Jul 1, 2021 - 1:31 PM
in reply to luvmystang
I've lived in Switzerland for many years and so far I am not aware of any rules that prohibit you from carrying a knife while hiking. In fact, I think this is quite normal here. My 12-year old son is required to bring along a pocket knife (usually a multi-function Swiss Army knife) whenever he goes hiking with his class. So yes, not a problem as long as you're discreet with it and you keep it safe in your backpack all the time.
You can find practical hiking infos here: www.myswissalps.com/hiking