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Switzerland is a country located in Western Europe. It was founded in 1291.
Switzerland Travel Guide
This local travel guide below will provide you with travel information & tips to plan your trip to Switzerland and find the best things to see, do and experience in Switzerland even before you arrive here.
History [Founded in 1291] • Capital [Berne] • Government [Federal Republic] • Currency [Swiss franc (CHF)] • Language [German(Official),French(Official), Italian(Official), Romansh(Official)] • Religion [Roman Catholic, Protestant, non-denominational, Muslims, Christian ] • Electricity [230V, 50Hz (Type J)] • Time Zone [UTC+1] • Country Code [+41] • Internet TLD [.ch] • Emergencies [Dial 117 for police, 118 for fire service, 144 for ambulance]
Events, Festivals and Holiday
– New Year’s Day, January 1, Fri
– Good Friday, March 25, Fri
– Labour Day, May 1, Sun
– Ascension Day, May 5, Thu
– National Day, August 1, Mon
– Christmas Day, December 25, Sun
Hotel – 1-2 CHF
Restaurant – No tipping expected.
Tour Guide – No tipping expected.
Taxi Driver – Fare will be rounded up.
Spas – No tipping expected.
Hair Dresser – No tipping expected.
Money & Duty Free
Swiss Franc: CHF with symbol : SFr = 100 cents
Swiss Franc Notes denominations(SFr): 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 1000
Swiss Franc Coin denominations(SFr): 1, 2, 5
Swiss Franc Coin denominations(cents ): 5, 10, 20, 50
MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, Visa are widely accepted in hotels, shops and restaurants. It is advisable to have more smaller US dollar notes for easy spending as locals prefer dollars.
ATMs are available in many places and accept cards from overseas banks such as MasterCard, Visa, Cirrus, Plus, Maestro.
Widely accepted. in Euros, Pounds Sterling or US Dollars
Mon to Fri: 0830-1630