Timezone and DST in SwitzerlandTimezones are always computed by their difference to UTC, the "Universal Time Coordinated". In Switzerland there is only a single tonezone at UTC+2. For example, New York is currently at UTC-4 in Eastern Time, so the time difference between New York 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 one hour in summer.
The next clock change in Switzerland will be on October 29th, 2023 at 3:00 to standard time. The clocks are then set back one hour.
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Current time in all regions of Switzerland:
Only 1 nationwide time zone
|Standard time:||UTC +1||Central European Time (CET)|
|Daylight saving time:||UTC +2||Central European Summertime (CEST)|
Switzerland has an east-west extension of 4.3 degrees of longitude. Given the country's location in Western Europe, this corresponds to about 330 kilometers. With such a small extent the course of the sun at different positions in the country hardly matters. The position of the sun in the west of the country deviates from that in the east only about 17 minutes. This means the sun rises and sets 17 minutes later in the west than in the east.
The next clock changes in Switzerland
|Mar 26, 2023||2:00 am||+1 hour to daylight saving time|
|Oct 29, 2023||3:00 am||-1 hour to standard time|
|Mar 31, 2024||2:00 am||+1 hour to daylight saving time|
|Oct 27, 2024||3:00 am||-1 hour to standard time|
|Mar 30, 2025||2:00 am||+1 hour to daylight saving time|
|Oct 26, 2025||3:00 am||-1 hour to standard time|
|Mar 29, 2026||2:00 am||+1 hour to daylight saving time|
|Oct 25, 2026||3:00 am||-1 hour to standard time|
|Mar 28, 2027||2:00 am||+1 hour to daylight saving time|