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Travel Information Switzerland

 
 
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Plane   Swiss, the national air line takes off with Lufthansa into a new future. EasyJet offer flights too. Main airport is Zürich-Kloten, smaller ones are Euro-Airport Basel-Mulhouse or Geneva-Cointrin.
 
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Train & Bus   SBB, The national transportation company offers tickets to every destination and has a excellent online timetable. Check out their special offers for tourists!
 
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Car   Rent a car at Hertz, you find a route planner at map24.
 
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Shopping & Post office   Shops are generally open Mo-Fr 9-18.30 and Sa 9-16. Usually they accept credit cards. Post boxes are yellow. Post offices are open Mo-Fr 7.30-12 and 14-18, Sa 8-11.
 
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Customs   You can bring: 2 liter of alcohol below 15% and 1 liter above. 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tabacco. 50g of parfume or 250g eau de toilette.
 
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Money exchange   The swiss currency is the Swiss Franc (sFr). It can be bought at all banks, post offices, raileay stations and some exchange offices. Banks are open Mo-Fr 8.30-12 and 13.30-16.30.
 
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Media   The national TV stations are SF1 and SF2. The national radio station is DRS. DRS2 plays classic music, DRS3 pop&rock music. Weekly newspapers are Weltwoche or WOZ. The most important daily newspapers are Blick, Tagesanzeiger and NZZ. For news in english visit the website www.swissinfo.org.
 
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Phone   Dial 0041 to switzerland. The three mobile phone companies are Swisscom, Sunrise and Orange. Prepaid cards are avaiable for about 40.- sFr. Find a phone number at tel.search.ch.
 
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Weather   Swissmeteo has accurate weather information. Check this webcam for the actual weather in Basel.
 
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Emergency   Call 144 for ambulance, 117 for police, 118 for fire brigade and 1414 for the rescue helicopter.
     
Official holidays
Wikipedia
 
 
Facts
World Factbook - Switzerland
Switzerland in its diversity
 
Tourism
Official Swiss Tourism Site: myswitzerland.org
 
News & information services
Official swiss news site & free email: swissinfo.org
 
 
 
 
Webcam / weather in Switzerland
Webcam Basel, Geneva, Region Jungfrau, Interlaken, Locarno, Lucerne,
St. Moritz
, Zermatt, Zurich, choose area
Swissmeteo - Weather Basel - Webcam Basel
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Water
Switzerland seen from the water
by Beat Presser
 
 

 
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