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What to Buy in Switzerland?

1. Cuckoo Clocks
2. Swiss Chocolates
3. Swiss Watches
4. Fondue Set
5. Swiss Army Knife
6. Cheese
7. Decorated Cowbells
8. Music Boxes
9. Traditional Swiss Clothes
10. Handmade Wooden Toys

Switzerland is a treasure trove for unique and high-quality items, perfect for bringing home as souvenirs. When availing of the Switzerland travel packages, you must take some time out to visit the local markets and shops. Here, you can find everything from luxury watches to delicious handmade chocolates. Be sure to check out all the things you can buy in Switzerland before your Switzerland trip. When in Switzerland, buying a Swiss watch is a must. These watches are famous worldwide for their precision and elegance.

Swiss chocolates are another great buy, as they are creamy, rich, and come in various unique flavours. For those who enjoy cooking, a fondue set and some local cheese like Emmental or Gruyère will bring the taste of Swiss cuisine into your home. Don't forget the Swiss army knife, an incredibly practical souvenir. Other popular things to buy in Switzerland include cuckoo clocks that beautifully reflect Swiss craftsmanship, handcrafted music boxes, and decorated cowbells that make a charming reminder of the Swiss Alps.

Here is the list of best things to buy in Switzerland:

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Cuckoo Clocks

Cuckoo clocks are the top things to buy in Switzerland, known primarily for their charm and detailed artistry. These clocks feature a small mechanical cuckoo bird that pops out to chirp the hours, delighting everyone. Handcrafted models often showcase traditional Swiss chalets and may include hand-painted dancers or animal figures.

They are crafted in various styles, each detailed with cultural elements like St. Bernard dogs and vibrant flowers. The craftsmanship of these clocks is unbeatable, adding significant cultural and artistic value to every minute.

Best Place To Buy: Teddy’s Souvenir Shop (Limmatquai 34, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland), Casagrande Souvenirs, Watches Grendel (Grendelstrasse 6, 6004 Luzern, Switzerland)
Cost: INR 10,000 onwards approximately

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02

Swiss Chocolates

If you are wondering what to buy in Switzerland, get your hands on delicious Swiss chocolates. Known globally, brands like Lindt and Sprüngli offer creamy chocolates of the highest quality. Head to Zurich, where stores sell fresh, luxurious mint chocolates, truffles and assorted pralines.

Teuscher, another renowned chocolatier, is known for its beautifully painted praline boxes featuring local scenes. These chocolates are ideal gifts, universally beloved for their superior Swiss quality.

Best Place To Buy: Merkur Confiserien AG (Bahnhofstrasse 29, 5000 Aarau, Switzerland), Teuscher (Storchengasse 9, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland), Teuscher (Bahnhofstrasse 46, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland), Swiss Chocolate Chalet Grindelwald (Dorfstrasse 85, 3818 Grindelwald, Switzerland)
Cost: INR 1,200 onwards

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03

Swiss Watches

Swiss watches are the best things to buy in Switzerland, representing timeless elegance and precision engineering. Home to prestigious brands like Rolex and Patek Philippe, these watches are symbols of luxury and high status. Les Ambassedeurs offers a luxurious shopping experience, showcasing top-tier brands and exclusive models. Head to the Patek Philippe boutique, an excellent place for exclusive watch enthusiasts.

Best Place To Buy: MANOR Zürich HB (Passage Löwenstrasse, Museumstrasse, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland), Watches of Switzerland (Denkmalstrasse 1, 6006 Luzern, Switzerland)
Cost: INR 4,500 onwards

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04

Fondue Set

Fondue sets are some of the most famous things to buy in Switzerland, embodying the country's rich culinary traditions. Fondue is a staple in Swiss homes, especially during the cold winter months. A typical Swiss fondue set includes a ceramic pot, burner, and long-stemmed forks for dipping.

These sets are used for melting cheese, traditionally Gruyère or Emmentaler, into a delicious communal dish. Visit Schweizer Heimatwerk or Manor to buy hand-painted pots featuring traditional Swiss designs. Owning a set allows you to recreate this warm, communal eating experience with loved ones.

Best Place To Buy: Schweizer Heimatwerk (Uraniastrasse 1, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland), Züri Fondue (c/o Büro Haeberli, Hardstrasse 81, 8004 Zürich, Switzerland)
Cost: INR 7,500 onwards

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05

Swiss Army Knife

Swiss army knives are famous things in Switzerland to buy, known for their practicality and compact design. Victorinox, the premier brand, offers knives that include tools from screwdrivers to corkscrews in a single compact unit. These knives come in various models, catering to needs from everyday fixes to specialised tasks.

