Swiss town’s photo fines

This item appears on page 4 of the August 2017 issue.

Visitors caught taking photographs in the Alpine village of Bravuogn, or Bergün — located in Switzerland’s eastern canton of Graubünden — would be fined CHF5 (near $5), it was announced on May 30. Bravuogn officials said the fines were meant to keep people off of social media and make visiting the town a more pleasant experience. 

The village’s director of tourism admitted that it was unlikely anyone would actually be levied the fine.