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Paradeplatz

Sit back with a coffee and a chocolate from a world famous confectioner and watch the passing parade pass in Zurich’s prestigious financial center.

Paradeplatz it is a bustling city square and tram junction in the Bahnhofstrasse, the shopping district in Zurich. In the 1700s the square was a cattle market and later a parade ground. Today, it is home to some of Switzerland’s leading financial and insurance houses, high-end fashion boutiques, world-famous confectioners, restaurants and historic buildings.

Seven tramlines converge at the Paradeplatz, and during rush hours the square buzzes with streams of business people, workers and shoppers. Admire the buildings and banking offices that surround the square. Gaze up at the Türler-Clock in the Türler shop and the impressive Credit Suisse Zürich building in the middle of the Paradeplatz. Built in 1876 by famous architect Jakob Friedrich Wanner, this structure signifies the financial heart of the city. Stroll through the ground floor of the Credit Suisse Zurich where you will find boutiques, a restaurant and the popular “Lichthof,” an atrium with a glass ceiling. 

Paradeplatz is known as one of Zurich’s most expensive pieces of real estate. With the financial affluence come the designer stores and restaurants to compliment it. This is where you will find the latest haute couture fashion from top designers such as Armani, Gucci, Rolex and Jimmy Choo.

One of the highlights of Paradeplatz is chocolate tasting at the world-renowned Sprüngli café. Enjoy a coffee, a piece of cake or a light lunch and watch some of the country’s wealthiest people strutting their stuff. Make sure you try the famous Luxemburgerli, Sprüngli's signature macaroon. The café is also famous for its gourmet brunch served with house-made breads, jams and soaked Birchermüesli with cream. In the Sprüngli shop you can buy a selection of tarts, cakes, truffles and handmade dark chocolate to take home.

Located in downtown Zurich, the Paradeplatz is a short walk to the old city, the Limmat River and the Fraumunster.


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Lodging Near Paradeplatz

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Paradeplatz Apartment by Airhome

Paradeplatz Apartment by Airhome

In Gassen 16, Zurich
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Old Town, this apartment is steps from St. Peter Church and Fraumuenster. Bahnhofstrasse and Kunsthaus Zurich are also within 15 minutes.

$220
Boutique Hotel Wellenberg

Boutique Hotel Wellenberg

Niederdorf Strasse 10, Zurich
4.2
of 5, from 1,203 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated on Niederdorfstrasse, a popular pedestrian street, the Boutique Hotel Wellenberg is a block from the Limmatquai. The Rudolf-Brun-Brücke tram stop and the shopping street of Bahnhofstrasse are both within a 10-minute walk across the river.

$134
Hotel Montana Zürich

Hotel Montana Zürich

Konradstrasse 39, Zurich
4.0
of 5, from 651 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in 5. Gewerbeschule - Escher Wyss, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Museum of Design and Swiss National Museum. Bahnhofstrasse and Fraumuenster are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$177
Motel One Zürich

Motel One Zürich

Brandschenkestrasse 25, Zurich
4.5
of 5, from 11 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in Old Town, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ethnographic Museum at the University of Zurich, Bahnhofstrasse, and Fraumuenster. Swiss National Museum and Kunsthaus Zurich are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$184
Sorell Hotel Seidenhof

Sorell Hotel Seidenhof

Sihlstrasse 9, Zurich
4.2
of 5, from 900 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

The Sorell Hotel Seidenhof is located in the heart of the city, at the famous Bahnhofstrasse. Dining and entertainment venues, transportation, and Lake Zurich are within walking distance of the hotel.

Historic City Center Apartment by Airhome

Historic City Center Apartment by Airhome

Lintheschergasse 23, Zurich
4.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Old Town, this apartment is within a 15-minute walk of Swiss National Museum, Bahnhofstrasse, and Fraumuenster. Kunsthaus Zurich and Zoo Zurich are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$304
Hotel Schweizerhof Zürich

Hotel Schweizerhof Zürich

Bahnhofplatz 7, Zurich
4.7
of 5, from 171 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Zurich hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Swiss National Museum, Bahnhofstrasse, and Fraumuenster. Kunsthaus Zurich and Zoo Zurich are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$162
Hotel Adler

Hotel Adler

Rosengasse 10, Zurich
4.4
of 5, from 308 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Niederdorf, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Musee Visionnaire, Fraumuenster, and Bahnhofstrasse. Kunsthaus Zurich and Swiss National Museum are also within 15 minutes.