|Subject: Re: european currency should I buy it here or there?|
Here are links for bank or ATM machines. Check your cards to see which symbol is on it and which machines you can use. http://visaatm.infonow.net/bin/findNow?CLIENT_ID=VISA http://www.mastercard.com/atmlocator/index.jsp
The rec.travel.europe FAQ has a section on money. http://www.faqs.org/faqs/travel/europe/faq/ Part 15.
I do usually buy a small amount of cash in the local currency before I go. However, it isn't necessary but I worry that all the bank machines in the airport will be down or something! For your needs, unless Switzerland is your first destination, that would be euros. And I try to stash one large note away for emergencies.
Frances Toronto, Canada