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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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  • The Bahnhofstrasse is a special place. I guess the shops and can switch off wonderfully in this place. Here I find highest product quality, the prices are also accordingly. Due to the high rental prices the mix suffers unfortunately businesses, what is very regrettable. I always visit the Bahnhofstrasse and have left probably has a lot of money there...
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  • I ve passed the street, the lights of the christmas market are a new world in the heart of the city.I choose one song to match with the feeling and the pictures:"Thermalbear feat arrows down-- turn th...  more »
  • This is the route of the train that many people take to visit all the high end watch shops, etc. that are open even on Sundays.