Switzerland practice, know


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Identity Card:
  • Capital Bern

  • Population : 8 million people

  • Constitution : Federal state < / span>

  • Language German, French, Italian, Romansh

  • Religion : Catholicism, Evangelical Reformed Church

    Entry requirements:
    • Visa : no, national identity card or passport valid .

    • Passport : no, national map proper identification .

      • Currency Swiss Franc (CHF)

      • Currency rates : 1 € = 1.21 CHF

      • Payment Cards : Most businesses accept credit cards and you can easily find distributors or Postomat ATMs everywhere .

      • Budget stay 1 week : The cost of living in Switzerland is higher than in the rest of Europe. So plan a large budget.

        • Restaurants
          Cheap : less than 10 € / person
          Average .: 15-25 € / person
          Premium . more than 40 € / person.

          • accommodation
            Cheap : less than 25 € / night (hostel)
            Average < / em>: 60-90 € / night
            Premium : more than 150 € / night


            How to get there?

            • plane Many airlines fly to Zurich, Geneva, Basel and Lugano. Most major French airports in Switzerland with very often direct flights. Low-cost airlines including Easy Jet and Helvetic provide regular flights to Geneva, Basel and Zurich from Paris and Nice

            • Train Due to its central location, Switzerland is a large railway junction, trains arriving in Switzerland from all over Europe. From France, several TGV depart daily towards Switzerland, especially from Paris, Avignon, Dijon and Nice.

              On site:

              • Car Due to its central position Switzerland has a dense road network, this small country has no less than 1638 km of motorways. Remember that the use of motorways is subject to payment of a fee, you need to buy a sticker and stick it on the windscreen, it costs about € 33.

              • boat : You can travel by boat on the major Swiss lakes, including the summer to check schedules and fares visit: www.cff.ch

              • train The Swiss rail network is excellent, trains are many, punctual and fast. Tickets can be purchased on board, but it costs 10 CHF more that if you buy a ticket office or online.

                • Vaccinations No mandatory vaccine .

                • Tips Think to bring the European Health Insurance Card, the request must be made to your insurance fund at least disease 15 days before departure.

                  • Pickpockets: Although 'is a very safe country, that does not preclude that there are always a few pickpockets. Do not let either of visible objects in the car. Emergency: 117.

                    • Climate The climate of Switzerland is varied, both natural, Mediterranean and Continental, all depends on location Where are you. The Mediterranean climate is more pronounced south of the Alps, this is where the winters are milder and where we find the own plant species in the Mediterranean fauna.

                    • Average temperatures 25 & deg; C in summer and 0 & deg; C in winter.

                    • Best time to reach : There really is no best time to travel to Switzerland, everything depends on what you intend to do about it, tours, business or winter sports?

                      Daily life:
                      • Time difference : UTC +1, no time difference with France .

                      • Electrical Outlets : 220V / 50Hz, European plug

                      • Calling code 00 41

                      • internet, wifi : Most cities have internet access WiFi (the majority pays). Many bars and cafes also have Wifi access. To note ; there are few cafes.

                      • Features Remember that in Switzerland, throw something on the street or cross a crosswalk when the pedestrian light is red is liable to a fine.