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Switzerland is a dream come true, a heaven on earth, and words cannot describe its magnificent beauty. Having said that, the country is one of the most expensive countries in the whole world. Everyone wants to go for a Switzerland trip at least once in their lifetime no matter how much money they will have to spend.
Keeping the currency difference in mind, we have coupled some of the easy ways that will keep you happy and financial stress free during your Switzerland tour.
Off-season Trip is Cheaper
We all know that any tourist destination is costly in its peak season and so is the case with Switzerland. But, an off-season trip to this expensive country can save fortunes for sure!
Money in Switzerland
Switzerland accepts Swiss Franc (CHF) and 1CHF = 68.76INR and have literally high exchange rates. Hence, payments in Swiss Franc and not in foreign currencies is obviously a better option to keep yourself away from unnecessary expenses.
Rent an Apartment
If your plan to stay in Switzerland is for a week or more than that, renting an apartment is cheaper for sure. Accommodation in months except for July, August and late December to mid-March that is the off-season, is often cheaper. In fact, many tourists towns like Zermatt and St. Moritz also offer some budget accommodations.
Get a Swiss Pass
For a multi-city trip or the single-city trip to Switzerland, travelling by the Swiss Pass will save a good chunk of money. The pass offers unlimited travel on trains, buses and boats. Not only these, the Swiss Pass grants you free access to 480 Museums and also give discounts to other tourists attractions.
Do not Rent a Car
Many tourists often get mistaken that self-travelling is cheaper in Switzerland. But, the hidden reality is, think twice before renting a car because the car rent includes fuel costs and parking cost (in some cases) as well.
Eat on Budget
You can buy some fresh fruits or vegetables available in the local market and prepare your own meal as well. Or if you are not in a mood to cook, try some Migros and Coop supermarket restaurants that offer lunches and dinners for less.
Shop for Less
If you are travelling to Switzerland, everyone is expecting Swiss chocolates on your return! Yes, Swiss chocolates are considered the best in the world. So, buy some chocolate bars or other Swiss delicacies available in reasonable charges and forget about buying the fancy and expensive knives or watches
Enjoy Switzerland Cheese Being Made
Switzerland is famous for its cheeses and Affoltern is the place where you can see this world-class cheese being made. Maybe, you can ask them for some fresh cheese to taste as well. Yummy!
Visit Free Museums
There are several museums in Switzerland like the Museum of History of Science in Geneva and the Omega Museum in Biel that have free entry with the Swiss Pass.
Switzerland tour is incomplete without seeing the mountains and the best way to experience this is to walk on the trails that are well signposted. You can go around Lauterbrunnen or Zermatt for some scenic walk for free.