Time

Swiss time is GMT/UTC plus one hour. Daylight-saving time comes into effect at midnight on the last Saturday in March, when the clocks are moved forward one hour, making Switzerland two hours ahead of GMT/UTC; clocks go back again on the last Saturday in October.

Note that, in German, halb is used to indicate the half-hour before the hour, hence halb acht (half eight) means 7.30, not 8.30.

The following table shows the time difference between Bern and major cities around the world; times do not take daylight saving into account.

Auckland

Local time

11pm

Bern

Local time

noon

London

Local time

11am

New York

Local time

6am

San Francisco

Local time

3am

Sydney

Local time

9pm

Tokyo

Local time

8pm

Toronto

Local time

6am