main roads
Sign 4.38

Direction indications with lane division on main roads

Direction indications with lane division on secondary roads
Sign 4.39

Direction indications with lane division on secondary roads

Direction indications with restrictions on a specific route
Sign 4.40

Direction indications with restrictions on a specific route

Lane direction information over multiple lanes main roads
Sign 4.41

Lane direction information over multiple lanes main roads. Here, this lane is the route to Bern and Lausanne via expressway then motorway.

Lane direction information over multiple lanes secondary roads
Sign 4.42

Lane direction information over multiple lanes secondary roads. Here, this lane is the route to Kehrsatz, then take expressway for Bern.

Direction indication for certain types of vehicles
Sign 4.45

Direction indication for certain types of vehicles (example trucks)

Local direction indication
Sign 4.46

Local direction indication (here, parking place at 300 m)

Direction indication to park and ride facility
Sign 4.46.1

Direction indication to park and ride facility

Camping site direction
Sign 4.47

Camping site direction

Signpost caravan site
Sign 4.48

Signpost for caravan

Direction to a company, firm, exibition or industrial facility
Sign 4.49

Direction to a company, firm, exibition or industrial facility

Direction indication - here, route for bicycles
Sign 4.50.1

Direction indication - here, route for bicycles (Martigny is the capital of the district of Martigny in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.)

route for Mountainbikes
Sign 4.50.3

Direction indication - here, route for Mountainbikes. (Alpsee is a lake in the Alpstein range of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden)

route for roller skates
Sign 4.50.4

Direction indicator - here, route for roller skates, skateboards, pushing scooties and similar equipment.

Direction indicator for particular types
Sign 4.50.6

Direction indicator for particular types

Direction indicator
Sign 4.50.5

Direction indicator

Indicating direction to a specific numbered route
Sign 4.51.1

Indicating direction to a specific numbered route

Direction indicator for a particular type
Sign 4.51.2

Direction indicator for a particular type

Route confirmation for a particular type
Sign 4.51.3

Route confirmation for a particular type

End of route of for a particular type
Sign 4.51.4

End of route of for a particular type

Traffic management / information
Sign 4.52

Traffic management / information

Diversions / detour information
Sign 4.53

Diversions / detour information

Information at the roundabout
Sign 4.54

Information at the roundabout

Branch road with danger point or traffic restriction
Sign 4.55

Branch road with particular danger point or traffic restriction

Number boards for European roads
Sign 4.56

Number boards for European roads

Number boards for main roads
Sign 4.57

Number boards for main roads

Number boards for Motorways (Swiss-Autobahn)
Sign 4.58

Number boards for Motorways (Swiss-Autobahn) and expressways

Number of the particular exit
Sign 4.59

Number of the particular exit

Number of the particular junction
Sign 4.59.1

Number of the particular junction

Information of upcoming exit
Sign 4.60

Information of upcoming exit

 Direction sign for an upcoming junction
Sign 4.61

Direction sign for an upcoming junction

Start of exit
Sign 4.62

Start of exit (here, exit to Niederbipp and Langenthal)

Exit sign in Switzerland
Sign 4.63

Exit sign in German ("Ausfahrt" means exit)

junction information
Sign 4.64

Lanes separation / junction information on motorway

Distance board
Sign 4.65

Distance board on motorway

Distance to upcoming Junction
Sign 4.66

Distance to upcoming Junction (here in 1500 m)

First information about upcoming Junction
Sign 4.67

First information about upcoming Junction

Second information about upcoming Junction
Sign 4.68

Second information about upcoming Junction

Direction to next emergency telefone
Sign 4.70

Direction to next emergency telefone

Distance to next police station
Sign 4.71

Distance to next police station ("Polizei" means police)

Kilometer board
Sign 4.72

Kilometer board. In case of emergency, services may ask about kilometer number / kilometer location. Here, its highway 2 and kilometer 220, also they may ask about the direction of travel.

Information about road conditions
Sign 4.75

Information about road conditions to a destination. Here, this board shows condition of road to "Furka pass".

Pre-information about a road condition
Sign 4.76

Pre-information about a road condition and special requirements for certain destinations. Here, road to Göschenen-Andermatt is open. To Gotthard, snow chains are required. Road to Furka is open and road to Oberalp is slippery.

Indicates lanes merging and separating
Sign 4.77

Indicates lanes merging and separating

lanes with certain restrictions
Sign 4.77.1

Indicates lanes with certain restrictions. Here, the right most lane has maximum speed limit of 80 km/h.

separation of the breakdown lane
Sign 4.77.2

Indicates separation of the breakdown lane. Only to be used in emergencies.

Camping site
Sign 4.79

Camping site

Caravan site
Sign 4.80

Caravan site

Telefone
Sign 4.81

Telefone

First aid
Sign 4.82

First aid

roadside assistance
Sign 4.83

Emergency road assistance

Gas station
Sign 4.84

Gas station / petrol station

hotel and motel
Sign 4.85

Hotel / Motel

Restaurant
Sign 4.86

Restaurant

refreshments
Sign 4.87

Refreshments

informations
Sign 4.88

Information service

youth hostel
Sign 4.89

Youth hostel

Radio traffic information.
Sign 4.90

Radio traffic information.

fire extinguishers
Sign 4.92

Fire extinguishers

General maximum speed limits
Sign 4.93

General maximum speed limits

Direction and distance to the nearest emergency exit
Sign 4.94

Direction and distance to the nearest emergency exit

Emergency exit
Sign 4.95

Emergency exit

distance sign
Sign 5.01

Distance sign

Direction and distance sign
Sign 5.02

Direction and distance sign

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