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ShermansTravel experts rely on years of collective travel experience to bring you the best money-saving tips for your vacation. We take a discerning look at all the attraction passes, public transportation options, and other local bargains to make sure you get the most bang for your buck while traveling.

Zurich Money-Saving Tips

Francs and Euros

The local currency is the Swiss Franc (CHF). While the euro is widely accepted, you’ll get a better rate using francs. ATMs are ubiquitous and major credit cards are accepted everywhere.

Zürich Orientation

Orientate yourself with a 2-hour tram tour through the Zürich’s most interesting neighborhoods. For about $30 you get a headset with running commentary to guide you. Visit the tourist office for information (www.zuerich.com).

Looking for something?

Finding places can be challenging in Zürich (its address system was devised in the Middle Ages). The lowest numbers are in the center, around Hauptbahnhof; even numbers are on one side of the road and odds on the other.

Bike ‘hire’ for free!

Cycling around Zürich is a great way to explore — just watch out for the trams. Between May and October bikes can be hired for free from Züri rollt, located near the railway station (Robert-Maillart-Strasse 16; www.zuerirollt.ch).

Buy a ZürichCARD

The great value ZürichCARD, which ranges from $16 for 24 hours to $48 for 72 hours, allows unrestricted public transport travel, free admission to over 40 museums, and complimentary welcome drinks at restaurants. Purchase the ZürichCARD PLUS for about $15 more and gain additional discounts, including access to cruises. (www.zuerich.com)

Enjoy the views

Zürich’s skyline of church spires rising against the Alps is spectacular. Enjoy it from rooftops and terraces around the city (old town views are best at Lindenhof; lakeside views from Bürkliterrasse and the University of Zürich’s panoramic Polyterrasse). Visit the tourist office for more details. (www.zuerich.com)

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