A landlocked country in Western Europe. Switzerland's biggest and most important cities are Zurich, Berne, Geneva and Basel.

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Driving Through Austria, Liechtenstein & Switzerland

I am planning a road trip though Europe this summer. The car is registered in Ireland. Is there any documents I need to drive in the countries listed above. I am aware I need a sticker for the ...
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Can I withdraw CHF on a Mastercard pre loaded with euros?

I have a pre-loaded "travel wallet" Mastercard issued by a bank in South Africa. When I loaded it I specified an amount in euro and they issued me a different card for GBP. Can I use the euro card to ...
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I have a Schengen visa. What do I need to enter Switzerland if I drive through it to get to another country?

We shall be driving from Germany, through Switzerland to Italy. We may spend a night in Switzerland. I have a Schengen Visa (South African Passport)
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Is the water potable in Swiss mountain huts?

Swiss mountain huts often have running water (for toilets and handwashing), but usually signage that state the water is not potable for drinking. Is this sign for one's own benefit (and health), just ...
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What are the consequences of overstaying Schengen zone for 28 days in 90 days period with a valid visa for the next 3 months?

I'm a Russian citizen holding a Schengen visa valid from 01.08.14 till 31.07.15 For the period from 20.11.14 to 18.05.15 I overstayed for 28 days. The immigration officer at Swiss border hadn't ...
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schengen visa issued by French consulate in South Africa - free movement to Switzerland? [duplicate]

I am in France on a schengen tourism visa on my South African passport. My plans when I applied for the visa were to visit france, Germany and the Czech republic. Is there any reason why I would not ...
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Switzerland travel plan [closed]

I need some guidance on my travel plans. I have booked my return tickets from London to Geneva for August bank holiday. I'll have 3 complete days to visit place/places. After I booked, I realized ...
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Schengen visa from Swiss embassy from Singapore

I am an Indian citizen residing in Singapore. Me and my husband are planning to travel to Switzerland and i have my brother there who sponsors us. I work in a small company but I don't have any ...
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Butterfly Hunting in Montreux Switzerland

Later this summer, scores of literary mavens from all over the world will converge on Montreux Switzerland to celebrate Vladimir Nabokov's life and works. The anniversary of his death is 2nd July. ...
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What options are there if I want to visit Lucerne, after leaving Zurich traveling to Basel [closed]

We will be landing in Zurich spending one night, traveling through Lucerne then going to Basel for departure on a river cruise. I am planning on renting a car. Is that the most practical thing to do, ...
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From Switzerland to France

I am going from Israel to Grenoble, France. I can go via either the Geneva airport or the Lyon airport. The flight to Geneva is more convenient, but it is in another country. Are there any ...
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Transit visa requirement for Kenya citizen going trough Switzerland to US [duplicate]

I am Kenyan going to U.S do I need transit visa in Switzerland?
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Can a Schengen Visa be refused because the photograph is too old?

I submitted a Schengen visa application today. The receptionist who accepted my application called me later stating that my photo is more than 6 months old and I need to submit a new photo today. I ...
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Can a US citizen entering the EU in Germany travel through Switzerland without further ado?

My girlfriend is a U.S. citizen and I'm taking her on a trip through Germany (I'm German). She will enter the EU at Frankfurt airport as a tourist. During our trip, we want to go to Lake Constance, ...
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Best place to buy Swiss Francs using US dollar [duplicate]

I will be going to Switzerland soon, and will need Swiss Francs before I leave. Where can I bet the best rate to buy Swiss Francs? I live in SF Bay Area.
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How happily will taxis cross the triple-point borders around Basel?

I am looking at travelling to Basel, Switzerland early next week (Tuesday). It would appear that hotels are very hard to come by at a reasonable price, so I am looking at staying in Mulhouse in nearby ...
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Are there any power outlets and Wi-Fi hotspots on the Zurich-Milan train?