These knives are more than just tools, and also symbolise Swiss efficiency and practical design. Each knife is a versatile companion, whether you are camping or need a handy tool on the go. Swiss army knives are ideal for anyone needing reliable, multifunctional tools.

Best Place To Buy: Dolmetsch AG (Limmatquai 126, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland), Victorinox Flagship Store Zürich (Rennweg 58, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland)
Cost: INR 3,000 onwards

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06

Cheese

Swiss cheese is renowned for its distinct flavours and top-notch quality and serves as a great souvenir to bring back home. It is one of the best cheap things to buy in Switzerland, offering great taste and value. Cheese lovers will appreciate the variety, from nutty Gruyère to mild Emmental, perfect for different dishes.

Local markets and stores offer a wide selection, ensuring freshness and quality. Cheese tasting is a popular activity where you can try different types to find your favourite. Prices for Swiss cheese are reasonable, allowing you to enjoy premium quality without breaking the bank.

Best Place To Buy: Chäs-Chäller (Niederdorfstrasse 46, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland), WELSCHLAND (Zweierstrasse 56, 8004 Zürich, Switzerland)
Cost: INR 500 onwards

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Decorated Cowbells

Decorated cow bells are traditional things to buy in Switzerland, used in the rural Swiss pastoral life. These bells are used on livestock to help farmers locate their animals in expansive pastures. Available at souvenir shops, Schweizer Heimatwerk offers authentic, quality bells adorned with Swiss motifs.

They come in various sizes and designs, some featuring traditional Swiss symbols like the cross or edelweiss. Collect different sizes to create a charming, melodic display in your living space. They make perfect gifts for those who appreciate authentic Swiss culture and craftsmanship.

Best Place To Buy: Schweizer Heimatwerk (Uraniastrasse 1, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland), TRAUFFER SWITZERLAND (Holzkuhplatz 1, 3858 Hofstetten bei Brienz, Switzerland)
Cost: INR 1,400 onwards

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08

Music Boxes

In your search for what to buy in Switzerland, look for Swiss music boxes, known for their musical charm and craftsmanship. These classic items play tunes such as "Edelweiss" using intricate metal cylinders and pins. You can opt for traditional designs with scenes of Swiss life or contemporary styles with visible mechanisms.

High-end models allow for cylinder changes, offering various songs in one box. In addition to being musical devices, these boxes are cherished collectables, preserving Swiss musical heritage. Consider a music box as a family heirloom, sharing melodies from generation to generation.

Best Place To Buy: Schweizer Heimatwerk (Uraniastrasse 1, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland), BOUTIQUE REUGE GENEVA (Pl. de Longemalle 1, 1204 Genève, Switzerland)
Cost: INR 3,500 onwards

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09

Traditional Swiss Clothes

Traditional Swiss clothes are some of the best things to buy in Switzerland to experience the country's rich cultural tapestry. These garments are intricately designed, often embroidered by hand, reflecting regional Swiss traditions. These clothes are ideal for cultural festivals or as unique additions to your wardrobe.

The prices vary, typically higher for more elaborately designed pieces, indicative of the manual effort involved. Made with care, each piece showcases the authenticity and skill of Swiss artisans. Traditional attire like embroidered blouses and lace-trimmed shirts highlights Swiss craftsmanship.

Best Place To Buy: Schweizer Heimatwerk (Uraniastrasse 1, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland), Swiss Made Shop (Bernastrasse, 3800 Interlaken, Switzerland)
Cost: INR 3,000 onwards

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Handmade Wooden Toys

Handmade wooden toys are the best purchases if you are looking for what to buy in Switzerland. These durable toys are made from local timber and woods like beech and maple, ensuring they last and are safe for children. Popular toys include puzzles, animal figurines, and classic Swiss trains, each painted and finished by hand.

Crafted to the highest standards, the toys represent Swiss precision and attention to detail. Choose from a variety of toys based on the age and interests of the recipient, making them perfect gifts. Each wooden toy is a piece of Swiss heritage, ideal for children and collectors alike.

Best Place To Buy: Schweizer Heimatwerk (Uraniastrasse 1, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland), TRAUFFER SWITZERLAND (Holzkuhplatz 1, 3858 Hofstetten bei Brienz, Switzerland)
Cost: INR 1,200 onwards

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People Also Ask About Switzerland

  1. What can you bring as gifts from Switzerland?

    You can bring back finely crafted Swiss watches and music boxes from Switzerland that showcase intricate craftsmanship. For gourmet gifts, you can purchase luxurious Swiss chocolates and hard cheeses like Gruyère or Emmental. Decorative cowbells and handmade wooden toys make charming souvenirs, while a Swiss Army knife provides a practical memento. Traditional Swiss clothes and fondue sets also offer a taste of local culture.
  2. Is it cheap to shop in Switzerland?

