Europe: Know which currency you’ll be using
Denmark, Great Britain, Sweden, and Switzerland, although part of the European Union, are not part of the monetary union, and therefore each uses its local currency.
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This article is going to come as a shock to anyone currently holding Swiss francs, like, say, the Swiss.
With the Euro, it's now much easier to travel across Europe and not worry about all the different currencies. Yes, the above countries still do require an exchange.
when did switzerland join the european union?