Zurich's Bahnhofstrasse stretches from the main station down to
the shores of Lake Zurich and is one of the world's most expensive
and exclusive shopping avenues. The 'mother of all shopping
streets' guarantees a sophisticated opportunity to window shop.
You will find a myriad of small boutiques, antique shops, bars
and cafés in the Old Town on the left and right bank of the River
The oldest vegetarian restaurant in Europe (opened in 1898) and
still one of Zurich's gastronomic highlights. Its main attraction
is a large salad bar, containing more than 40 different types of
freshly prepared vegetables. The restaurant is also known for its
vegetarian Indian specialties.
One of Zurich's most famous restaurants with a long history
serving some of the best food in town. The decor includes original
paintings by Klee, Chagall, Matisse, Miró, Kandinsky, Braque,
Bonnard, and Picasso.
The zoo is home to 320 different species from all over the world
and is situated in beautiful parkland above Zurich's city centre.
One of the zoo's highlights is the 11,000sqm hall containing
several hundred plants and animal species from the Madagascan
Niederdorf & Oberdorf District
Zurich is a pedestrian zone with lots of boutiques hidden away
in a patchwork of alleys. At night the many bars, restaurants and
street artists turn the Niederdorf into an exciting centre of
entertainment for a colourful public.
Don't miss one of Switzerland's most renowned art galleries
featuring all the main European art periods from the Middle Ages
One of the best known venues in Zurich with four bars across two
floors, ranging from a spectacular, chandelier-laden main bar to a
comfortable lounge area, arranged with large cushions and wooden
The most popular place to seek out nightlife in Zurich is the Old
Town, on the left bank of the River Limmat, with many bars and
cafes tucked away on the side streets such as Niederdorfstrasse and
Oberdorfstrasse. New bars and clubs keep opening up in the city,
especially to the west of the Hauptbahnhof in the fourth and fifth
districts, around Langstrasse and Escher-Wyss-Platz.