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Trip to Switzerland

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About the country

Switzerland is blessed with all the bounties of nature. It is the most preferred tourist destination among all the countries in the world. The Alps region has a cold weather most of the times, where as the summers are warmer in the northern area. Visit Saas Fee to ski and snowboard. Dream of living in real life igloo can come true as many resorts, like Zermatt and St Moritz (which is a celebrity resort), had them built for their customers.

Culture

Italian, German and French are the official languages of Switzerland. Many English people can also be found here. Unwrapped flowers must be presented to the host to show appreciation. White asters and chrysanthemums flowers are reserved for funerals, so precaution must be taken when presenting flowers to others, even red roses are better avoided. One can move around in casuals but it is important to dress in warrant jackets and ties when attending social gatherings or when eating out at a fine restaurant. Swiss Franc is the currency used here.

Shopping

Switzerland is famous for its exotic chocolates, finest handmade clocks and luxury watches. Other specialties are embroidered linen, music boxes, wood carvings, Swiss cheese and Swiss army knives. Many shops remain close on Monday, so shopping should be avoided on that day. Since service charge is applied on all services, so tipping is an issue of free-will. 7.6% VAT is charged on all purchases made in Switzerland, which can be reclaimed later by asking for a global refund check, if the purchase crosses 400 CHF.

Electricity

The standard current used is 230 volts (AC) and 50 Hz.

Getting There

Swiss airline is the national airline of Switzerland, which connects to 71 destinations all over the world. Zurich is the most popular airport, located at a distance of 11km from the city. Every 15 minutes, trains shuttles passengers to their destination. Fly-Rail Luggage ticket can be bought if the passengers want to collect their luggage at the railways station rather than the airport. While leaving Switzerland, Fly-Rail Baggage service can be availed that enables passenger to check-in their luggage at the railway station itself. Other facilities provided here are duty free shops, banks, restaurants and car hire. Check out Geneva, Basle and Bern airport for offers.

Since weather conditions are worst during the winters, train is an efficient and cheaper option. They are also great if one wants to enjoy the scenic beauty of Switzerland. Swiss Pass can be purchased to visit most of the tourist attractions in Switzerland.

High quality roads are maintained here. Roads connect to Austria, Germany, Italy and France. But in winters things can get worse, so it is better to carry chains and snow tires. Cars should be kept to the right.

Duty Free Items

a) Visitors from European countries

200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco
2 liter of alcohol (up to 15 per cent) and 1liter of alcohol (over 15 per cent)

(b) Visitors from non-European countries

400 cigarettes or 100 cigars or 500g of tobacco
2liter of alcohol (up to 15 per cent) and 1liter of alcohol (over 15 per cent)

Meat items, narcotics and absinthe are strictly not permitted. Other items that come under the prohibited items list are firearms and animals.

 

 

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30 Thoughts on “Trip to Switzerland

  1. Eduardolc on January 6, 2014 at 7:20 am said:

    Switzerland is a very nice land with very nice nature

  2. its a nice place to travel

  3. Switzerland is a country very beutyful.

  4. wahidyossry on January 8, 2014 at 3:08 pm said:

    the most beautiful countries in the world , i hope to go there as soon as possible

  5. Nonaaaa on January 12, 2014 at 7:51 am said:

    i would really like to go there. It is so beautiful there, i will definetly buy my self a ticket and fly there as soon as possible!

  6. I like this place! When I have money, I will go here!

  7. I would really like to go there. It is so beautiful there, i will definetly buy my self a ticket and fly there as soon as possible!

  8. johnalyn jazmines on January 21, 2014 at 2:55 am said:

    this is such a wonderful place to visit. hope i could go there..:)

  9. Switzerland is a country very beutyful.

  10. remonc on January 23, 2014 at 4:42 pm said:

    lovely trips

  11. Martina Mandic on January 24, 2014 at 11:34 am said:

    Switzerland is a very nice, I would like to go there.

  12. Alexander on January 26, 2014 at 7:37 pm said:

    Switzerland is my dream.

  13. Kumar Pallav on February 13, 2014 at 1:55 pm said:

    Heaven on Earth

  14. Officeinform on February 18, 2014 at 5:35 pm said:

    Very interesting and useful information!

  15. wilsuj on March 3, 2014 at 4:16 am said:

    country is very beautiful and amazing

  16. April on March 3, 2014 at 5:58 am said:

    Have long dreamed of visiting this country!

  17. Prosenjit Mandal on March 21, 2014 at 8:53 am said:

    Switzerland is a beautiful country with enchanting natural beauties that won every heart.

  18. Pragun on March 23, 2014 at 7:11 am said:

    Very useful information about Switzerland. Loved to learn!

  19. Pragun on March 23, 2014 at 7:18 am said:

    very useful to me.., would be pleasure to visit there 🙂

  20. urdich on April 7, 2014 at 12:25 am said:

    this tips very useful, hope someday i can visit the country

  21. alicia ferrero on April 17, 2014 at 2:43 am said:

    I always dreamed to visit Switzerlad and this web site made me make up my mind and go on my next vacations!

  22. Switzerland is a very beautiful country.

  23. conrado sese on April 18, 2014 at 10:14 pm said:

    Switzerland is one of the countries i want to visit someday. It is a peaceful, clean stable place to live on.

  24. Rafiqul islam on April 30, 2014 at 8:13 am said:

    I would like to make my honeymoon to Switzerland. It’s a dream to me

  25. Sukhvinder Singh on May 21, 2014 at 12:36 pm said:

    Heaven on Earth, Switzerland is a beautiful country with natural beauties that won every heart.

  26. igors on May 23, 2014 at 8:16 pm said:

    this is my favorite country

  27. melisa on May 30, 2014 at 11:33 am said:

    I like this place,I would like to visit soon

  28. Vivek Agrawal on July 5, 2014 at 7:56 am said:

    The dream destination for all to travel.

  29. Ginuka on July 14, 2014 at 8:09 am said:

    Switzerland is a beautiful country with natural beauties.its a nice place to travel

  30. Minh Tu on July 15, 2014 at 1:42 am said:

    Switzerland is famous for watches and hotel management. Now their team is more famous after the 2014 World Cup

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