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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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  • You could spend your fortune on Bahnhofstrasse. I strolled along on a Sunday, when the shops, apart from the chocolate shops, were closed. Many local were taking the same stroll. You can gape at the C...  more »
  • Perfect street market for luxury with the brands present and access shopping areas of the city.
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  • Given it's Zurich's main shopping street it is very busy on a Saturday. It's a beautiful street to stroll through, especially during evening hours in the 4 weeks before Christmas when the lights are o...  more »