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Zermatt, Switzerland Guide
Zermatt, Switzerland General Info
Zermatt, Switzerland General Info

Currency, Location, Passports and Visa, Tipping

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Zermatt, Switzerland Facts

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

Zematt in southern Switzerland’s Valais canton, is a mountain resort renowned for skiing, climbing and hiking. The town, at an elevation of around 1,600m, lies below the iconic, pyramid-shaped Matterhorn peak. Its main street, Bahnhofstrasse is lined with boutique shops, hotels and restaurants, and also has a lively après-ski scene. There are public outdoor rinks for ice-skating and curling

Coordinates: 46.0207° N, 7.7491° E

Visas Requirements: Please visit VisaHQ to determine Visa requirements for your country.

Language: German and English

Capital City: Bern

Population: Zermatt has approximately 5800 permanent residents. The number of residents can dramatically rise 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).

Type J or C plugs.

Telephone code: Switzerland Country Code is 41. Zermatt area code is 027. Dialing internationally + 41 + area code + telephone Dialing locally dial the seven-digit telephone number.   

Transportation: Zermatt is a car free zone.  Car-free Zermatt can be reached by train, taxi or helicopter. The train trip to Zermatt is an experience. Drivers park their private automobiles in a convenient parking garage in Täsch and continue for another 12 minutes by train.

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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