Peeing in Switzerland: Yep, Even This Will Cost Ya
Ryanair isn't the only one in love with the idea of pee fees; European train stations have elevated it from just an idea to a practice, installing many automatic pay bathrooms to serve the tens of thousands of travelers who pass through every day. One such station is the Zürich Hauptbahnhof in Switzerland, known as a hustley-bustley nexus for trains around the continent.
The pee fee area is hilariously named "McClean," though not associated with the Golden Arches in any way. It's a fancy pee station; there's also the option of taking a shower or just using a vanity to freshen up, although you have to pay extra, of course.
Switzerland is a notoriously expensive country to enjoy, and now that we've already freaked you out with the high price of Starbucks, let's see how much it costs to pee it out:
· Urinal: 1.50 CHF ($1.68)
· Toilet: 2 CHF ($2.24)
· Shower: 12 CHF ($13.42)
· Sink and mirror: 2 CHF
· Diaper change: 2 CHF
And when you're done? This lovely view of the spick-and-span station comes free: