Generally, as Christmas approached, the Swiss were greeted by a Christmas tree while they were heading to Germany at the border post of the highway on the 39th. A5 motorway to Weil am Rhein. This will not be the case this year.
The reason for this decision was the suggestion of a citizen to install a Hanukkah lamp post near the tree, as the Badische Zeitung reported. As the competent authority, the Regional Council of Friborg has decided to no longer use this tree on the border with Switzerland. According to the authorities, traffic safety would therefore be taken into account.
It became clear to the authorities that such requests from religious communities could also be made on other holidays. "However, this would not be reconcilable with the duty of care and increasing demands for road safety, so for reasons of equal treatment, we decided not to install a Christmas tree," he says. in a press release published in the Baden newspaper
The border crossing of the Weil am Rhein motorway was once the only border crossing point in the Christmas tree area of responsibility, therefore the decision has no influence on the other border crossings And: a small Christmas tree or a lamp in the window customs would still be there