The currency used in Switzerland is the Swiss franc. The ISO code is CHF. The Swiss franc is divided into 100 Rappen (Rp.).
Coins are available in denominations of 5, 10, 20 and 50 Rappen, as well as 1, 2 and 5 francs. There are also banknotes to the amounts of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 1,000 francs. These notes are considered to be the most forgery-proof in the world and have up to 18 different security features.
The Euro is also accepted in many of Zurich’s stores and restaurants. However, the exchange rate is generally very unfavorable, so it is worth changing your currency into Swiss francs. The easiest place to do this is at a cash point, a branch of most banks, or the exchange bureau at Zurich Main Train Station. In addition, you can purchase tax-free products after you have landed at and before you depart from Zurich Airport. The favorable prices and long opening hours, including at weekends, of the stores here attract hundreds of visitors every day. Many stores at Zurich Main Train Station are also open 365 days a year.
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