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Verbier, Switzerland Guide
Verbier Switzerland General Information
Verbier Switzerland General Information

Currency, Location, Passports and Visa, Tipping

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Verbier, Switzerland Facts

Switzerland is a small, landlocked country in the heart of Europe. Surrounding countries: Germany, France, Italy, Austria and Liechtenstein. 

Verbier is a village located in south-western Switzerland in the canton of Valais. It is a holiday resort and ski area in the Swiss Alps and is recognized as one of the premiere "off-piste" resorts in the world. Some areas are covered with snow all year.

Coordinates: 46.0961° N, 7.2286° E

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Language: French, German, Italian, Romansh

Capital City: Bern

Population: Verbier has 3000+ permanent residents. The number of residents can rise to 35,000 in the winter season. 

Time Zone: Standard Time zone is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time(GMT+2).

Currency:  Swiss Franc (CHF)

Credit cards are widely accepted throughout Switzerland. Those commonly used include Visa and MasterCard. 

Electrical Current: The standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. You can use your electric appliances in Switzerland, if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220 - 240 V (as is in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa).

For Switzerland there are two associated plug types, types C and J. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and plug type J is the plug which has three round pins.

Telephone code: Switzerland Country Code is  
Dialing internationally + 41 + area code + telephone
Dialing locally dial 0+ area code + local number

Switzerland Transportation:
Most guest find they do not need a car in Verbier. In Switzerland, road users drive on the right-hand side. If not regulated otherwise by traffic signs, priority to the right applies. In urban areas, as well as on rural roads you should show due consideration to pedestrians and cyclists.

Switzerland Gas Stations: You will find gas stations throughout the area.

WiFi/Computers: Most villas and resorts offer WiFi internet. 

Tipping –  
Restaurants: A service charge is typically added into your bill at restaurants in Switzerland.If this is the case, you do not need to leave an additional tip.However, if you are exceptionally happy with your service, you can round the bill to the nearest franc.

Spa: Spa services generally include an extra fee for gratuity.For this reason, it is not customary to tip extra.However, if you are exceptionally happy with your service, you can round the bill to the nearest franc.

Taxi: Typically, you are not expected to tip your taxi driver. However, a service charge may be added.Round up or add 5% if you are happy with your service or even more if you taxi driver has been exceptionally helpful.

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