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Bahnhofstrasse

Runs north-south west of Limmat River, Zurich, Switzerland
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Ranked #9 of 78 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

You will find everything here. High end shopping, people watch, great restaurants and cafes, and of course Sprungli the best chocolate maker in Zurich!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We reached Bahnofstrasse at around 8pm, the streets were empty, the stores were lit but empty yet again. That's when we realised what time it was & that the entire area is shut. It was a shock for us hailing from Dubai, a city that almost never sleeps, not this early anyway. We did walk around since the stores were... More

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Monument, Colorado
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

During my month stay in Zurich, the area around Zurich HB became my "hub" train travel was made very easily from this point, many trams made their transfers here, it was right near the downtown shopping area and division between new and old town. Everything I just mentioned is reachable in the matter of 5-10 min in either direction. There... More

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Waltham Cross, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Lots of things for the younger children , I had a 5 and a 10 year old with me, they were able to have some rides, play a few games while us adults had a tea and/or a beer.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Aside from the gloss, the historic cobbled streets are lovely to stroll along.. and some chocolate from Sprungli's is a must.

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Zurich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Elegant shopping with department stores and flaship shops of international brands. Off Bahnhofstrasse you will find more nice shopping in the old town on both sides of the river.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The one reason to go to Bahnhofstrasse would be at night in spring, to smell the flowers of the blooming trees, but those have been dug up recently to expand the road. Otherwise, this is an overpriced main road, not even an avenue, with your usual pricey and/or trashy chainstores seen in any generic big city. There are no authentic... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Known as one of the most expensive and exclusive street in Europe if not around the world...this magnificent street is full of charm. Especially around the Christmas this particular shopping street is flooded with lights and smell of "gluhwein" (mulled wine). Highly recommended if you are around Zurich!! Dacian

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kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Good place to shop. A bit overpriced though. U gotta hunt for a bargain. Easily accessible by tram and taxi. Good restaurants Great place to hangout.

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

if you like shopping for well known brands, be it clothes, shoes or watches, this is the place to be - as long as there's enough cash in your wallet. come here around christmas time to see the fancy lighting too! this is also the best way from the main station to the lake.

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