Timezones

The timezone of Switzerland

Timezones are always computed by their difference to UTC, the "Universal Time Coordinated". In Switzerland exists only a single tonezone at UTC+1. E.g. New York has the Eastern Standard Time at UTC-5 and the time difference between NY and Switzerland is 6 hours.

They have a nationwide clock change from standard time to daylight saving time, where the clocks are switched forward by 1 hour in summer.

The next clock change in Switzerland will be on October 25th, 2020 at 3:00 to standard time.


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Timezones by region

RegionTimezoneDaylight saving timeUTC
CountrywideCentral European Time (CET)Central European Summertime (CEST)+1


The next clock changes in Switzerland

DateLocal timeChange
Oct 25, 20203:00 am-1 hour to standard time
Mar 28, 20212:00 am+1 hour to daylight saving time
Oct 31, 20213:00 am-1 hour to standard time
Mar 27, 20222:00 am+1 hour to daylight saving time
Oct 30, 20223:00 am-1 hour to standard time
Mar 26, 20232:00 am+1 hour to daylight saving time
Oct 29, 20233:00 am-1 hour to standard time
Mar 31, 20242:00 am+1 hour to daylight saving time
Oct 27, 20243:00 am-1 hour to standard time

Switzerland: Sunrise + sunsetSunrise and sunset in SwitzerlandTimes of sunrise and sunset for the most important cities in Switzerland and the avg. length of daylight per month
Countries with DSTAll Countries with DSTA summary of all countries which currently observe Daylight Saving Time with further info on introductions and upcoming changes.
Switzerland: Public HolidaysPublic holidays in Switzerland 2020-2024Statutory and inofficial holidays in Switzerland for 2020 to 2024