You don't need to buy CHF before leaving for your trip - you can easily use ATM (check your service provider conditions and possible restrictions), or change whatever currency in Switzerland at some bank counter.
Legal tender in Switzerland are CHF. Shops can, many do accept EUR, but usually at not attractive to bad exchange rates. And return change in CHF.
Consider using a debit or credit card, but have at least some CHF for small purchases.
Thank you, that's most helpful.
Also see "Top Questions about Switzerland" on the RH tool bar of this page... "Which currency to use in Switzerland"
We are not members of the Euro zone. And the Swiss franc is arguably the strongest currency in the world.
Euros were happily accepted in Switzerland. Euro CHF conversion was 1 : 1.10 but it was never given to us when exchanging currency that it is almost same. Best to get a multi currency ATM card from your bank / provider.
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