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Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich

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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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  • While it is impressive to see so many luxury stores in one single location, other than shopping and some restaurants, this street doens't have too much to offer... Personally, I've always viewed this ...  more »
  • Shopping walk to eat there you find everything you need! good shops by Department and large tents many brands bars cafés banks etc!
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  • Walk the entire street from train station to boat station and you get: A good walk, See historical buildings, Battle lots of pedestrians during rush hour, Admire expensive jewelry, Buy any Swiss watch...  more »