Switzerland Shopping

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Switzerland Shopping

  • Manor

    Geneva Shopping

    The Manor is a very large department store. They have everything you're looking for, including groceries. You can buy Swiss chocolate here on the ground floor, as well as Swiss souvenirs on the first floor. A trip to Geneva is not complete until you've bought some Swiss chocolate. Prices of chocolate vary depending on the size and the brand name of...

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  • covered market at Basel

    This is a big market hall near the train station when I went on tuesday afternoon was a bit empty but not their best day and too early.However, it is a nice place ,big and convenient to all near the train station, just to the left of it coming out.the hours Mondays to Wednesdays are from usually for the shops 10h to 19h and for the restaurants as...

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  • A musst for everyone, a swiss Army Knife

    A musst for every traveller: A Swiss Army KnifeA few facts about it: - The knife the soldier gets in the army isn't red but silver, and doesn't have a cork screw (wich is one of the most important tools on a good pen knife!). - To get a original: Look out for these makes: Victorinox (my favorite) and Wenger- If you compare prices in different...

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  • Buy and eat some cheese

    In Switzerland there are more than 450 different cheeses to eat and try. A few examples: Emmentaler, Appenzeller, Sbrinz, Vacherin, Gruyère or Tête de Moine. Therefore the Swiss make a lot with cheese like Fondue, Raclette.

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  • All Hand-Made in Switzerland

    This shop is the headquarters of the Schweizer Heimatwerk, which was created to preserve local craft traditions in Switzerland. Everything for sale in this shop (and the others around the city, including one at the Hauptbahnhof) is guaranteed to have been made in Switzerland by Swiss artisans.They have a shop at the Zurich airport as well. There...

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  • Would not advise shopping

    Gstaad is really very tourist orientated , you will find everything swiss, and gimmicky, but also very expensive, so I would leave the shopping and do it in Berne or Zurich, where there are also street markets.

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  • BERN AT CHRISTMAS TIME

    ONE OF THE FASCINATING TIMES OF BEING IN BERN WAS AT CHRISTMAS A FEW YEARS AGO...AND THERE WERE NO PARTICULAR STORES..BUT ALL THAT I WENT INTO WERE FUN TO SHOP...A DAY TO BUY SHOES MADE IN SWITZERLAND AND A JACKET TO COMPLEMENT THOSE SHOES, AS WELL AS NOT HAVING BOUGHTEN A BEAUTIFUL STUFF TEDDY BEAR WITH A MOUNTAIN CLIMBER'S HAT AND SHORTS ON...

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  • Traditional cow bell

    Don’t forget to buy a traditional cow bell, they are coming in all sizes and shapes and it can be very useful, especially if you need to wakeup someone early in the morning.

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  • Swiss watches

    Well, after the chocolate, maybe watches are the most symbolic item of Switzerland, but Swiss Army Watch I already have so I save the X-tra money for the X-tra chocolate ;-)

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  • Chocolate of course

    Switzerland is famous for its chocolate industry and quality. There are millions of kinds, you cannot try them all, but buy as much as you can carry. ;-)

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  • Why pay more.....

    Wanna have some souvenirs from Switzerland? From a simple design to luxurious ones. A real Swiss quality with reasonable prices. Watches and accessories en vogue. Visit these shops all around the country. Swatch watches are shock-resistant, extremely reliable, precise and ultra robust. Fashion jewelries are beautifully designed and is a limited...

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  • Best Chocolate buy

    Head to any grocery store to buy your chocolate. This is much less expensive than specialty shops, especially if you need to buy in bulk for gifts. You can be sure the quality of all the chocolate is good.

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  • Cailler Chocolate

    The story of chocolate began in the New World with the Mayans, who drank a dark brew called cacahuaquchtl. Later, the Aztecs consumed chacahoua and used the cocoa bean for currency. In 1523, they offered cocoa beans to Cortez, who introduced chocolate to the Old World, where it swiftly became a favorite food among the rich and noble of Europe.From...

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  • Cool and outrageous souvenir from...

    There is a really cool chocolate you can buy in Switzerland. It's swiss CHOCOLATE decorated with 24 karat real edible GOLD. Yes, that gold you eat on the chocolate. Ridiculous but guaranteed impact as a gift to take home. You can order DeLafee on their webiste at www.delafee.comI do not think many shops carry it but rhey deleiver the next day in...

