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I'm not a huge fan of buying multiple travel guides and reading every book there is about a country before heading out. Much to my mom's grief... But doing a little reading up front probably won't hurt, right? Here's my short and sweet list of literature to get you up and running.
useful stuff on the web
Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
Visa and entry requirements, information about Switzerland and other important stuff
Looking for an address, restaurant, bar, store, cinema, pharmacy, gym, hospital, train station or literally anything else? Local.ch knows where it is.
The universe of booking platforms is vast. And expanding. Which is why I've narrowed my resources down to eight to make things in Switzerland a little smoother for you...