The Swiss town of Samnaun can be reached directly via the cross-country ski area and offers bargain hunters a true paradise: duty-free shopping! This is the only duty free zone in the country and is popular with holidaymakers of all ages. The Swiss municipality of Samnaun has been duty-free since 1892 and attracts countless shopping lovers every day. But why is Samnaun actually duty-free? Because there was no direct access via Switzerland to Samnaun more than 100 years ago. The place was then dependent on Austrian transport. And because the cost of a customs office would have been higher than the customs income, the Swiss town was declared a duty-free zone. This decision continues today.
October 7, 2019
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