Make sure you check the compatibility of all electrical appliances you plan to take with you before the travel. The line voltage is 220V.
Leaving tips is customary in large restaurants only. You are free not to leave any rewards to waiters in cafes and bars. The usual size of tips is 5 - 10%.
Those tourists, who expect to travel around the city a lot, are recommended to purchase Halbtax card. It provides tourists with the right to enjoy price reductions in all types of public transport. The discount can reach 50%. This card is the best choice for tourists who expect to stay in Zurich for a week or more. If your stay in the city lasts at least 6 days, Tageskarte card will be a better solution for you.
Despite the fact that hotels in Zurich are among the most expensive in Europe, the quality of service deserves the highest praise. Tourists, who are accustomed to luxury, can safely book a room in a three-star hotel - the level of service it will be up to par.
Tourists, who expect to prepare meals by themselves, and thus save on visiting restaurants, are recommended to visit such shops as Coop, Denner and Migros. Prices in them are very reasonable, and in the evenings discounts on some items may take up to 50%. It would be a mistake to think that all of the discounted goods are of poor quality - shopping complexes often update their supply with fresher products, and so they try to sell the old ones as soon and possible.