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Shopping Guide for Zurich

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Zurich has a fun shopping vibe and a little something for everyone. From Swiss watches and big luxury brands to flea markets and chocolatiers; there is bound to be something for you here!

Good for
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter

10 Places

3 City Tips

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10 Places

Old Town (Altstadt)

Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods

Bahnhofstrasse

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Freitag Shop Zurich

Gift & Speciality Shops

Bucherer

Department Stores, Gift & Speciality Shops

Beyer Clock and Watch Museum

Gift & Speciality Shops, Speciality Museums

Cabaret Voltaire

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Confiserie Sprungli

Gift & Speciality Shops

Franz Carl Weber

Gift & Speciality Shops

Flohmarkt Kanzlei Zurich

Flea & Street Markets

Frau Gerolds Garten

Restaurants

FaboFinds's City Tips

  • Instead of exchanging currency beforehand, go to an ATM when you arrive to withdraw cash in Francs (the local currency). Check with your banking institution for an idea of the currency exchange rates.
  • Consider getting the ZurichCARD, which offers carriers discounts at certain shops.
  • Bikes in Zurich are free to rent with a deposit.
  • Old Town (Altstadt)
    Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods
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    FaboFinds Says:

    Altstadt or Old Town, is the historical city of Zurich and is a great place to start your shopping tour. Find big clothing brands on Rennweg and luxury designer stores on Storchengasse, as well as souvenir shops aplenty.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Please note most shops are closed on Sundays.
    • Explore the hidden alleys and small shops of Niederdorf.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 190 things to do in Zurich
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice but small 14/10/2018
    • Lovely 14/10/2018
    • Old Town (Altstadt)
    Address:
    Badenerstrasse 420
    Zurich 8001
    Switzerland
    Phone:
    +41 44 215 40 00
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    Other:
  • Bahnhofstrasse
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    FaboFinds Says:

    If you are interested in exclusive, high-end shopping make sure you find yourself here: one of the most expensive shopping streets in the world!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • At the end of Bahnhofstrasse, find the Bürkliplatz flea market — which typically runs from May to October — for a real contrast to the high-end brands.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 190 things to do in Zurich
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Expensive 14/10/2018
    • Luxury Unlimited. 14/10/2018
    • Bahnhofstrasse
    Address:
    Runs north-south west of Limmat River
    Zurich
    Switzerland
    Phone:
    +41 44 242 27 60
    Other:
  • Freitag Shop Zurich
    Gift & Speciality Shops
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    FaboFinds Says:

    The Freitag flagship store is located in a tower that is made up of 19 freight containers! Go in and check out the unique bags made from recycled used materials collected from the street.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • You can go up to the top of the building for great views from the observation deck.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 77 Shopping in Zurich
    • A worthy climb 08/07/2018
    • Visit it not only on Freitags 09/04/2018
    • Freitag Shop Zurich
    Address:
    Geroldstrasse 17
    Zurich 8005
    Switzerland
    Phone:
    +41 43 366 95 20
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    10:30 am - 7:00 pm
    Sat
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Other:
  • Bucherer
    Department Stores, Gift & Speciality Shops
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    FaboFinds Says:

    The Bucherer is a family business that has been open for over 100 years and is still the city's leader in sales of watches and jewelry. Even if you don't want to buy a watch on this trip, it's worth a look at the gorgeous time pieces on display here.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Tips
    • If you miss the store, there is a boutique in the airport as well.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 17 Shopping in Lucerne
    • First Tudor purchase made memorable! 11/10/2018
    • Watch 29/08/2018
    • Bucherer
    Address:
    Schwanenplatz 5
    Lucerne 6004
    Switzerland
    Phone:
    +41 41 369 77 00
    Other:
  • Beyer Clock and Watch Museum
    Gift & Speciality Shops, Speciality Museums
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    FaboFinds Says:

    A museum and watch shop in one: The Beyer Watch shop has a rich history, as the business has been passed down though the family since it opened in 1760, and was the first shop in Switzerland to focus exclusively on clocks, watches, and jewelry.