    No, shopping in Switzerland isn't typically considered cheap. However, it offers good value for the quality you receive. Swiss products are renowned for their durability and craftsmanship. Whether it is watches, chocolates, or cheese, you are paying for exceptional quality. Additionally, there are options across various price ranges, ensuring you can find something special within your budget to bring home from Switzerland.
  3. Are luxury watches cheaper in Switzerland?

    Yes, luxury watches can be more affordable in Switzerland. This is due to lower tax rates and the absence of import duties that other countries might impose. As the heartland of watchmaking, Switzerland offers competitive pricing on brands like Rolex and Omega directly from the boutiques where they are made. Shoppers can enjoy a wider selection and possibly better deals than other countries.
  4. What is Switzerland known for selling?

    Switzerland is renowned for selling high-quality Swiss watches, famous for their precision and craftsmanship. Additionally, it is celebrated for its delicious Swiss chocolates and flavorful cheeses such as Gruyère and Emmental. You can also buy the versatile Swiss Army knives here, known for their utility. Other popular items include intricate music boxes, traditional Swiss clothing, fondue sets, and beautifully crafted cuckoo clocks.
  5. Is Switzerland a good place to buy Jewelry?

    Yes, Switzerland is a great place to buy jewellery, renowned for its precision in exquisite jewellery crafting. Swiss jewellers use high-quality materials and demonstrate meticulous attention to detail, offering everything from luxury watches adorned with gems to ornate pieces. Here, you can buy fine jewellery and costume jewellery, made of silver, gold, pearl and diamonds. Major cities like Zurich and Geneva boast boutiques featuring both internationally acclaimed brands and local artisan creations.
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23 January 2020
Excellent
The Mount Titlis Day Tour with Cable Car was a delightful experience for me. I was traveling with my spouse. The views were gorgeous and something that I can never forget about, it was dramatically gorgeous. If you are visiting Switzerland then Mount Titlis cable car ride is a great way to spend some time in the arms of nature and enjoy a great time. I was also able to capture some really good photos of the cute little snow penguins.
10 February 2020
Excellent
The fully rotating cable car experience topped with interacting with the snow penguins makes for a really fun time to enjoy. I recommend everyone should once visit the Mount Titlis and do the Cable Car ride. And I must say that the view from the cable car was amazing.
04 November 2019
Excellent
It was great to spend such a great evening enjoying a ton of fun activities. I had a lot fun sledding and I must say that the fondue dinner was delicious. Fun and food, a great way to spend a night indeed.
10 December 2019
Anilaabh Bharadwaj Night Sledding Interlaken
Excellent
The dinner was on point, the activities were really fun and I along with my kids had a lot of fun exploring the night night sledding experience. If you are in interlaken you have to take one night out and enjoy this thrilling adventure with your family or your friends. The drinks served were also delicious.
19 September 2019
Excellent
The best fun I had at night in Switzerland was with sulwald Sledding experience at Interlaken. The activities are really organized and the guide gives thorough instruction about the details of the night. I must say that these instructions can get really boring but the guide found a way to make it really fun. I and my partner I was able to get into the action really fast with Sledging which followed dinner. All in all, I must thank Thrillophilia for making our night adventurous.
24 October 2019
Excellent
Chamonix Mont Blanc Day Tour was an amazing experience. We could visit a number of tourist attractions and sight the mesmerizing views of the white mountains. A delightful and fun filled tour indeed. Thanks to the team Thrillophilia and our guide for making it happen.
13 November 2019
Superb
The overall service was satisfactory and very cost effective at the same time.
05 October 2019
Girindra Pillai Zurich Airport Transfers
Excellent
The experience of being received at the Zurich Airport was very smooth. The car had arrived at the location on time and we had a very comfortable ride.
10 February 2020
Excellent
The place is perfect for half a day trip. It takes around 5 hours to completely enjoy every part of the museum and it is the place worth visiting. Everything about the museum is great, I mean the first thought in my head when I heard the museum was boring but the Swiss Museum Of Transport is completely opposite. There are a ton of fun activities to do and cars to admire.
28 August 2019
Superb
We took a ton of pictures and explored a number of ancient and modern transportation vehicles. Overall, a fun place to visit.

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