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  • Address: Bahnhofstrasse
  • Hours: Shopping hours are generally 9am - 6:30 pm weekdays, 9am - 5pm Saturday

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Bahnhofstrasse is THE shopping street in Zurich. Running from Bahnhofplatz outside the main train station all the way to the lake, it's full of luxury shops selling designer fashion, furs, porcelain, and, of course, chocolates, clocks and watches. Halfway along is Zurich's first, biggest and best department store Jelmoli. The basement food-hall is a must. Or if you want the best in Swiss chocolate, take a break at Cafe Sprungli, the epicenter of sweet Switzerland since 1836.

Bahnhofstrasse follows the line of the moat of medieval Zurich and is mainly pedestrianized, although watch out for the trams running along it. It runs parallel to the river Limmat and it's easy to punctuate your shopping with visits to churches and other important sites of Zurich dotted in the narrow streets between. Culture and consumerism: Zurich has them both.

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Bahnhofstrasse is in the heart of Zurich. The main station, Hauptbahnhoff is at one end of Bahnhofstrasse and here trains arrive from all over Zurich and Europe. The city also has an excellent tram network which converges on this central area.

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Zurich City Highlights with Felsenegg Cable Car Ride

4.5 star rating: Recommended 386 Reviews

See top Zurich attractions such as the Swiss National Museum, Old Town (Alstadt) and the Zurich Opera House and tour the surrounding areas by ferry and cable ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $53.62

Private Tour: Zurich City Highlights

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Get to know Zurich on a 2-hour or 4-hour private tour by minivan. This comprehensive sightseeing tour offers a flexible itinerary that’s tailored to your ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 2 or 4 hours

From USD $86.88

The Zurich Trolley Experience

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Put a twist on traditional sightseeing in Zurich, and discover the city aboard the Zurich trolley! A vintage replica of an old-style streetcar, the trolley ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $33.76

Best Private Tour: Zurich Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Explore Zurich with a knowledgeable guide during this private 2-hour walking tour of Switzerland’s largest city. See top attractions such as Bahnhofstrasse, ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.37

4-Hour Zurich City Tour with Private Guide

Spend a half day in Zurich with your private tour guide. Create your own itinerary based on your personal interests and preferences and visit places that only ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $145.96

Zurich Highlights Tour

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See the highlights of the business and cultural hub of Switzerland on this sightseeing coach tour of Zurich. Admire top attractions like the medieval Old Town ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $33.76

Zurich Old Town Walking Tour

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Discover centuries of Swiss heritage on this 2-hour walking tour of historical Zurich. With your guide, stroll along the bustling Bahnhofstrasse and ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $24.82

Zurich Super Saver: Swiss Alps Adventure and Zurich City Highlights

Embark on a Swiss Alps adventure and experience Zurich’s highlights with this Zurich Super Saver, combining two best-selling tours at a discounted price. ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours (day 1); 2 hours (day 2)

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