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DESTINATIONS switzerland zurich Shopping Sihlcity


Use to be an industrial-age paper mill, today a shopping and leisure centre, featuring 80 shops that boasts everything from fashion, shoes, cosmetic to electronics including restaurants, a hotel, a spa and cinema. They even have a Minicity Sihlcity, their own childcare facilities, where the parents can leave their kids for one or two hours while shopping in stores like C&A, Desigual, Esprit, Gant, H&M, The Body Shop and Tommy Hilfiger.


The main shopping area in Zürich is concentrated around the city centre, which makes it ideal for pedestrians and tourists. The most famous and one of the prettiest of the shopping areas is the Bahnhoffstrasse where you will find big department stores, fashion shops, accessories, Swiss watches and everything else your heart desires. The Bahnhoffstrasse area is part of Zürich’s banking district, and that is clearly visible in the number of exclusive and upmarket shops available. The area around Langstrasse contains a very cosmopolitan selection of shops and people which makes it a special experience every time you shop or just go there. The pedestrian alleyways around Niederdorf are a shopper’s paradise as there are several boutiques hidden away in a patchwork of alleys. Alongside the River Lammat is the Old Town, which is also a very attractive shopping area. It has fashion shops, jewellery and plenty of other things to offer. It is also in that area of Old town that you will find the smaller and more untraditional shops. It is, for instance, a very good place to find anything antique. Schipfe is the place to find the craftspeople who sell their handmade products along the river.