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Travel tools for Switzerland

Switzerland is divine place to visit to experience the spellbound beauty in Europe and the world. The Switzerland Tour becomes enchanting when combined with few travel tips and certain basic informative elements.

Languages in Switzerland

The national languages of Switzerland are German (North, Central and Eastern Switzerland), French (Western Switzerland), Italian (Southern Switzerland) and Romansh - a derive of Latin (South-Eastern Switzerland). Tourists in general do not face problems as English is also widely spoken.


Throughout the country, there are historic hotels, traditional hotels, country inns, designer hotels, women hotels to the most modern business hotel, luxurious as well as theme hotels. In a crux, tourists have ample accommodation options. You can also book your apartment or chalet in the tourist regions.


Although it is only possible to camp on authorised camping sites in Switzerland, you will always find a site in the area that you want to stay in.

Student Travel

The youths can relish the events like the Zurich Street Parade, Geneva Techno Party, along with other popular music concerts and lifestyle festivals. There are sports events, cultural influences to absorb and historical sights to take in.

Swiss Youth Pass

The Swiss Youth Pass offers a 25% reduction on the Adult Individual Swiss Pass. The Swiss Youth Pass is available to young persons of 16 - 26 years.

International Rail Travel

International discount passes such as the 'Interail Pass' are available for students which offer discounts on many cross European journeys. International Student Identity Cards can be obtained from isic on paying small annual charge for student identity card.

Budget Accommodation

Budget priced accommodation is widely available in Switzerland. An English language newspaper guide called 'Swiss Backpacker News' is available from the Switzerland Travel Centre or from most local tourist offices within Switzerland. This guide lists budget accommodation details, events, concerts, parties and lots of practical information. The Swiss Youth Hostel Association is another useful budget option.

Passport, Visa Regulations

Every tourist must have a valid passport. The Visa is required if the stay extends three months. If not then the valid passport will suffice. This applies to the citizens of: countries of the American Continent (except Belize, Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Peru), Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. For information on visa, permanent residence as well as on work permits and business matters, you can contact the Swiss Consulate General located nearest to you.