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“Professional retail therapy in the Zurich City Center”
Review of Bahnhofstrasse

Bahnhofstrasse
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USD 30.65*
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Swiss Chocolate Walking Tour of Zurich
Ranked #20 of 242 things to do in Zurich
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This famous pedestrian street offers the best in world-class shopping opportunities and is also home to some of the world's most important banks.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

The bahnhofstrasse (central train station road) starts outside the southern end of the train station. Walk the entire street, or hop on one of the blue trams heading south, and which stop at the Paradeplatz. Regardless of how you see the street, it oozes wealth. Rolex, Prada, Givenchy, Gucci, Louis Vitton.. they are all here - and them some. You are now on what is possibly the most expensive shopping street in Mainland Europe.. and actually affordable to some here, as Switzerland has much higher salaries to counter the expensive costs of living.

There are a few coffee shops, department stores, and chocolate shops spread around the bahnhofstrasse, so worth the trip to at least window shop - even if the coffee is all you can afford.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Best premium shopping street of Zurich. Both sides of the street are full of all best international brands including best watch brands of Switzerland. It looks great as the tram runs right in the middle of the street. It is a very long street and one can shop throughout the day.

Thank Praful G
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I actually live in Zürich so I guess I‘m biased but the Bahnhofstrasse is the shopping street although it has changed a lot over the last few years. It has the most expensive shops and brand shops also jewellery shops of very high quality. It is free of traffic from Paradeplatz so it’s comfortable to walk down this treelined street with only the tram to watch out for! There are a few cafes along the route and in summer it is possible to sit outside. Basically this street consists of banks and shops, but everyone who visits Zürich wants to visit it and at Christmas time it is lit up which makes its magical.

Thank ivyCharlotte4
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

This is a nice street for shopping, sightseeing, and people watching. I had a layover at the train station and walked down to the financial district. An easy walk and a nice slice of Zurich.

Thank Lance H
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Bahnhofstraße is full with expensive shops, for normal citizens it is almost impossible to shop here. One of the most expensive stretches of Switzerland, it is not interesting at all unless you want to buy big brand stuff.
Easy to access, since it starts at the main railway station, connecting to lake Zurich, so you have to pass it anyway on your way to the lake.
There are more interesting spots in Zurich

Thank Rene K
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