Practical Info

Zurich ©

In this section we list some practical resources – guides and information:

Shopping in Switzerland – Supermarket Locator Guide with Addresses and Opening Hours:

Shop locator for Coop Stores with address and opening hours

Shop locator for Migros Stores with addresses and opening hours

Shop locator for Volg Stores  (search term entry at bottom of map on left hand side)

Aldi’s store locator:

Lidl’s store locator:

Most of these store locators are all in German, but in most cases enter your own postcode to find the nearest store to your address.

Cool Shopping Guide to Zurich – covers Kreis 1, Kreis 4 and 5 and there it also includes a shopping guide to Luzern. Lists independant stores and cafes etc too.

Hope Hope Boutique Shopping Guide – covers Kreis 1- 5 and Kreis 8 great for clothes shopping and some little known boutiques as well as doing a small section on men it also has a second-hand section


Snow Report for Switzerland

Skiing Conditions for Flumserberg

Skiing Conditions for Davos / Klosters

Skiing Conditions for Flims / Laax

Skiing Conditions for Lenzerheide

Snow Report for Hoch Ybrig

List of Webcams in Switzerland – useful to view before you go skiing or plan a day trip


SBB Journey Planner in English

Guide to Customs Allowances when bringing food and drink back into Switzerland

Weather Forecast Switzerland


List of Restaurants winning the Swiss Gastro Awards 2012


Where to place the Auto Vignette on your windscreen – yes, seriously!

Where to place your vignette on your windscreen in Switzerland








It must also be “stuck” to the windscreen (not merely propped against it). Failure to adhere and to place in the correct location on your screen could result in a CHF 200 fine. The Autovignette itself costs CHF 40 and the 2013 version is available now to purchase. Your old 2012 one remains valid until 31st January 2013.


Christmas Shopping Sundays 2012

Guide to Christmas Markets in Switzerland

Guide to Christmas Markets over the border

Interesting Facts

Most Googled search criteria in Switzerland in 2012

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