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Switzerland Country Quickfacts

  • Great Minster in Zurich
  • Swiss souviners
  • Peaceful Countryside
  • National Bank Building in Bern
  • Rue du Marche is the main shopping street in Geneva
  • Oberhofen Castle on Lake Thun
Area:  41,285 km2
Capital: Berm (de facto)
Country Code: 41
Country Population: 8,211,700
Credit Cards: All major credit cards accepted in tourist areas: American Express, Visa, Master Card and Diners Club
Currency: Swiss Franc
Departure Tax: Included in your ticket
Drives on the: Right
Electricity: 230 V
Ethnic Groups: 

64% Swiss; 23% Resident foreigners (Italian, German, French)

Flag: Austrian Flag
Location:  Central Europe
Official Language(s): German; French, Italian, Romansh
Religion: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Unaffiliated
Time Zone: CET (UTC +1)
Tipping: Tipping is not expected but "rounding up" on a bill is common practice.


Switzerland Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Switzerland.

Learn about the history and culture of Switzerland, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Switzerland's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, and 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Switzerland for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Switzerland tours today!


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