Every big city in Europe has a ''Bahnhofstrasse'' (station street) but only one is/has become world famous: The ''Bahnhofstrasse'' of Zurich! Whoever visits Zurich, whether for business or as a tourist, should not miss the Bahnhofstrasse, which is situated in the heart of Zurich.
Once populated by frogs croaking in the city moat, traffic began with the hacks in 1864. Followed by the horse drawn tramway (Rösslitram) and finally by the electric tram and automobile. Today most of the 'Bahnhofstrasse' is a traffic free area. It's the most important location in Zurich for finance and business and the main promenade where exclusivity, quality and variety meet. The Bahnhofstrasse is a must-see for every visitor – whether for business or pleasure - it is the most famous Bahnhofstrasse in Europe!
A popular promenade
The 1.2-kilometer link between Central Station and Bürkliplatz is a popular promenade for locals and visitors. In summer, the linden trees provide welcome shade and along with the mounted flags, it gives a colorful look to the upper part of the boulevard.
The main traffic connection
Zurich is known for its fabulous public transport. Offering the main transportation connections, you will find the lines 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 13 of the transport companies of Zurich (VBZ) at the Bahnhofstrasse. Reliable and punctual, they will get you anywhere you want to go.
Time for recreation and to enjoy yourself
Besides the shopping experience, there is also a time for recreation and to enjoy yourself. Numerous benches and little parks invite you to stay outdoors. In the Bahnhofstrasse and especially in the surrounding alleyways, you will find nice restaurants which offer a wide range of meals.
A variety of excellent selections
The Bahnhofstrasse is an attractive and well-sought after area for reputable international retail chains. Regardless of significantly increased rents, the shops constantly revamp their retail concepts and global development is on the rise. Apart from the main road, the side streets also offer a variety of excellent shopping choices.