Thursday, January 10, 2013

Switzerland Travel Guide (7)

Is there another name for Switzerland ?
Yes, it is also called "Confoederatio Helvetica", thus the abbreviation "CH".

Can I pay with Euros in Switzerland ?
Switzerland is not part of the European Union and therefore the Euro is not an official currency. It is however widely accepted.

What is the Glacier Express?
The Glacier Express connects the mountain towns of Zermatt and St. Moritz and Davos, along one of Europe's most spectacular mountain railways. The journey takes about 8 hours, and passes through 91 tunnels and over 291 bridges with some breathtaking scenery.

What is the mobile network coverage like?
The Swisscom mobile network covers 99% of the inhabited parts of the country, so even in the mountain valleys, getting a signal should not be a problem.

What plug types are used?
The electricity used throughout Switzerland is 230 Volts (AC), 50 Hz. Most power sockets are designed for three pin round plugs and the standard continental type plug with two round pins can also be used. Adaptors are also available in most hotels.