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Welcome to Loo-zern (or the friendly public toilet project)

Due to financial difficulties within the town’s budget there have been significant delays in replacing or improving several public toilets many of which are currently closed, leaving the shopper and tourist having to make it all the way to the train station or head for Migros, Manor or Coop and use their toilets or buy a drink in order to use a bathroom.

To make things more pleasant for tourists and locals alike the town, the tourism office and the GastroRegioLuzern association decided to implement an idea that has already swept through Germany called “nette toilette” or friendly toilets, this means that several restaurants, bars and hotels are allowing people to use their toilets without having to pay for them or feel obligated to buy a drink.

They are: Brasserie Flore, Bar Capitol, Restaurant Pavarotti, Fondue Hotel Luzern, Hotel Falken, Hotel des Alpes, Hotel Rebstock, Restaurant Storchen, Restaurant Nix’s in der Lanterne, Wirtschaft zur Ente, Wirthaus Taube, Restaurant Unicum, Restaurant Lapin.

Here is a map with all the restaurants and the public toilets.

Charlie Hartmann is the managing director of the Livingin organisation which focuses on helping international residents connect, grow and thrive in Switzerland.