Must-visit shopping districts in Zurich

Zurich is not big, but it is concentrated with essence. Luxury goods, watches, chocolate, knives, and more are all available. Most people can buy all the desired products within walking distance. What are the shopping districts worth visiting in Zurich?


Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich is the longest shopping street in Europe and one of the world's most expensive shopping streets, often compared to New York's Fifth Avenue. The street was built in 1867 from the old city wall and is located in the old town area of Zurich (Altstadt). It is 1.4 kilometers long and starts from Zurich Hauptbahnhof, passing through the business center on the left bank of the Limmat River, and ends at Bürkliplatz on the shore of Lake Zurich, roughly parallel to the Limmat River. The street is lined with luxury stores, fashion boutiques, banks, as well as other high-end designer stores, famous watch and jewelry brands, antique appraisal companies, and department stores. The street is filled with linden trees and to ensure air quality, cars are prohibited from entering and only trams are allowed to pass.


Schulhausstrasse is located in the old town area of Zurich, parallel to the Limmat River and not far from Bahnhofstrasse. This street is the second most popular shopping district after Bahnhofstrasse, with a variety of high-end boutiques, fashionable women's clothing brands and luxury brands. You can also find Swiss souvenirs and handicrafts, such as embroidery, lace accessories, handkerchiefs, and other high-quality products.

Niederdorfstrasse in Zurich

Niederdorf is a small alley not far from the train station, the most famous street in the old town, paved with cobblestones, with many historic old houses, also attracting many fashionable young people. The street is mainly various restaurants, bars, cafes, as well as many jewelry stores, gift shops, bookstores, hidden in the criss-crossing streets. Local workers come here for lunch and it is very lively.


Langstrasse runs through the Zurich main train station, and there are many restaurants and small bars on this street, which is favored by foreigners. 42% of the residents are foreigners, making it the most diverse area in Zurich. There are carnivals and art festivals held here every year, and there is an outdoor cinema in July and August. Shopping is mainly focused on local and niche brands. If you like unique and exotic neighborhoods with friendly prices and unique items, don't miss it.


Louwengasse has become Switzerland's largest Jewish community because it has the oldest synagogue in Zurich's history, Synagoge. Visitors should remember to respect local customs and cultural habits. There are many Swiss local brands here, as well as large department stores GLOBUS and Jelmoli.