Bahnhofstrasse Zurich - how to get there, what to expect

The Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich

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Jewelers in the Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich.
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The Bahnhofstrasse

The Bahnhofstrasse connects the main rail station of Zurich to Lake Zurich, and is one of the most famous luxury shopping streets in Europe.


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Shopping in the Bahnhofstrasse

A visit to Zurich must include a stroll along the Bahnhofstrasse. Whether you just go window shopping or purchase something, it is worth it to take a look at this shoppers' paradise. If you don't enter any of the stores and keep walking, it would take just 20 minutes to walk from one end of the street to the other. However, if you like shopping, we promise you that you will enjoy yourself in the Bahnhofstrasse for much longer than that.

What kind of shops can you expect? About anything actually. There are restaurants, lots of fashion stores and souvenir shops. Of course you can also find the best Swiss delicacies here, such as chocolate (e.g. from Läderach). Also, there are several department stores such as the well known Swiss stores COOP and Manor, but also the luxury department store Globus. The list goes on with design shops, perfumeries and lots of jewelers and watch shops: Bucherer, Gübelin, Cartier, Omega, Swarovski and IWC Schaffhausen, just to name a few.

There's more to do than just shopping

Be sure not the focus on the Bahnhofstrasse only! Some of the side streets are worth it as well. For example, the pretty Augustinergasse is a side street, about half way of the Bahnhofstrasse. The street dates back to medieval times, and the houses have beautiful facades.

The Bahnhofstrasse ends on the Bürkliplatz, at the lake promenade. This is where cruises on Lake Zurich depart from. A perfect way to recover from a few hours of shopping!

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