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What currency does Zurich use?

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What currency does Zurich use?

plan on using my visa debit mostly but will first be in amsterdam using Euro's so i would like to know if i need to exchange for something else or will Zurich/Winterthur accept Euro and visa?

What about Munich since that will be our last stop?


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1. Re: What currency does Zurich use?

Hi leaping gnome,

The currency throughout Switzerland is the Swiss Franc, abbreviated either Sfr or Chf.

You may find some merchants and restaurants willing to accept Euros, but you'll pay for it, either with a bad exchange rate or with some kind of a fee.

You can exchange any Euro you have at the train stations or at a bank. And it's very easy to get chf from a local ATM if you need more.

Yes, Munich and all Germany uses the Euro.

Have fun!


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2. Re: What currency does Zurich use?

If you mean Visa as a credit card, they are widely accepted in Europe but not as widely as here in the US. Most shops, restaurants and hotels will take VISA but not smaller ones (shops, restaurants and hotels) sometimes so check first. You can easily use a VISA debit card to get cash at the ATM and there are ATMs everywhere. It's usually the best exchange rate as well.

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