Until last Thursday, the last parking ticket I got was from the
Bostalsee (close to Saarbrücken). I simply forgot to pay. It would
have cost 2 Euros for the whole day, but even the parking ticket
was only an amazing 5 Euros (… and they paid 1,10 Euros to send it to me.)
But here in Switzerland, “the authorities” are not quite as lenient. While moving
some stuff to my new appartment, I parked my car outside our
building for about 20 minutes. I was not blocking any exit
or emergency access (but I admittedly parked on the
sidewalk where it was forbidden). 120 francs. About 70 Euros.
Welcome to Switzerland!