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Facts about Switzerland

  • Currency:
  • Swiss Franc
  • Language:
  • German, French , Italian
  • Electricity:
  • 230 V
  • Calling Code:
  • +423
  • Capital City:
  • Bern
  • Famous For:
  • N/A

Stuff to See and Do


What to See

The Matterhorn

Zermatt, Switzerland where to stay.
by Packardca about 10 years ago
Zermatt, Switzerland where to stay.

One of the places that I know I needed to see in Europe was the Matterhorn! I figured out where this was, and it was in Zermatt, Switzerland. I stayed at the International Youth Hostel there. Don't let the name fool you, because it is not only for the youth. It is a great place to stay for anyone of any age. Although Switzerland was quite expensive, and this hostel was a little pricy it helped in other areas of this trip here. With your fee you get room and half board. That means you get to eat breakfast and Supper here! With a breath taking view of the Matterhorn on your dorm window you will enjoy your stay. This place is not to be confused with the "Matterhorn Hostel."

Where to Party


An Excellent Party Planning Resource
by Mattfromtexas about 9 years ago

Like most everything in Switzerland, it's party scene is a well oiled machine. The website http://tillate.ch is your gateway to every single club event, live music, and even house party going on anywhere in the country. Incorporate it into your planning process. You can even go on there the next day to see photos taken by professional photographers who cameo the parties and take pictures of beautiful people.

Getting Around


Public Transport
by Jax2themax1 about 9 years ago

Switzerland is expensive, that's the obvious thing. However if you're planning on covering a lot of miles around the country especially Zurich and Bern which are quite far from Geneva; renting a car is actually cheaper! Yes it takes a little longer but it gives you much more freedom, privacy and comfort plus including fuel is more affordable than the train system.