Did You Know?
If you live in Switzerland in an apartment building, you mustn’t flush your toilet after 10 pm; if you’re a man, you also may not pee standing up after 10 pm – the tinkle is just too annoying for the neighbors.
A man may not relieve himself while standing up after 10 PM. Also, you are not supposed to flush the toilet after 10 PM.
Depending on an apartment building's posted rules, these basic actions may be prohibited. Although thanks to modern building techniques and proper insulation, the gushing sound of sewage or shower water has become less of an issue these days. Although there is no particular paragraph in Swiss law restricting tenants from these things, the Swiss Homeowners' Society (HEV) leaves it open to the owner to set those rules.