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

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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 ...
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ATM charge in Euros or Swiss Francs

I am from the Netherlands and I recently went to Switzerland. When withdrawing Swiss Francs from an ATM I got the option in which currency I wanted to charge the money on my account, Francs or Euros. ...
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Getting a passport stamp while walking across a EU border

So I have three different types of passport stamps from my EU travels. One for flying into Frankfurt, one for taking the Eurostar from London to Paris and one for taking a ferry from Dover to Calais. ...
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What kind of power plug adapter do I need in Argentina and Chile?

I'm going to Argentina and Chile and have a couple of electronic devices I want to charge. I have Swiss plugs consisting of two bolts: What kind of adapter should I pack for Argentina and Chile?
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Does a Swiss Pass entitle me to any discounts when leaving Switzerland?

The Swiss Pass entitles foreign travellers to unlimited travel in Switzerland, including the Bernina Express to my surprise (it does not include the small seat reservation fee). Given that travels ...
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Where can I find information on the “themed trail” in Lauterbrunnen Valley?

I found mention of an interesting walking trail on the Switzerland tourism site: UNESCO world heritage themed trail in the depths of the Lauterbrunnen Valley, the first themed trail in the ...
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City centre of Lucerne in Google map

I am struggling to find the city centre of Lucerne, Switzerland in Google maps, and how far is it from Lucerne rail station. I cannot spot the city centre of Lucerne in Google maps. Actually I am ...
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Passport pages full of stamps + valid Schengen visa

Can I enter Switzerland with a multiple entry visa issued by the French embassy and with no blank page on my passport ?
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Do I need a transit visa in Zurich on the way to India? [duplicate]

I am travelling from US to India, with an Indian passport but expired F1 visa and going there to get my H1B visa stamping. I have a stop at Zurich for 2 hours while flying to India. Do I need a ...
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Touring the Large Hadron Collider [duplicate]

Any ideas as to how one might go about getting a tour of the Large Hadron Collider?
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Will I be granted a Swiss reunification Visa after I was refused a student visa?

I applied for a Swiss student's visa as a means to go and meet my fiance (we are both Cameroonians) but was refused as I come from a risk country (Cameroon). The reason for refusal was that they were ...
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How to dress suitably for Jungfrau mountain sightseeing trip?

I have planned to travel sightseeing at Jungfrau mountain in Switzerland. Since I have checked with many weather forecast website on my trip date, they said the weather probably be cloudy, partly ...
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Do I need seperate visas for travelling via Munich to Geneva, if I already have a Schengen visa? [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen and I'll be travelling from New Delhi to Geneva via Munich. I have already applied for a Schengen visa, do I require a seperate visa for Germany?
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Do I need airport transit visa to change planes in Zurich? [duplicate]

I am Ethiopian passport holder and now I am a student in Israel. I am going to US for conference and I want to pass via Zurich. I have valid visa of both Israel and US. Do I need airport transit visa ...
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Apply for a Swiss working visa after entering with Schengen [closed]

I was accepted for a PhD research to Switzerland. As far as I know the visa/permit process looks like this: Apply for a long-time visa. Receive some sort of short visa to enter Switzerland. Go to ...
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If I have a visitor visa for Switzerland (Schengen visa), can I visit France? [duplicate]

I'm an Indian citizen and I have got a UK visitor visa. I hope to travel to France for 4 days, however we were not able to get an appointment. So now we are planning to get a visa for Switzerland ...
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Is the drive from Milan to Zurich considered difficult, generally?

I am travelling from Milan, Italy to Zurich, Switzerland and would like to drive, but I'm not sure how difficult the drive would be. Would someone be able to describe what it's like - the terrain, ...
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Where to enter with Schengen Visa

I have to travel to Germany and Switzerland for business purpose. I have already been here 2 years ago. I have applied for business Visa to German consulate twice and both times the application got ...
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Is it necessary to book trains in the Jungfrau region?

Information I will be staying in Interlaken with 4 whole days to kill from the 25th of this month. I would like to do some hiking in the region. For example, getting day-return train tickets to ...
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How to take my bike from Germany and/or France to Switzerland?

This summer I want to take my bike from Germany and/or France in the area around Cologne to Switzerland in the area around Zurich. For this purpose, I have a couple of things I want to make sure ...
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Are there any roads I'm not allowed to ride my bicycle on in Switzerland?

I'm in Switzerland for the summer doing some cycling. I'm wondering: Can I ride all the roads in Switzerland except for the autobahn? For instance, between Bern and Fribourg, there's a major road ...
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What type of visa is required for a PhD interview visit to Switzerland?

I am applying to join a research group in a school in Switzerland and after the first round of interviews, I have been invited by the university in Zurich for an in-person interview so that I can meet ...
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Summer skiing in europe [duplicate]

I want to learn skiing and wanted to go this summer while I am in Europe. I have searched a few places like this but could not find a definitive answer. I would like to go in month of July (around the ...
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Using 1000 CHF notes in Switzerland?

