CHF or EUR when traveling in Switzerland

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May 29, 2017 - 6:53 PM

Hi all, I'm planning a walking tour in the Jungfau region - do I need to carry CHF currency, or are € accepted as a de facto currency in the various mountain gasthofs and huts?

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May 30, 2017 - 7:08 AM in reply to chammer

HI Chammer,

You won't have trouble with euro's in most restaurants and shops in the main towns and cities - but I would definitely have Swiss Francs for mountain huts, smaller villages etc. All towns and shops would prefer you to pay in Swiss Francs in any case.

If they do accept Euro's in smaller areas they would probably give you a 1:1 exchange which isn't great for you on the Euro!


Last modified on May 31, 2017 - 2:19 PM by Lucas
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May 30, 2017 - 8:06 PM in reply to chammer

Hi chammer.

Adding to the comments- many ATM's in Switzerland, especially in the lager cities, will give you Euros or CHF.


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