I'm rather fond of spiders...Not joking :-) Most Swiss spiders are harmless, although some rather poisonous spiders have be known to nip over the border and settle down over here.
We sometimes get very large garden spiders with crosses on their backs. I have held some in my palm before, and they do not weigh anything, and some may try to promptly weave a web around your hand and wrist - a very sticky business :-)
I was very fortunate to come across a very beautiful St. Andrew's Cross spider on our garden wall, with its yellow and black stripes shining in the sun and the characteristic X-pattern woven into its web. I like to coax spiders (I am familiar with) onto my hand, but it's very important to return them to their webs for obvious reasons.
And finally, we get tiny spiders scuttling around the house. One of these little fellows actually came zooming down on a thread from the ceiling when I was in bed reading, and dangled happily over my book. I gave it a small prod with my finger, and it rushed ceiling-wards like lightning :-D
Briefly...Fascinating (and misunderstood) creatures, spiders ;-)