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Bahnhofstrasse

Runs north-south west of Limmat River, Zurich, Switzerland
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Ranked #17 of 97 Attractions in Zurich
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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.
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

If like higher end shops, Swiss watches, and luxury items, this street is for you. Hard pressed to find something that won't pique your interest. Can be a bit crowded on weekends. Can visit the old city couple of blocks away for more relaxed feel

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I asked the local tourist office in Zurich airport for attractions in Zurich. (First of all Zurich is not for tourist. It is meant only for businessmen). They pointed out the Bahnhofstrasse. This street is just outside the Zurich rail station. It is a very long street with the Zurich rail station at one end and the Zurich lake at... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Unless you are looking for expensive shopping of brands, it is not really interesting place. If you want to go to the lake, I would recommend going through the old city. I liked it much more.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Lots & Lots of shopping, the main street in downtown Zurich- every designer shop you need you will find here!'

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Warwickshire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The Bahnhofstrasse is the main shopping street in Zurich with the top end names located here. It's not all designer though and there is a good selection of stores with a wide variety of choice. Feels like a very safe and clean area to shop.

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Definitely a great shopping street. New York's 5th Ave, Chicago's Magnificent Mile. VERY high end and due to the exchange rate, you may actually be able to get some of these items for less in US. But it is nice to just walk and window shop too. Wish I had known that the shops close at 4 on Saturdays and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This street contains the most expensive and most exclusive ships in Zurich or may be the entire country. It is easy access from Zurich HB, the main train station. Most of the shops close on Sunday. I stop by one of the chocolatier, Springli, for some chocolates which is worth the money. You can walk through the street to reach... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Bahnhofstrasse is considered the main street in Zurich, its streches from the train station down to Lake Zurich where one must catch a ferry during summer to see the surrounding mountains and watch people at play. Bahnhofstrasse is easly walkable, the street is lined with designer stores, choclate shops, watch stores and Globus their department sgore is good place to... More

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

What an amazing street. Like our Bond Street but much wider and longer and so expensive. You must go for a hot chocolate and cake at Springli Cafe

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Being very new to living in Zurich and wanting to do a little shopping walking down the Bahnhofstrasse you get a wide variety of stores. The stores closer to the train station are more for the everyday shopper and you can find things at a better price and as you travel towards the lake, you begin to hit the designer... More

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