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. Add Bahnhofstrasse and other attractions to your Zurich trip itinerary using our Zurich tour planner.
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  • August 20, 2017
    First time visited this place in 2016 and then in 2017 total for 90 days Its a routine after my office hours to spend time window shopping and trying to find most expesnive watches on display , Love t...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    The area of central station, is full of shops of all kinds, from the cheapest to luxury brands. Advisable to stroll through the streets looking at the buildings and shops, people and enjoying in the parks that exist in each Apple (gardens)
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  • August 19, 2017
    The street is nice, with many shops but unfortunately coming on sunday you can only walk on the streets as everything is closed.  more »

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