Bahnhofstrasse
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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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  • Zurich Central Station • 9 min walk
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Andrea FP
Santa Monica, CA46 contributions
Jun 2022
A shopping pardise. All the great names together. There seems to be a pecking order along Bahnhofstrasse, the farther you go down from the trainstation, the more exclusive the stores become. Chanel next to Prada next to . . . (too many to list; just insert any store of your choice) - they are all present. Nice surprise to find an old-fashioned department store through a COOP entrance, the St. Annahof, a block from the trainstation.
Written June 11, 2022
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Snowball's adventure
Barnet, UK6,798 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
It's hard to miss the Bahnhofstrasse when you visited Zurich. It begins from the Zurich HB station and ends by the Zurich Lake. The street on both sides are clean, not overcrowded and easy to walk. It has a tram line in the middle, plus, of course a lot of posh retail stores, such as Bvlgari, Cartier, Chanel, Gucci, LV, Prada, Tiffany, Rolex shops...etc. The more towards the Lake, the posher the shops are.
This is not just possibly the most expensive street in Europe, but it's a very beautiful street too!
Highly recommended!
Written May 29, 2022
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tourtheworld-74
Singapore, Singapore157 contributions
Jan 2022
It's semi pedestrian with mainly trams only. Lots of shops and lots of deals in January! it starts at the main train station and ends at Zurich lake. A lovely walk, which I did twice!
Written February 7, 2022
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Jay77019
Houston, TX110 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
It's too easy to shop here. The shops are so welcoming. High end luxury goods mixed with local grocery and food vendors. My intention was to pick up a few souvenirs but I returned to my hotel with 10+ bags. The Swiss really show expertise in valuing you as a patron.

Do not skip Laderach Chocolatier. Lindt is common but Laderach is a top tier confectionery. Beautiful team with great ideas for gifts and provided cute gift bags.

Even without shopping, the area is enchanting. The vibe is calm but so much is going on. Trams are easy to find and the historic buildings are also beautiful. The cafes even have fuzzy seat covers to fend off the chill if seated outside. Bravo!
Written November 4, 2022
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nwickham2018
Gold Coast, Australia50 contributions
Dec 2019
Great location for hotel to walk to almost anything that is a great photo opportunity to remember such a wonderful city. Lots of food choices and the christmas market at the train station is one of the best. Really enjoyed the atmosopher and the place is friendly enough but pick pockets are around (mostly children with and adult) so be careful. Place is very expensive for food and other shopping so be aware and purchase elsewhere.
Written January 8, 2020
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia15,388 contributions
Mar 2022
The headline says it all.
If you're for that go and explore the street, but have a thick wallet with you. Otherwise, you'll walk staring pointlessly at big names fashion, watches, jewelry, banks ,etc...
The street runs from the main railway station, hence the name and you can cover it within an hour with occasional stops.
Written April 5, 2022
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Lani Y
110 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
It was raining ☔️ the time I arrived after checking in to the hotel room... I went out and discovered the place in only one street I walked due to time constraints but I can say the place was pretty impressive and many people having their own businesses walking alongside. I didn’t used umbrella eh... you can find both luxurious and branded products amongst the shop.

Good thing hotel was just from the corner of Bahnhofstrasse.
Written January 13, 2020
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carolyn teng... o
15 contributions
Feb 2020
Whatever you buy in Zurich, do not buy any luggage from the Retropunk Zurich brand.
Having lived in 11 countries and , also, having worked 15 years in the luxury Fashion industry, I , really, have used all the international brands of luggage since many years and over this time I have learned to respect beautiful and quality workmanship, and know how to take care of it.
I bought a beautiful dark brown suitcase for 329 swiss francs. It looked vintage and was so original that people admired it on the street. It was used as my '' sports bag'' for the gym and my hand luggage when traveling.
It, immediately , began to come apart at , all, the seams . it was like a disintegrating paper box. I sent it back to Retropunk and they gave me a new one but accused me of mishandling the suitcase because of certain marks. ( these marks are the one's made on all suitcases when you use an escalator ! ) It was obvious from their letter that they have no respect for clients. I was wrong, not them.
Here I was with my second and new suitcase. Unbelievable! This one , also, within weeks, began to break, apart ,at the seams. It was beautiful and I , really, liked the design but it would not hold together in one piece, I did not bother to write to them, again. ctotengo@gmail.com
Written January 6, 2021
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Donna K
Waukesha, WI456 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Really this is a must walk. Only streetcars and pedestrians here. You wander past one designer after another as well as beautiful jewelry and department stores. Set back a bit is Globus which is a fantastic department store you can’t help but love.
Written February 23, 2020
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Patrick
Zurich, Switzerland62 contributions
Nov 2021
It's a must if you visit Zurich!
Try to catch it around Christmas-time, when the special decorations and x-mas lights are up!

Nice stores for everyone, though obviously high end and on the expensive side of the spectrum.

Great for shopping, if you like brands and names.

Can be crowded on weekends and peek times.

A nice walk from HB (Zurich Mainstation) to the lake of Zurich (Bürkliplatz/Bellevue).

Nice detours next to Bahnhofstrasse, through the old town. Has a few nice little gems and is a lovely walk.
Written November 21, 2021
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