Switzerland. Euros or Francs?

Old Jun 4th, 2002, 03:52 PM
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Switzerland. Euros or Francs?

All prices in Switzerland, on the internet, seem to be in Swiss Francs. Rates in Austria are often listed in Euros. Is Switzerland using Euros or Swiss Francs? Thank you.
 
Old Jun 4th, 2002, 03:59 PM
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Swiss francs. Switzerland isn't even a member of the EU, much less in the Eurozone.
 
Old Jun 4th, 2002, 05:21 PM
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Sometimes I see prices in Switzerland given in euro figures, but that is for
comparison only, and is not official.
 
Old Jun 5th, 2002, 03:01 AM
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xxx
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It´s Swiss francs in Switzerland because that is their currency. It is euros in Austria because that is their currency.
 
Old Jun 5th, 2002, 03:54 AM
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Dan: You will be able to pay with Euro (bills only) in a lot of places in Switzerland. Change however will be given to you in CHF.
 
Old Jun 5th, 2002, 06:31 AM
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Yes, change will be given in thier local currency along with the absolute worst exchange rate.
 
Old Jun 5th, 2002, 06:33 AM
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Switzerland, along with a very few others (UK, Sweden, Denmark etc) did not make the change to the Euro. Thus their currency remains the SFr, but you'll find most prices are posted in both euros and the 'home' currency. In the larger hotels, restaurants & shoppes you should be able to use Euros, but yes, you will most likely get SFr as change.
 
Old Jun 5th, 2002, 01:00 PM
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Why do they put CHF for Swiss Franc? What does the CH stand for. This has been puzzling me. Thanks.

And PS to Mauld, as Heidi said, Switzerland didn't opt out of the Euro, they are not even part of the EU so never really had a shot!
 
Old Jun 5th, 2002, 01:02 PM
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Careful, M Auld, Switzerland is not in the EU and so had no decision to make about the euro.

In countries with non-euro currencies, if a business chooses to accept euros, they can charge any exchange rate they like. It is not true that you will see rates posted in euros in these countries.
 
Old Jun 5th, 2002, 01:02 PM
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CH = Confederation Helvetique
 
Old Jun 5th, 2002, 01:28 PM
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CH = Confederation Helvetica (Wiss Confederation), to give its proper Latin title.
Is everyone sure that when you pay in euro you get your change in CHF? Near the borders, where there's a lot of cross-border traffic, before the introduction of euro, you could pay with DM and get change in DM, and parking meters had two slots, one for CHF and one for DM.
 
Old Jun 6th, 2002, 06:17 AM
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Alec: There may be some small shops right on the borders where you will get change in Euro, but it's very unlikely.
Larger grocery stores such as Migros and Coop won't, just like it was before with the DM.
That's why, pay with small Euro bills, if you don't want to end up with a lot of CHF you won't need or get another chocolate bar or whatever.
 
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