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Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web
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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  • Very stylish with many street cafés and shops of the best brands. Swiss chocolate shops and department store. Close to many points of interest. Recommend walks it whole.
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  • Korea cheongdam? Boulevard? Gangnamgwa to the same place all kinds of brands is a dense image. Walk straight along the way if you're able to see the Lakes of Zurich city!
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  • The station is one of Zurich's main shopping streets. See and be seen, but hectic and impersonal. From Paradeplatz direction HB many great and expensive shops. Also, worth is a visit in the Niederdorf.
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  • Strolling down the classy and chic Bahnhofstrasse, turn right into Poststrasse and catch the first glimpse of a quintessential Zurich landmark, the pointy-headed clock tower of the Fraumünster Church. The Bahnhofstrasse starts from the Zurich train terminal all the way to Lake Zurich. It is one of the most expensive retail street in the world and accessible via tram throughout the entire length. But walk instead. The street is vehicle free and along it are beautiful boutiques, cafes and most importantly Swiss chocolate shops.
  • It's an ok sight, but amongst the crowd of shopping and buildings, it really doesn't stand out. It also isn't a great photo opp due to the large buildings that surround it.
  • Shop shop all day long. Shop shop shop while I sing my song.
  • mostly car free and a pretty nice xmas decoration in December.
  • really expensive but nice street. Its worth taking a walk there
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