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

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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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Is Mount Pilatus worth visiting in winter?

I'm going to be in Luzern in late February for a couple of days and a friend suggested visiting Mount Pilatus and going up to the summit. He visited in summer and it looked amazing, however is it ...
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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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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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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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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?
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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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Do I need a transit visa in Zurich on the way to India?

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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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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Are there other airport worth considering if you are flying to Basel/Mulhouse?

I need to fly to Basel (CH) soon. I have checked fares to Basel/Mulhouse from Brussels. The fares are ridiculous expensive (>900 Euro for an 1 hour flight). I can take the night train, but before ...
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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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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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Advice on a road trip to Dolomites [closed]

This year, at the beginning of September, I am planning a road trip with my GF. The plan is to visit some sites in the Dolomites, Italy. Also, I would like to visit Franz Josef Hohe (I was there once ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How important is it to obtain Swiss Francs before arriving in Switzerland?

I am going on a Topdeck European bus tour that is passing through 20 countries. During the trip, we pass through many countries that don't use the Euro, such as Poland - which uses the Zloty or the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Renting a van out of Geneva airport

I need to rent a 7-passenger van starting Aug 3rd at the Geneva airport (either Swiss or French side). The usual international car rental companies either don't have availability or have ridiculously ...
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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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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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Can I visit neighboring countries while in Basel, Switzerland?

I will be traveling to Basel, Switzerland in June and will be staying there for approximately 1 week. While there, am I free to visit neighboring Germany and France freely?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lockers at train station Hardbrücke in Zürich?

I'm going to Zürich, Hardbrücke tomorrow evening. I have a big suitcase with me which I don't want to carry all along. So I want to place it in a locker. In the Internet I can't find any information ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Visa processing speed: VFS vs Embassy

I am applying for a Schengen Visa for Switzerland at London. To submit my application, I can choose to go to the VFS Visa Application Centre or the Embassy of Switzerland directly. I wonder which ...
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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.