Central Europe: The Bucket List
Central Europe: Travel Facts
Main International Airports: Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna, Zurich, Geneva, Prague.
Currency: Swiss francs. Liechtenstein uses Swiss francs. Hungarian forint. All others: Euros.
Population: Germany: 82,000,000. Switzerland 8,000,000. Liechtenstein: 36,000.
Capitals: Berlin, Germany. Vienna, Austria. Zurich, Switzerland. Budapest, Hungary. Vaduz, Liechtenstein.
Climate: Temperate. Winters range from mild (palm trees on Lake Geneva) to cold and snowy (especially at higher elevations and the more northern latitudes). Summers are not usually excessively hot. Moderate rainfall.
Major languages: German, Italian and French (in Switzerland)
More facts: All of Central Europe except for Switzerland and Liechtenstein are in the EU. None require Americans or Canadians to have tourist visas.
Time zone: Standard time for all of Central Europe is UTC + 1. See World Clock for seasonal adjustments.