I'm wondering if there are power outlets on the SBB Zurich-Milan train. The SBB page on the topic says: "Depending on the route and train type, you can enjoy the following services during your ...
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US Visa in Switzerland

I am a Nigerian and have been in Geneva for almost 3months. My visa will be expiring on the 25th this Month and I plan to leave on the 24th. There is a conference i am planning to attend on the 9th ...
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Where I can make chocolates in Switzerland

I'm going with my wife to Europe from 27/March until 15/April and we are looking for some good place where we will can make the true/traditional Swiss Chocolate. Some course or workshop for a short ...
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Behind the scenes tours in Zürich

I usually enjoy visiting behind the scenes tours in factories, waterworks, water towers, industrial areas, airports, libraries, hotels, abandoned basements, caves or just closed old buildings etc. I ...
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Calling within Europe

I am traveling this spring in Switzerland, France and Italy. I want to be able to make just a handful of local calls in each country. I will NOT be using my American cellphone to call the United ...
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Switzerland's Customs: Will they accept items from TCM (Chinese Medicine)?

Chinese Medicine (or Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM for short) is mostly made up of herbal stuff made-up of: Wikipedia: TCM Herbal Medicine dried plant(s) dried animal parts herbs plant elements ...
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Leave Zurich Airport during a long layover [duplicate]

I am traveling from San Francisco to Mumbai via Zurich Airport, where I have 18hrs halt. I have an Indian Passport and a valid US F1 visa. Can I leave the airport and do some sightseeing in ...
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Money Exchange (CHF to USD) in Switzerland, Canada or in the USA? [duplicate]

I want to buy US dollar with swiss francs. I have the opportunity to make this change in Switzerland (Geneva), in the USA (Seattle) or in Canada (Vancouver). Where will I likely get the best change? ...
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How much cash per person may we bring from South Africa to Switzerland?

When travelling from South Africa To Switzerland as a family of 6, what is the amount of cash as a family we are allowed to take on us?
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Winter tyres in France, Germany, and Switzerland

I'm planning a car trip on the board of Germany, France and Switzerland. What is the best place to rent a car? I think is an obligation to have special tires in Germany but not in France. If I rent ...
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Can a US citizen leave the airport briefly while transiting through Zurich?

I am a US citizen with a US passport, traveling to Mumbai through Zurich. Indian travel visas have already been obtained. The return flight has an extended layover for a few hours, and my wife and I ...
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Can I get citizenship and passport while in the EU without expiring visa? [closed]

Currently in the process of applying for an Italian citizenship. We're having trouble because it seems there is a fault in the system and we have no way to know if we're registed or not, if it got ...
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A website that would find me a train from Basel (Switzerland) to any city, and then to Berlin for the lowest cost

I'm meeting someone in Berlin 2 days after I finish my university courses of an exchange program in Switzerland near Basel. I'd like to visit another city before getting to Berlin. I'd like to see a ...
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Eating cat meat as a tourist in Switzerland

I've read that cat meat is eaten in Switzerland. Stop eating cats and dogs say animal rights campaigners in Switzerland cites an animal rights activist saying that it's not legal to sell cat meat ...
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From Italy to Austria during winter, by car

In the first week of January, my family are going to travel from Milan (Italy) to Innsbruck (Austria), then to Munich (Germany) and finally back to Milan (maybe via Switzerland). All the hotels are ...
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What sort of clothing should I pack for a trip to Geneva in late October?

I will be visiting Geneva for a conference in the last week in October. I was wondering what sort of clothing I should pack for the weather, and also so I don't scream "tourist." I would like to fit ...
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Isn't it a transit visa not required for a Filipino in Zurich airport travelling to Dublin? [duplicate]

Please confirm. I am not required to have an airport transit visa in Zurich when travelling to Dublin from the Philippines. I am holding a Philippine passport. Layover is less than 4 hours.
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Where should I change Swiss Francs to USD to get the best exchange rate?

