8001 Zurich, Switzerland
Kreis 1: Altstadt
tel: +41 43 243 9000
fax: +41 43 243 7990
NileGuide Expert tip:
Bahnhofstrasse shopping is mostly geared to adults, but the street is also home to Zurich's most famous toy store, Franz Carl Weber, at Bahnhofstrasse 62.
Running parallel to the Limmat River, Bahnhofstrasse appropriately starts at the side entrance to the Zurich's main train station, or Hauptbahnhof
. The famous shopping street was built in 1864 by modernizing land that was once part of Zurich's medieval moat system. Now Bahnhofstrasse is home to upscale Swiss department stores like Jemoli and Globus, luxury brands like Chanel and Prada, and more affordable European chains like H&M and Mango. Chocolate lovers will find both Sprüngli and Teuscher outlets, as well as lesser-known Swiss chocolate seller Merkur. Book retailer Orell Füssli has an English language store at Bahnhofstrasse 70.