Switzerland Local Timezones



Visa Requirements

Even though Switzerland is not a member of the European Union, entry requirements are..

Travel Health

Switzerland is considered to be one of the worlds safest places to visit, with no endemic..

Local Currency

The currency of Switzerland is the Swiss franc (CHF), or Franken or franco, depending on..


Switzerland’s climate is temperate, with regional variations due to altitude. The..

Local Customs

Being surrounded by other European cultures, Switzerland has always had a diverse and..


Switzerland does not have its own language. Instead, there are four officially recognised..

Transport Options

There are three major international airports in Switzerland located in the major centres..

Travel Tips

Be aware that most shops in Switzerland will not open on Sunday due to employment..

Local Food

A wide range of products characterise Swiss food, with distinct regional variations..

Local Timezones

Switzerland is in the Central European Timezone, being one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean..

Dutyfree Limits

Visitors over the age of 17 from European countries may import the following items..

states of Switzerland

Geneva Information

Embedded between nearby Alpine peaks and the hilly terrain of the Jura, the French-speaking city of Geneva lies in the..


Local Timezones

Switzerland is in the Central European Timezone, being one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +1) in the winter months starting the last Sunday in October, and shifted forward one hour (GMT +2) in the summer months, starting on the last Sunday in March.

In Switzerland, electricity is supplied at 220V / 50Hz. Power outlets and plugs are of the three round pin J-type, although some two pin plugs may be compatible. If you plan on using your own electrical equipment with a different plug configuration and/or voltage rating in Switzerland, you may require a plug adaptor and possibly a power convertor as well. These can be purchased at most duty free shops and some convenience stores and are sometimes available at the reception desk of hotels.

Highlights of Switzerland

Zurich Information

Zürich is top for leisure and pleasure. Gentle hills, peaceful woods, the unpolluted lakes and rivers, picturesque..

Interlaken Information

Interlaken lies in the Bernese Oberland on an alluvial plain, between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. The vacation..

Lucerne Information

Lucerne, the gateway to central Switzerland, sited on Lake Lucerne, is embedded within an impressive mountainous..


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