Hotel Loewen

Baumackerstrasse 47, Zürich, 8050, Switzerland
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Electricity in Zurich

by randiko

I am coming to Zurich next week, I would like to know about electricity power there, is 110 v or 220 and what kind of plugs used in Zurich, is it like UK,
Thank you

Re: Electricity in Zurich

by GrumpyDiver

Zurich is 220v and uses the round pin plugs used on the continent, not the UK style.

Re: Electricity in Zurich

by Odinnthor

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Re: Electricity in Zurich

by GrumpyDiver

You are right, to a point fugu:

There are minor variations in the pin design throughout Europe, mostly related to how the grounding (if any) is handled. I agree that an appliance bought in Germany will not necessarily work in Switzerland because of the physical design of the socket, rather than the pins.

Travellers that purchase adaptors for plugs from their home country usually won't have a problem because the pins on the adaptors bypass the specific details of the local design. I've used my type "B" plugs with a type "C" adaptor in most of Europe without problems.

Switzerland has a type "J" plug, while Germany has a type "F", so there is a compatibility issue. Most travel adaptors are a type "C" Europlug that lets travellers safely bypass the idosynchracies of local plugs with something that works pretty well everywhere other than the UK, Ireland, Malta, Cyprus and Gibraltar.

Travel Tips for Zürich

Crazy Cow and the Scientist

by littlesam1

The two guys in hats are both definate individuals with marked differences. These two pictures will probably demonstrate the differences clearly. We ate lunch at the Crazy Cow restaurant. There are many statues and models of cows in and around the city of Zurich. There was a metallic cow statue outside of the Crazy Cow. I told Jim to go and pose by the cow. So without a second thought he went and posed for this picture. This is how the scientist, Jim, chose to pose for a humorous picture with the cow.

Close to St. Peter there is...

by Volare

Close to St. Peter there is the Lindenhof. Beneath this elevated square in the city centre are the ruins of a Roman customs post, and a late Roman fortress. The views from here deserve a quite steep climb. Just take it easy to the top!

Official currency: Swiss Franc


Although Switzerland is situated in the centre of Europe it is not a member of the European Union nor does it have the Euro as currency.

The official currency in Switzerland is the Swiss Franc (CHF). The smaller denomination is called Rappen ( 100 Rappen = 1 CHF).

As all countries around Switzerland use the Euro as official currency, many shops and restaurants catering to tourists will accept payment in Euro but probably not at the best rate.

You can get your Swiss Francs from many cash points or exchange offices all around the town. Credit cards are widely accepted.


by Imbi

As one would expect, skating is very popular in Zürich. The Kunsteisbahn (rinks) include Dolder, Adlisbergstrasse 36 (tel: (01) 267 7090; website:, which has a good restaurant and kiosk.

Himmelsleiterli (staircase to heaven)

by yumyum

This is a viewpoint in Fluntern. Take the tram 5 or 6 to Kirche Fluntern and walk downhill again. From there you can enjoy the view and sit on a bench and picnic.

The view can sometimes be a bit hazy depending on the sun and temperature.


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