Important telephone numbersThe following numbers can be dialed for information Emergency Calls:
General inquiries, e.g. doctors, theatres, etc.
For general inquiry calls from Germany or Austria, the number must be preceded by the following dialling code: 0041 848 800 xxx (e.g. 1811 or 162). Addresses and phone numbers can be looked very simply online at www.local.ch.
Phoning home and within SwitzerlandIf calling from Switzerland, you need to enter the international country code. For example, for Germany the international country code is "+49", for France "+33". The country code is followed by the area code (without the "0") as shown in the following example: "+49221123456". As a rule, the "+" sign appears if you press and hold the "0" key for a few seconds.
As a rule, all hotels add a surcharge for phone calls. With the Swiss phone card (Taxcard©) you can make cashless domestic and international calls from public phone boxes in Switzerland. The Taxcard© can be purchased from Swisscom Shops, post offices, kiosks and petrol stations for CHF 5, CHF 10 and CHF 20.