I’m coming to Zurich soon and I’d like to do lots of shopping, are there any good shops apart from those on Bahnhofstrasse?
Shopping lovers as you, Charlotte, have plenty of choice in Zurich. There are many good shops all over town.
The best and most trendy fashion or accessories shops in town are Nord, Pretty Rad, Soeder, Opia, Waldraud, Making Things, Jo Brauer, Marta and Dings.
Our favourite shops by category: interior design, French fashion, vinyl records, eyewear, shoes and books. These are the nicest flea markets and this is the shopping guide by hopehope with some of our favourite brands listed.
Shopping streets or areas we like: Josefstrasse, Viaduktbögen and Geroldsstrasse, Grüngasse, Zweierstrasse, the Niederdorf- and Oberdorfgasse in the old town and of course the Rennweg and Bahnhofstrasse area for the big chains and exclusive shops.
Places to get a cup of coffee are Kafi Dihei close to Idaplatz, Babu’s or Sprüngli close to Bahnhofstrasse, Si o No at Zweierstrasse, Markthalle at Viaduktbögen and Kafi Schoffel in the old town.
And if you consider having a cocktail after all the shopping is done, read this.
Zurich picture moments
Zurich during the “blue hour”. The picture was taken from a window at Photobastei – one of our favourite places recently!
Visit the Photobastei to enjoy the view… and the amazing photography-exhibition!
Event Tip: flea market @ Waldraud
Fashion, furniture, design, good music and Michelle’s delicious cupcakes – all this and some serious sale prices you’ll find today at the backyard of Waldraud (Josefstrasse 142 – 144). The concept store gathered its friends together and organized a spring flea market that can’t be missed! For more info, check the event on facebook.
What should I pack for my visit to Zurich?
Don’t worry, we know what to bring! And luckily, the Round the World Experts created an app to display our packing list. Have an overview on the suggested activities here- check out the filter too, great tool, isn’t it?!
Especially now in spring, Zurich is a great city to do many different things. Bring a scarf, sunnies and an umbrella and you’re prepared for every kind of weather! With a good book or an interesting newspaper you can spend afternoons on a nice sunny spot or in a lovely little café.
If you’re more the outdoorsy type, hiking boots, swimmers and some outdoor games are a good idea. And don’t forget a blanket for the cosy pick-nick afterwards. Check out our previous posts (here, here or here) for inspiration about where to spend some time outdoors in Zurich.
And last but not least: Don’t forget your dancing shoes and a glamourous dress – Zurich has a great nightlife! If you follow us, you already know our suggestions (this or this).
Thank you to the Round the World Experts, who created the app to display our packing list. In case you haven’t heard of them yet, they provide multi-stop flights for travelers.
Where can I take a cozy coffee break near the Bahnhofstrasse?
Yummie, lovely and cozy – these three words are actually already enough to describe Babu’s. The coffee place and bakery lies in a side street just next to the Bahnhofstrasse and feels like an oasis in the buzz of business and shopping. If you’re looking for a absolutely mouthwatering treat, the choice is yours: coffee, teas, homemade cakes, muffins and salads – all freshly prepared. The place can get quite busy, so if you don’t want to stand in line, go for the take-away options.
BTW: If you’re ever in Davos, visit Kafi Klatsch, it’s by the same owners as Babu’s and therefore equally cozy!
Another great place for coffee, delicious titbits and people-watching is Sprüngli at Paradeplatz. Read our post to learn more.