Here you will find important tips and useful information for Germany.
in Euro (EUR)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in euro (EUR)
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
Currency exchange rate
EUR 1 = ~ CHF 1.10 ; CHF 1 = ~ EUR 0.91 (07/2020)
Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Cash withdrawals often only with a PIN four digit possible.
Avoid foreign exchange loss: When making cash withdrawals in this country, ATMs often display a message such as: «Would you like to debit your account for this transaction in your own currency?». When you hold a Travel Card in EUR or USD, you are advised to answer «No» to this message. If you answer «Yes», the amount of euros or US dollars will be first converted into Swiss francs and then again converted into euros. This would generate additional charges, which are unnecessary.
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
Valid ID card or passport expired less than 5 years for stays up to 3 months.
+/- 0 h
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220 volt; 2-pronged round plug / adapter required for 3-pronged plug
Berlin, Otto-von-Bismarck-Allee 4A
Tel. +49 30 390 40 00
8.30 - 16.00 h (Mon - Wed, Fri)
8.30 - 17.30 h (Thu)
9.00/10.00 - 18.30/20.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00/10.00 - 16.00/20.00 h (Sat)
Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals if obtained at least 2 years previously, varies by rental company.
Minimum age for car rentals: 18 to 25 (varies by company).
Speed limits: city 50 km/h, highway 100 km/h and motorways 130* km/h (*recommended).
CH sticker and breakdown triangle mandatory.
Blood alcohol limit: 0.5 ‰.
L'acqua di rubinetto è perlopiù potabile.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.
Special legal regulations
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
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