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  • World's best chocolates

    I guess chocolates are the only thing which are not expensive in Switzerland. So how can you miss delicious world's best chocolates? You can't get this quality any where else in the world so buy as much as you want. I bought five large packs of 2.5 kg total costing just CHF 7 ( US $ 6 appox ) from Migros in Bahnhofstrasse. Off course, Chocolates...

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  • Tempting Swiss Chocolates

    Any shop, chain store, trainstation, airport etc. You cannot visit Switzerland without tasting Swiss chocolates. Chocolates mouthwatering velvety melting sensation which temps to have more and more - how can you resist this temptation.Wherever, I go my suitcase always has some space for a few slabs of chocolates for friends and relatives. I have...

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  • Swiss made luxury

    Switzerland is not only an alpine paradise but also a shopping paradise. Especially for luxury goods as watch, jewellery or Swiss chocolate ;-). Why not to let you tempt by a Swiss made watch from a famous brand, usually there are available in the big Swiss cities but also in Alpine resorts as Zermatt, Gstaad, St-Moritz... Do not forget to ask the...

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  • Chocolate!

    The Swiss are famous around the world for their chocolate and it would be a crying shame to leave Switzerland without any!

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  • Souvenirs from Lucerne

    Lucerne is a great place to do some souvenir shopping. Our students purchased Swatches and other watches, chocolates, knives, and clocks....

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  • Shops in Lugano

    I only would like to mention that there are lots of great shops in Lugano, some of them are irresistible, so prepare yourself for a nice shopping in Lugano, and be ready to spend good money there! Gifts, clothes, souvenires and shoes!

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  • Save your money...

    The VAT rate in Switzerland is 7,6 % and is included in the sales price. All visitors residing outside of Switzerland are entitled to claim back the VAT, if they spend more than CHF 400 in one shop in one day. The goods must be exported within 30 days after purchase date and the export must be confirmed by an official Swiss customs stamp. 3 easy...

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  • Chocolates

    Take a bite of swiss chocolate and forget every thing. My sugar level went up after eating lots of chocolates during my stay ........ but I could'nt resist.You can find Swiss chocolates every where. But 'Migros' and 'Coop' stores offer a range of varieties at right price. Chocolates. 1$ to 1000$

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  • Choco Temptation Island

    Don't forget to buy your favourite Swiss chocolate as souvenir or gift. My recommended brands are Lindt or Cailler (Nestlé).As I said 10 secondes in your mouth, then 10 years on yours hips ;-)

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  • Mythic Swiss Army Knife

    I confirm that I use an army knife during my Swiss military service from this brand Victorinox. Unfortunately the Swiss army knife for soldier (me) doesn't have the corkscrew (very useful weapon if you come from Valais). This tool is only for the Swiss army knife officer (not me) ;-(.Have a quick surf on the website to find the official sales...

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  • Have ya' got the time?

    Bucherer is partners with the Swiss Tourist Board, so you're sure to see a lot of advertising for them. Shouldn't have any trouble finding one in a city near you! A Rolex of course! If you can't afford one, get the souvenir spoon!

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  • Swiss Chocolate

    Swiss chocolate is VERY famous - and this is for a good reason:it is soooooooo delicious!!!Giandor is my very personal favourite, followed by Toblerone and Rayon (orange).But you might want to try all the chocolates yourself before you make up your mind!

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  • Chestnuts roasting on a open fire

    While shopping in the northern Swiss town of Schaffhausen in October, it's hard to not be entranced by the aroma of chestnuts roasting in the city's main square. (Frogplatz)Buy yourself a bag of the succulent chestnuts and stay out a little longer in spite of the cool wind! Hot chestnuts 2-3 Francs a bag.

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  • BARGAIN PRICES ON SWISS CHOCOLATE

    There are lots of souvenir shops selling Swiss chocolate and sometimes you can find some sales but the best place to buy chocolate for souvenirs or for immediate consumption, is the local grocery store. The large chain Merkur can be found in most villages and also at some of the larger train stations. You can still get the prettily packaged...

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