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Swiss Franc

Visiting somewhere in Switzerland? We have you covered.

If you're planning a trip to Switzerland, you'll need to exchange your British pounds (GBP) for Swiss francs (CHF) before you go. Ramsdens can help you with that.

Ramsdens offer you competitive rates on CHF. You can choose from a range of services, including home delivery and collection, so you can pick the option that suits you best.

We understand that travelling to a new country can be daunting, which is why we aim to make the currency exchange process as easy and stress-free as possible. With Ramsdens, you can be confident that you're getting a fair deal and that your money will be ready for you when you arrive in Switzerland.

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How far will my money go throughout Switzerland?

In general, Switzerland is a relatively expensive country to visit. The cost of living is higher than in the UK, which means that things like accommodation, food, and transport can be more expensive. However, the exact cost of your trip will depend on a range of factors, including where you're staying, what you're eating, and what activities you're planning.

Despite the higher cost of living, Switzerland is a beautiful country with a lot to offer. Whether you're interested in skiing, hiking, or exploring the cities, Switzerland has something for everyone. By planning your trip carefully and budgeting accordingly, you can make the most of your time in Switzerland without breaking the bank.


The Swiss Franc (CHF) is the currency of Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The denominations of the Swiss Franc are:

Coins - 5 rappen, 10 rappen, 20 rappen, 50 rappen, 1 franc, 2 francs

Banknotes - 10 francs, 20 francs, 50 francs, 100 francs, 200 francs, 1000 francs

Things to do while in Switzerland

Switzerland is a picturesque country known for its stunning landscapes, snow-capped mountains, pristine lakes and charming towns. Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation or culture, there are plenty of things to do in Switzerland. One of the most popular activities is skiing or snowboarding in the Alps, which offer some of the best slopes in Europe. Some of the most famous ski resorts include Zermatt, Verbier and St. Moritz. These resorts also offer a range of other winter activities such as ice skating, snowshoeing and tobogganing.

For those who prefer a more relaxed pace, Switzerland’s cities offer a wealth of cultural experiences. Geneva is home to the United Nations headquarters and is famous for its international cuisine, museums and galleries. Zurich is the financial capital of Switzerland and is known for its luxury shopping, art galleries and restaurants. Bern, the capital, is a charming mediaeval town that is famous for its stunning architecture, including the iconic Zytglogge clock tower.

Switzerland is also known for its scenic train journeys, which offer breathtaking views of the mountains and countryside. The Glacier Express is one of the most famous train journeys in Switzerland and takes passengers on an eight-hour journey from Zermatt to St. Moritz. The Golden Pass Line is another popular train journey, which takes passengers from Montreux to Lucerne, passing through the picturesque Swiss Alps.

Finally, Switzerland is also famous for its chocolate and cheese. Visitors can take part in cheese-making workshops and sample some of Switzerland’s most famous cheeses, such as Gruyère and Emmental. Switzerland is also home to some of the world’s best chocolatiers, and visitors can take chocolate-making classes and taste some of the finest Swiss chocolates.

Overall, Switzerland offers a diverse range of activities and experiences for travellers, from skiing in the Alps to exploring charming towns and sampling delicious cheese and chocolate. With so much to see and do, Switzerland is a must-visit destination for anyone travelling to Europe.

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