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Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich

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Neighborhood Shopping
Indulge your inner shopaholic with a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, one of the most expensive shopping streets in the world. The elegant avenue runs from the city's main train station all the way to the city's eponymous lake. Largely pedestrianized, the thoroughfare dates back to the 1860s, when city planners decided to fill in and pave a ditch in front of the demolished city walls. Take a stroll and window-shop at upscale stores selling everything from diamond rings and fur coats, to fine chocolates and branded watches. Two of Switzerland's biggest banks have their headquarters on this avenue; the bank vaults below street level allegedly contain huge reserves of gold and silver. A visit to Bahnhofstrasse represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Zurich travel itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Beautiful street lined with brand stores and coffee shops, leading to the lake. A great way to start discovering Zurich when arriving by train  more »
  • I think every Tram or bus stops on this Avenue. Big department stops to designers stores are on this City center Avenue.great walking and shopping or window shopping Avenue.  more »
  • Great place to visit and walk around! Some of the best stores in Europe can be found here! Worth a visit.  more »