Shaking hands in Switzerland is common: children learn it at school and it seems to be a regular feature of everyday life. But when is holding out your hand too much and when would it be a faux pas not to? What are the alternatives when you can't shake hands, for example during the Coronavirus outbreak? We'll run you through the hand-shaking dos and don'ts of Swiss culture!
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Notes on this episode of Swiss and Chips: your British Guide to Switzerland
- What to do if you don’t know whether to shake hands or not?
- Hand shake or kiss on the cheek?
- When shaking hands is a must
- An optional hand-shaking moment
- When to avoid shaking hands
- 'Der Schweizer Knigge', a well-known guide to Swiss etiquette (book in German)