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Bahnhofstrasse top shopping area in all of Zurich - Secr... - Secret World

Bahnhofstrasse, 8001 Zurigo, Svizzera

by Yuriko Fukada
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Overview

Bahnhofstrasse This Zurich’s street of high-end couture shops is the best-known shopping area in all of Zurich, as well as the most expensive real estate in all of Europe. Many of the world’s best known designers have stores here, along with the world headquarters of Credit Suisse, and the delicious chocolate shops and cafes of Paradeplatz square, on Lake Zurich, at the end of the street. This high-end street came from humble beginnings, however. It was created out of the exterior moat when the city’s walls were pulled down, and was once called Fröschengraben, or the ditch of frogs.