Bahnhofstrasse and Rennweg Shopping (Self Guided), Zurich

Enjoy many happy hours exploring the shops, boutiques and stores of Zurich's exclusive shopping areas. One of the most famous places in the world for upscale shopping is the Bahnhofsstrasse in the center of Zurich. It is also one of the most expensive, and a popular draw among big spenders and those with deep pockets. This elegant boulevard is the last word in chic and you can expect to see some of the best known international brands here. There is also a smattering of big department stores such as Jelmoli, Globus and Manor and two of the country's biggest banks have their headquarters here.

Don’t just confine yourself to the main strip, check out the numerous side streets, where you can also purchase lots of luxury items. Break up your buying or window shopping expedition with some refreshments in one of the lovely cafés or restaurants that are scattered along Bahnhofstrasse.

There is even more luxury shopping on Rennweg, the second most exclusive shopping area in the city. The road dates back to medieval times and was once the widest street in the city. Browse its collection of shops without the buzz of traffic around you. Rennweg is situated in Zurich's inner-city pedestrianized zone.
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Bahnhofstrasse and Rennweg Shopping Map

Guide Name: Bahnhofstrasse and Rennweg Shopping
Guide Location: Switzerland » Zurich
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 1.8 Km or 1.1 Miles
Author: vickyc

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