Switzerland

SUMMARY

Switzerland is stunningly beautiful. However, it is also incredibly expensive. There is a lot to do whether you visit a city or the countryside.

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Country #38 - Switzerland

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Must see

Walk around Zurich - it is a really unique town with amazing architecture and lots of churches as well as cute shops and restaurants

Lake Zurich - I walked along the lake for a bit and took a train along it as well. It is beautiful and right on the edge of town.

Zermatt - while I didn't visit this trip, a visit to Zermatt and the Matterhorn should be at the top of your list. It is such a cool thing to go up in a glacier and the town is very cute.

CURRENCY

The official currency is the Swiss franc, but I had no problem paying by credit card as well.

Local TRANSPORTATION

I walked throughout my time in Switzerland. I took a train from Zurich HB to Zürich Flughafen.

Hotel

  Hotel Kindli  has generously sponsored my stay in Zurich, Switzerland. Click  here  to read about my stay.

Hotel Kindli has generously sponsored my stay in Zurich, Switzerland. Click here to read about my stay.

international transportation

I took a train from Luxembourg to Mulhouse Ville and from Mulhouse Ville to Zurich HB. I took a train from Zurich HB to Sargans and a bus from Sargans, Bahnhof to Vaduz, Post. I took a bus back from Vaduz, Post to Sargans, Banhof and a train from Sargans to Zurich HB. I flew Swiss Airlines from Zürich (ZRH) to Nice (NCE).

FOOD

Switzerland has great food but it can be really expensive. 5CHF for a bottle of water was unfortunately common. I recommend that you stock up on cheaper water at a local grocery store. It is difficult to find inexpensive Fondue so I would only splurge if there are at least two people eating. A good substitute for one person is Raclette. I found relatively inexpensive Raclette at Raclette Factory in Zurich. I also had a spezial servelat sausage that was really tasty

PLUGS / ADAPTERS

Switzerland uses European plug types C and J.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

None for U.S. citizens. 

SAFETY

I felt very safe throughout my time in Switzerland.

SHOULD YOU VISIT?

Yes! Switzerland is a really expensive country so just be conscious of that. Travel is not too expensive, but food definitely is. It is possible to do Switzerland on a budget but it takes planning. It is an amazing country either way. Zermatt is a really cool town and I loved spending some time in Zurich this trip. I hope to go back in the future and visit Geneva.

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