While travelling to Switzerland, I am getting only 1000 franc notes in my country. Should I take the 1000 franc note, or change euros to francs in Switzerland itself? Is it easy to get change for a ...
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What rail cards / passes / discounts should visitors to Switzerland be aware of

Yesterday, I took a train from Zurich to Engelberg, and bought a ticket from a ticket machine at the station for the journey. I was running a bit late for the train, so there wasn't time to queue up ...
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How punctual are Swiss trains?

Yesterday, I was on a Swiss train that was 10 minutes late. I thought perhaps it was the end of the world ... The Swiss railways have a reputation for being very punctual (the joke being you can set ...
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What is the fastest way from Zurich to Eindhoven, by public transport?

I'm looking for the fastest way using the normal public transport options (plane, train, etc.) from Zurich to Eindhoven in Autumn. Flying seems not really to be a option since there seem to be no ...
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Do any of the ski resorts near Zurich offer late season (May) skiing?

While none of the hills in and around Zurich offer skiing (though they do make for nice walks in the snow), I'm told that there are several good ski resorts within 2 hours by train / train+bus of the ...
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How do I know which Visa Type I need to visit Switzerland?

I'm currently in the hiring process with a company based in Switzerland. I will be working remotely from the US but they want me to go to their headquarters to get to know the team/work together/etc.. ...
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Train from Zurich to Vienna - anything to look out for?

I will be soon be travelling by train from Zurich to Vienna, with 8- and 5-year-old children. Obviously we will be packing 'things to do', but are there any things along the way we should be ...
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Can I get from Basel to Niesen Mountain by public transport?

I am traveling to Basel (Switzerland) this summer and wish to take a day-trip to the Niesen Mountain. Can I go there by public transport, how much would it cost?
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Can I take my bicycle into all German trains?

I want to take a train with my bicycle from somewhere in Germany to Switzerland. Concerning this, I have a couple of question that all go to the same direction: Can I take my bike in every train? Or ...
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Do I have to indicate all country visits on my Schengen Visa application?

We are an Indian couple and are applying for a Swiss visa for a 10 day personal leisure visit to Switzerland. We understand that we shall be given the 'Schengen' visa which is valid for a few other ...
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Visit to Switzerland by an Indian couple

We are an Indian couple and wish to apply for Switzerland visa. I understand that I can apply for a tourist visa after showing my confirmed return tickets and confirmed proof of accommodation in ...
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Visiting CERN in Switzerland

Is it possible to visit the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) as a tourist to Geneva? Are there any guided tours? Which parts can be seen?
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Looking for direct ship connection between Mainz and Lake Constance (Bodensee)

I would like to visit Kreuzlingen, Konstanz and the Napoleonmuseum. As they are all located at Lake Constance and I'm living in Mainz I think it's not a bad idea to spend some time and travel by ship. ...
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Single/Multiple entry Schengen Visa for visiting Italy and Croatia

I am from India, and I plan to visit Europe for a month. I will be starting with Switzerland, and then I plan to go to Croatia. If I have a single entry Schengen Visa, go to Croatia, will I be ...
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Is it true that a “dekoriert”-sign means that naked women are dancing?

During carnival in German-speaking Europe, there are a lot of bars that have a sign at the front door stating "dekoriert", which means decorated. However, when you go inside, there are no decorations ...
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Tax refund in stores that are not close to the border

I'm living in a border region, and every time I'm shopping abroad, I can fill out a form at the store, let the border officer sign it, go back to the store and get the sales tax back. Now I'm ...
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Paying for transportation with euros in Basel and EuroAirport

I will arrive at Basel EuroAirport and continue my trip in Switzerland. Is it possible to pay the bus fare in Euros to leave the airport on the Swiss side, or will I need to get Francs beforehand? ...
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Is a German BahnCard valid in Switzerland?

Deutsche Bahn offers a "BahnCard" which offers the holder a 25, 50, or 100% discount on Deutsche Bahn rail tickets. The wiki page mentions that, due to the "TEE Rail Alliance", the DB BahnCard 25 and ...
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Any late train from EuroAirport to Zurich?

In a few weeks, relatives will fly into Basel EuroAirport, with arrival time estimated at 9pm. From there, we are thinking about either a car rental or the train to reach Zurich. As the flight ...
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Does the hotel need to be fully prepaid before applying for a Swiss tourist visa?

I am an international student now studying in the UK, and I need a visa for traveling to Switzerland. The visa application requires a confirmed hotel reservation, but it hasn't mentioned what kind of ...
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What are possible traveling plan for Switzerland in December-end for 5 days from Paris? [closed]

I am planning to travel Switzerland in December-end for 5 days from Paris. Possible travel destinations may be starting from Geneva and ending to Zurich (including Laussanne, Interlaken, Berne, ...
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Avoiding tilting trains in Switzerland

I really don't like tilting trains, because I always feel slightly sick in there. With normal trains I don't have any problems at all. Unfortunately, there are a lot of tilting trains on the route ...
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Can I pay with Swiss Franc bills that are cut into pieces?

Is it possible to pay with a Swiss Francs bill that is cut into pieces in a Swiss store such as Migros or Coop?
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Website for budget hotels or hostels for Switzerland

I am planning to visit Switzerland at the end of the month. My preferred places of travel are Geneva or Bern. Could you suggest some online booking websites for budget hotels or hostels?