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Annette Apr 1st, 2002 08:43 PM

Currency
 
Are the swiss still using their Franc or are they on the Euro?

omar Apr 1st, 2002 08:46 PM

the swiss are now on the euro, but many places still honor francs as well!

Rex Apr 1st, 2002 08:49 PM

No, the Swiss Franc ("CHF") is still the official currency in Switzerland. I suppose a certain number of places will take euros. Or dollars or pounds. Or yen. Or other foreign currency. In independent Switzerland, the euro is definitely a foreign currency. Still.<BR><BR>Best wishes,<BR><BR>Rex<BR><BR>

Annette Apr 1st, 2002 08:51 PM

That explains why when I request lodging info, I get rates in CHF!

ttt Apr 1st, 2002 10:13 PM

yep.<BR>

simu Apr 15th, 2002 04:21 AM

yes we still use & honour the swiss franc and will do so for years to come. But, fiy, in most touristic places euro notes (no coins) are accepted and change is given in francs. I'm not sure, but the exchange course has to be bad - you will profit when you change at a bank or at the train station.<BR>Even the big retailers (Coop, Migros) accept Euros (I'll try sometime when I get my first Euro notes)<BR>simon from bern, ch

Ronda Apr 15th, 2002 07:34 AM

So, when we arrive and use our ATM, we should get Swiss Francs? No need for Euros if we are just going to be in Switzerland?

Rex Apr 15th, 2002 07:37 AM

None that I can think of.<BR>

chf Apr 15th, 2002 09:16 AM

for Ronda<BR>

Ronda Apr 16th, 2002 04:11 PM

I like using the currency of the country I am in. I will miss the French Franc, etc., so Swiss Francs are fine with me. Guess I won't have to get "used to" the Euro just yet.<BR><BR>Thanks.


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