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Jungfraujoch, aka “top of Europe”, is HIGH on almost everyone’s Swiss bucket list. Not only is it the highest train station in the world at 3454m, it’s often a struggle to differentiate reality from fantasy when you’re standing in the presence of the Swiss Alps.

Fun fact: Did you know that Switzerland was originally called Helvetia? If your mind has wandered to the Helvetica font, you’re absolutely right. It was developed by Swiss designer, Max Miedinger.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

    Country Code: +41
    Time Zone: GMT +1 (7 hours behind Singapore)
    Peak Travel Period: May – Sep
    Four Seasons: Yes
    Currency: Swiss franc, CHF

    Tap water: Perfectly safe to drink
    AC Socket Type: Type C & J – 230V & 50Hz
Switzerland Power Plug - Type C and J

USEFUL WORDS

The national languages of Switzerland are German, French, Italian and Romansh.While English is the most commonly spoken foreign language, over 60% of country speak Swiss German. Swiss German has different pronunciation and grammar from German that even Germans themselves have trouble understanding this hybrid language.

  • Hello – Grüezi (formal)/ Sali (informal)
  • My name is… – I heisse …/Mi name isch …
  • I’m from – Ich bi vo …
  • What’s your name? – Wie isch Ihre name?/ Wie heissisch Du?
  • Where are you from? – Wohär sind Sie? / Wohär bisch Du?
  • Excuse me – Entschuldigung/Exgüüsi
  • How much is this? – Was koschtet das?
  • Sorry – Es duet mr leid
  • Thank you – Merci
  • I don’t understand – Ich verstand nit

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