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Check out the museum while you are here — a great opportunity to combine your shopping and sightseeing!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 77 Shopping in Zurich
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Small well ran museum 01/10/2018
    • history of time 24/09/2018
    • Beyer Clock and Watch Museum
    Address:
    Bahnhofstrasse 31
    Zurich 8001
    Switzerland
    Phone:
    +41 43 344 63 63
    Price range:
    USD 8 - USD 8
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Other:
  • Cabaret Voltaire
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    FaboFinds Says:

    The Cabaret Voltaire is considered the birthplace of Dada or Dadaism. This current building was reopened in 2004 and houses a shop selling unique and unusual items — alongside exhibitions, events, and a bar.

    Good for
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • There is a 30-minute film available downstairs about the history of Dadaism.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #51 of 190 things to do in Zurich
    • Both underwhelming and overwhelming 30/07/2017
    • Disappointnent 15/04/2017
    • Cabaret Voltaire
    Address:
    Spiegelgasse 1
    Zurich 8001
    Switzerland
    Phone:
    +41 43 268 56 30
    Other:
  • Confiserie Sprungli
    Gift & Speciality Shops
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    FaboFinds Says:

    Another Swiss chocolate shop not to be missed! Stop in at this luxury confectionery shop to try one of its signature macaroons known as 'Luxemburgerli.' As well as stocking up on your chocolate souvenirs, there is a separate cafe where you can have breakfast or a sumptuous hot chocolate.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • If you are not in the mood for a macaroon, try the ice cream or patisserie.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 77 Shopping in Zurich
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • I mean, the chocolates are good - but this is only hipster & tourist trap good 04/10/2018
    • マカロンがオススメ 03/10/2018
    • Confiserie Sprungli
    Address:
    Bahnhofstrasse 21
    Zurich 8001
    Switzerland
    Phone:
    +41 44 224 46 46
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    7:30 am - 6:30 pm
    Sat
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Other:
  • Franz Carl Weber
    Gift & Speciality Shops
    FaboFinds Says:

    If you have a little shopper with you that is tired of looking at ‘grown up’ shops, take them to this delightful toy shop. It's steeped in history and a magical place for children and adults alike, packed with plenty of unique gifts for children that have it all!

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • A must-visit on a family trip to Zurich!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 77 Shopping in Zurich
    • So many toys and a wonderful staff 31/12/2016
    • Four story toy store will have what you want 07/11/2016
    • Franz Carl Weber
    Address:
    Bahnhofplatz 9
    Zurich 8001
    Switzerland
    Phone:
    +41 44 225 78 78
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    9:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Sat
    9:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Other:
  • Flohmarkt Kanzlei Zurich
    Flea & Street Markets
    FaboFinds Says:

    This big flea market runs all year round, every Saturday from 8am-4pm, and features up to 300 second-hand sellers — the perfect place to pick up a souvenir or bag a bargain on your stay in Zurich.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • If you fancy a bite to eat, there are two great-value snack bars here too.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #88 of 190 things to do in Zurich
    • Shopping 06/08/2016
    • An interesting look at Switzerland 27/06/2016
    • Flohmarkt Kanzlei Zurich
    Address:
    Kanzleistrasse 56
    Zurich 8004
    Switzerland
    Phone:
    +41 79 668 50 40
    Other:
  • Frau Gerolds Garten
    Restaurants (Swiss, Bar, European)
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    FaboFinds Says:

    As well as an incredible restaurant, this area is home to an urban city garden, and a series of fashion and design shops in studio spaces. The Gerold Market includes everything from small, handmade items to timeless fashion and luxurious lingerie.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Look for the Wood Monkey store for out-of-the-ordinary fashion items.
    • The Gerold Market is open all year, Monday to Friday 11am to 7pm, and Saturday 11am to 6pm.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #119 of 1,714 restaurants in Zurich
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Small paradise in the middle of the city 12/09/2018
    • Love this place! 08/09/2018
    • Frau Gerolds Garten
    Address:
    Geroldstrasse
    Zurich
    Switzerland
    Phone:
    +41 78 971 67 64
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Mon - Sat
    11:00 am - 12:00 am
    Other:
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