I am planning a trip to a conference to Switzerland, and my airfare will be reimbursed to me when I arrive there. They will be reimbursing me in Swiss Francs. I want to get a good exchange rate. Is ...
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Withdrawing a Schengen visa (business class) application

I recently applied for a business Schengen visa to Switzerland (from India). However my visa approval is delayed and the purpose of the trip, which was to attend some crucial meetings, is not ...
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Extension of Schengen Visa [duplicate]

I am visiting my sister in Switzerland, my visa type C, my duration of stay 32 days for 30/Aug to 1/Oct. I want to extend my stay 10 days more, is it possible? And if I can, where should I go to? ...
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Visa fee for Swiss visa in London

I am an Indian, residing in UK, planning to visit Switzerland. I see that there are two places in London where you can apply for the visa VFS Application Center, The Battleship Building, 179 Harrow ...
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Which side of Lyria train to sit on from Paris to Geneva?

We're traveling from Paris to Geneva on the Lyria. Is there a more scenic side to sit on? Does upper or lower level have any impact on view? We're going first class. We'd very much like Club2 seating ...
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Extension of Schengen Visa (within 90 days)

I am currently working in Switzerland on work permit and my parents obtained a Schengen Visa for travel which has a validity of 90 days. In the visa, the duration of stay is mentioned to be 55 days - ...
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Can I extend my 30 days Schengen visa in Switzerland?

I am Filipina and I'm in Switzerland right now together with my sponsored, and my 30 days Schengen visa for housemaid will going to expire on Aug 25 '2014, Can I extend my visa till 31 of Aug 2014 ...
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Requirements for entering Switzerland [closed]

Currently I'm studying in Poland and I have the following visa: Visa for Etats Schengen Type C Single entry Remarks: Ecole/ Etudes R/PL VIS The visa was issued by the Swiss embassy. My question ...
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How much time should I allow for getting a Swiss Railways “Junior Travelcard” at Zurich Airport?

We are spending a week in Switzerland in August with our 9-yr-old daughter. If we get a Swiss Railways “Junior Travelcard” for her for 30 CHF, she can travel with us on the train for free (vs. 1/2 ...
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Stay close to nature with daily access to Zurich

In a multi-destination holiday around Europe, Zurich is in my way, and I wish to stay in Switzerland for 3-4 days. However, accommodation in Zurich is quite expensive, and also I wish to enjoy the ...
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Use of unused Schengen visa to travel to Switzerland

I am Indian national residing in UK and have been issued Schengen visa by Norway Embassy which is Type 'C', multiple entry and expires on 21st oct 2014. Unfortunately I have never used this visa to ...
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How could a Washington registered car travel to Zürich?

About three months ago, I went to Switzerland from Germany by car. And when I parked the car in Zürich, I realized that the car (BMW Coupe 3er) that parked beside my car had a non-EU registration ...
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Swiss customs: necessary when travelling from France to USA via GVA?

I'm a USian planning a summer trip to France. I've already bought my tickets to arrive in Nice and leave from Geneva. I will be travelling thru France mostly via car which I plan on returning to the ...
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Traveling without residence card to Switzerland

I am a St. Lucia national living in St.Lucia. I am married to a Swiss national. I obtained my Swiss resident card 2 years ago and it expires in 2015. I left Switzerland last year to tend to a family ...
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Renting a car from Milan to Switzerland

I would like to rent a car from Milan to Switzerland. Do we need to add on the border car pass or highway pass separately or the car rental suppose to be all inclusive?
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Documents to carry for Europe vacation travel [duplicate]

I'll be traveling to Europe from India for 7-8 days… I am planning to visit France/Switzerland/Italy/Austria/Liechtenstein Paris is the first stop in Europe. This being my first international visit, ...
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SIM card on arrival in Europe (Paris) [closed]

I'll be travelling from India to Europe (starting with Paris) Can I get a SIM card from the Paris airport? If yes, what are the documents required? Is just the passport/visa copy enough? Which is the ...