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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  • This lovely shopping boulevard links the Hauptbahnhof and Lake Zurich. The stroll is by Zara etc. nearer to the station, with the designers occupying the eastern end. In the middle is the Paradeplat...  more »
  • Zürich’s main shopping street, and certainly a very luxury spot with many designer brands present here as well as everyday stores. Easy access to all of the main city attractions and the Hauptbahnhof.  more »
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