Orell Füssli The Bookshop, Zurich

Orell Füssli The Bookshop, Zurich

The fictional alpine adventures of Heidi have been read to children since the 17th century. Follow along with the special children in your life, as young Heidi adapts to life with her grandfather, secluded in the Swiss Alps, her adventures to Germany to meet a new friend, and her return to the mountains to spread joy and hope to those around her. Touted as stories “for children and those who love children”, the Heidi book series is a must-buy when visiting Zurich.

Orell Fussli The Bookshop is open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 8 pm, and Saturdays 9 am to 6 pm, is the largest English bookstore in all of Europe. It holds over 40,000 English books, and provides a warm quiet venue to browse for your perfect version of the Heidi series. Offered in hard and soft cover, a variety of Heidi books can be purchased from Orell Fussli from 8.90 francs to 30 francs. The shop also sells an adorable hand sewn rag book for 155 francs, and includes removable cloth characters. The handmade Heidi doll is 87 francs.

What to buy here: Heidi Books. The little girl in a milkmaid dress, with braids and a kind spirit, has become a classic Swiss character known and loved worldwide.

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Sight Name: Orell Füssli The Bookshop
Sight Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Sight Type: Shopping
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