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the largest city in Switzerland



Bahnhofstrasse is one of the world's most expensive shopping avenues.

It starts near Zurich HB (the city's main train station), and it ends at Burkliplatz near Lake Zurich.

Zurich Hauptbahnhof 1   Zurich Hauptbahnhof 2

Most of the street is available only to pedestrians. It also hosts important tram lines, specifically lines 6, 7, 11 and 13 in the north section and 2, 8, 9 and 11 in the south.

On the main street shoppers can find famous brands such as H&M, Louis Vuitton or Manor.

Towards the northern section of the street visitors can find the Pestalozzi-Anlage mini-park, which hosts the statue of Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, a Swiss pedagogue.

Zurich Pestalozzi 1   Zurich Pestalozzi 2

The most northern point of the street is oocupied by a statue of Alfred Escher, a Swiss railway pioneer with a significant role in the establishment of the first big credit banking institution (now known as Credit Suisse). The statue was sculpted by Richard Kissling and inaugurated on 22 June 1889.

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Country: Switzerland
City area: 87.88 km2

Temperatures (in oC):


  • SBB - Swiss railway network timetable.
  • ZVV - travel tickets in the Zurich area.

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