Jan 13, 2018 - 7:53 AM
in reply to rockoyster
The Swiss cross over the border into Germany in droves to shop at food stores such as Edeka and Kaufland in numerous places, including the aforementioned Konstanz and also at Waldshut, Laufenburg, Bad Säckingen, Rheinfelden, and even Lörrach. I have checked the parking lots in Waldshut and Laufenburg and have noticed that well over half of the vehicles have Swiss licence plates. Sometimes they load their vehicles with so much that I wonder where they fit in their kids. Similarly, over in France, most of the cars at Carrefour and Intermarché in Morteau are Swiss-registered, probably most from nearby La Chaux-de-Fonds. Pontarlier is a favoured grocery shopping city for some Neuchâtelois and also Vaudois. Not only are food prices lower in Germany and France, but Swiss shoppers can apply to be de-taxed (VAT) which further reduces the prices. By the way, the entry points to Switzerland from France are manned by Swiss douaniers but I just drive by them.