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

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Hostel accommodation in Geneva

I'm struggling for choices of hostel accommodation in Geneva first weekend of December. between hostel world, hostel bookers, YHA and Hi hostels there are only four options under (only just under) ...
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changing entry and exit softer getting schengen visa [duplicate]

I am from India , got the schengen visa for 15 days for 3 countries one time entry visa,as my submitted itinerary to Switzerland consulate I have to enter from Rome ,offer 5 days to France for 2 days ...
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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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Schengen visa from Swiss embassy in Singapore [closed]

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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Schengan visa to switzerland [duplicate]

I have got a Schengen visa for Switzerland. Is it possible to travel in Lufthansa airlines from Doha? The route is: DOH-FRA-ZRH and ZRH-FRA-DOH
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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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Class C business Schengen VISA, visiting other Schengen countries on the same trip [duplicate]

I have a Schengen single entry class C Business VISA which I obtained from the Swiss embassy based in New York. It is valid for 25 days and I will be staying in Switzerland for 20 days. I came to ...
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How to Identify Trains in Austria and Switzerland?

Sometimes, it is desirable to identify a particular train rather than just finding any train that travels to a given destination. For instance, discounted train tickets in Germany are usually valid ...
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Advice on sights and travelling in Switzerland [closed]

Me and my boyfriend are going to Switzerland on August 8 to 23. We will be staying with friends in Geneva, but would like to travel around Switzerland. At the moment I am trying to plan our trips ...
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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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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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Travel to other Schengen countries from Germany [duplicate]

I'm from India, and i'm in Germany for work. I have my Visa valid for one year and I would like to understand if I can travel to some countries in Schengen region and Switzerland. The reason to ask ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I go to Germany with a Schengen visa from another country after failing to get a German 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 the German consulate twice and both times the application ...
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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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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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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, ...