Although famous for being Switzerland's financial powerhouse, Zurich is also a city of sophistication and charm, graced by a series of streets that are more than just transit routes. Indeed, these exclusive Zurich streets offer a unique combination of history, culture, fashion, gastronomy and business that capture the essence of the city. Let's see which ones they are.
Bahnhofstrasse, one of Zurich's most famous boulevards and world-renowned for being one of the most exclusive and expensive, cannot be missing from this list. Here you can find the shops of the biggest international fashion brands, such as Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, as well as elegant jewellery stores, such as Bucherer and Swarovski. Bahnhofstrasse is also the street that leads to Paradeplatz, the financial heart of Zurich, where the headquarters of UBS and Credit Suisse are located.
This charming street, once part of the route of the old Roman road through Zurich, is now a place of luxury boutiques and high-class restaurants. Rennweg maintains a quiet and relaxed atmosphere despite its central location, making it an ideal oasis for those seeking an exclusive yet discreet lifestyle.
Following the course of the river Limmat, this street offers a breathtaking view of Zurich's Old Town, the Grossmünster and the Rathaus. It is a great place to stroll, enjoy a coffee in one of the many picturesque cafés or visit antique shops and art galleries.
Located in the historic district of Niederdorf, this pedestrianised street is famous for its open-air cafés, high-quality restaurants, independent bookshops and unique shops. At night, the street comes alive with a lively entertainment scene, offering a perfect balance of lively spirit and sophisticated elegance.
6. Storchengasse: the high end of furniture
Storchengasse, adjacent to Bahnhofstrasse, is one of Zurich's most prestigious streets. It is home to a number of high-fashion boutiques. This street is home to a number of high-fashion boutiques, including Tom Ford, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, and others. It is a true paradise for luxury shoppers.
6. Schanzengraben Promenade
Not really a street in the traditional sense, the Schanzengraben Promenade is a pedestrian path along the city's medieval moat. It is an ideal place for relaxing walks, away from the hustle and bustle of the city but within walking distance of the centre.