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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. Add Bahnhofstrasse and other attractions to your Zurich trip itinerary using our Zurich tour planner.
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  • A shopping pardise. All the great names together. There seems to be a pecking order along Bahnhofstrasse, the farther you go down from the trainstation, the more exclusive the stores become. Chanel... 
    A shopping pardise. All the great names together. There seems to be a pecking order along Bahnhofstrasse, the farther you go down from the trainstation, the more exclusive the stores become. Chanel...  more »
  • Not too much to see other than international top brand shops and of course all the most famous Swiss watch brands ..in themselves worth a look. Some interesting little streets off the main high... 
    Not too much to see other than international top brand shops and of course all the most famous Swiss watch brands ..in themselves worth a look. Some interesting little streets off the main high...  more »
  • All sorts of shops. Chocolate shops everywhere. VERY VERY expensive, when compared internationally. Be aware. 
    All sorts of shops. Chocolate shops everywhere. VERY VERY expensive, when compared internationally. Be aware.  more »

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