Paradeplatz, Zurich

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The Paradeplatz is a square at the Bahnhofstrasse in downtown Zürich. It is one of the most expensive pieces of real estate in Switzerland and has become synonymous with wealth and the Swiss banks, being the location of the headquarters of both UBS and Credit Suisse.The site of the square lay without the medieval city walls, and was incorporated into the town with the construction of the new ramparts in 1642. During the 17th century, it served as a livestock market, known as Säumärt ("pig market"), renamed to Neumarkt "new market" in 1819 and finally to its current name following the construction of Bahnhofstrasse (1865). The hotel Baur en Ville on the eastern end of the square opened in 1838. The Paradeplatz was the scene of clashes between insurgents and cantonal troops during the 1839 Züriputsch.The Confiserie Sprüngli at the southern end opened in 1859. The Credit Suisse (formerly Kreditanstalt) building at the northern end dates to 1873, the UBS (formerly Bankverein) building at the western end to 1897–99. The first horse-drawn trams circulated in 1882 and were electrified in 1896.Paradeplatz is one of the main nodal points of the Zürich tram network, and the stop is served by lines 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13 and 17.
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  • Ideal for the change in the various trams. Necessarily pay a visit to the Sprügli headquarters and enjoy a little sweet Sin upstairs with views. Great business on the ground floor.
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  • The imposing buildings of UBS and Crédit Suisse at Paradeplatz testify of the venerable Swiss banking scene.
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  • Most likely, Paradeplatz is the location of Zurich where the square meter is more expensive. Here are gathered several headquarters of famous Swiss banks like UBS and Credit Suisse. Also famous chocolate shops (Sprüngli), high-end restaurants (Zeughauskeller), luxury hotels and watch shops. Are buildings of huge relief in the economic context and, consequently, of the country. In addition, attract tourism due to its unique architecture. An authentic Swiss capitalist lifestyle concentrated in so few square meters.
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  • One of the main squares of Zurich. A crossroad to one of the famous streets called Bahnhofstrasse.
  • Nice place for the shpoing savy people all big brands along with supermarkets.. This place is really incredible.. I recommend for shopping lovers
  • Cute spot along the Bahnhofstrasse direction lake of Zürich. Great connection place between a few trams. Coffee, chocolate, banks and design stores nearby. However, non of them is open on Sunday
  • Very nice square amidst the Bahnhofstrasse, beautiful shops and if you danced a nice tea and chocolates pop by the famous Sprüngli on the first floor.
  • Parade Square is in the Zurich city's commercial center. Around there are large central banks, while the most central shopping street, Bainhoffstrasse, passes ahead. From here, most of the Zurich trams pass.
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