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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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  • Beautiful Boulevard, unfortunately with some construction sites. To the Lake of Zurich and always magnificent and extravagant.
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  • Bahnhofstrasse is found directly opposite the train station. Trams operating in both directions make this a fast-paced area. As a key commercial and link street in central Zurich, it can be extremely ...  more »
  • Street beautiful with them stores more luxurious, to see very beautiful. There are several shops of chocolates and bonbons spectacular but as all in Zurich very very expensive.
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