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Shopping in Switzerland - outlets, shopping streets and boutiques

BASEL Shopping in Switzerland will be a pleasant part of the trip, but few people travel specially for that. Nevertheless, there is a huge number of shops. Geneva can be called the center of shopping. Boutiques, shopping centers and department stores are concentrated there. Tourists often bring from Switzerland different types of cheese, the famous Swiss chocolate, and Alpine bells. Local producers surprise with the unusual tastes of chocolate; the most unexpected ingredients, such as chili, can be added. You can buy chocolate in supermarkets or shopping centers, but it won’t be elite. The exclusive Swiss chocolate is sold in specialized shops; the prices for it are slightly higher.
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Do not forget about the Swiss watch. It is impossible to stumble on a fake at local shops. The most famous watch brands are Rolex, Tissot, Cartier, Omega, and Patek Philippe can be found there. It is better to buy a watch in Zurich, there is the largest selection of models in different price segments. Luxury watches can be tried on Bahnhofstrasse; products at more democratic prices can be bought in the historic part of the city. Stores in Switzerland, even the most elite local producers, usually have a fairly modest and simple design. It's not customary to exhibit luxury and wealth. Prices for watches in all cities of the country are almost identical, so that you can buy a model you like anywhere.
Great opportunities for shopping are offered by Geneva. Shopping in the city is concentrated on the main shopping streets - rue du Marche and rue du Rive; they have boutiques of world famous brands. In the center of the city, there is the Bon Genie department store. It features boutiques of such brands as Chanel, Sonia Rykiel, Jimmy Choo, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Salvatore Ferragamo. Cheeses, chocolate and other gastronomic goods and souvenirs are better to buy in the Deli Globus. There you can find cosmetics and household goods. Goods at more democratic prices should be found in the outlet of Le Mouton A Cinc Pattes and the Cornavin shopping complex. It's worth to look for exclusive items in Lugano, where there is a pedestrian street with boutiques and shops. The longest street with shops in Europe is located in Bern. Copyright
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Another center of shopping in Switzerland is the small ski resort Samnaun, which is a duty-free zone. Here you do not have to pay VAT for any goods. In addition, most stores offer an additional 15-20% discount, which makes shopping even more attractive. The largest outlet of Switzerland, Foxtown, is located in the town of Mendrisio. It features stores of more than 250 brands; discounts can reach 50-70%. Another major outlet is located near Basel. Fashion Fish has more than 50 shops with clothes and shoes by Guess, Puma, Marco Polo, and Beldona. Discounts are somewhat more modest, about 20-30%. Several small outlets are located in Zurich. The largest is Trois Pommes, it features Prada, Galliano, Lagerfeld, and Alexander McQueen. On average, they offer discounts of 20-30%.
the other side of the bridge In Switzerland, as in any European country, there are sales twice a year. Winter sales begin on Christmas and last until February. This time is considered the best for shopping in Switzerland; on holidays, discounts can reach 50-70%. Shops extend their working day and open even on holidays in December. Discounts increase gradually. The most profitable purchases can be made at the end of the season, in February. There are 5 major festive markets on Christmas, where you can buy souvenirs and gifts. The summer season of sales starts in mid-July and lasts until September.
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♥   Shopping area ' Bahnhofstrasse' Zürich. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Eisengasse' Basel. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Flon' Lausanne. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Freie Strasse' Basel. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Grendelstrasse' Luzern. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Kappelgasse)' Luzern. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Limmatquai' Zürich. On the map   Photos
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Designer outlets in Switzerland
♥   Outlet 'FoxTown Mendrisio' Via A. Maspoli 18 Mendrisio 6850 Switzerland. On the map
♥   Outlet 'OUTLET AUBONNE' Pré Neuf, Aubonne, 1170, Switzerland. On the map
♥   Outlet 'Villeneuve-Outlet' ch. de la Confrérie, Villeneuve, 1844, Switzerland. On the map

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Contra Dam

From the series “The Greatest Dams in the World”
An important tourist attraction is Contra Dam, located in Switzerland. Most tourists know it under the unofficial name - Verzasca dam. The unique architecture has long attracted curious tourists and active recreation enthusiasts. The dam construction took more than four years and ended in 1965. The dam, whose height is 220 meters, was chosen as the turning point of an episode of the film about James Bond in 1995.

'The role' of the dam in the film was quite impressive. The agent 007 jumped from Contra Dam, when hundreds of thousands of fans came to this area. Since then, thousands of people strive to repeat the leap of the agent. The dam serves as a place for Bunjee Jumping. Contra Dam is also known among the fans of the other film - Dhoom 3. This was one of the most exciting moments of … Read all


From the series “The Greatest Dams in the World”
The highest settlement in the world is located in Switzerland. Many travelers know Cleuson-Dixence under the other name - Grande Dixence. The wall of the dam on the Dixence river has the height of 285 meters. The dam has always been used since 1964 and has not lost its functional characteristics over the years. The dam building took 14 years. In order to reach Cleuson-Dixence, the modern tourists now have to overcome more than 30 kilometers of a very complicated mountain chain.

It should be noted that Cleuson-Dixence Dam is one of the country's most popular tourist attractions. In the middle of the 20th century the small house was built for the construction workers, which was later converted into the hotel. The experienced travelers recommend visiting this area in the second half of … Read all
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Shopping malls, boutiques and outlets in top cities of Switzerland

Fans of winter sports should visit Aellig Sportgeschäft shop that is open here. It sells everything needed for skiing. Many tourists in need of quality sports clothes and shoes visit this store. Zryd Sport & Mode, which is located nearby, is a must for everyone interested in fashionable sportswear. The shop offers both men’s and women’s clothes and always has a stock of trendy and eye-catching items. Pay your attention to Swiss-made goods because they are famous for their high quality. … Read more
There are many unusual and interesting shops on Niederdorfstrasse. This street is literally full of shops that offer clothes. Besides that, there are several historical stores that sell spices and other national delicacies. Many tourists visit this street in order to attend old coffee shops that look more like museums. The Old Town is traditionally rich in interesting shops. For example, sweet tooth travelers will fall in love with historical Confiserie Teuscher. For many years, the shop has … Read more
You should definitely buy local chocolate. If beautiful packaging is important to you, then choose souvenir bars and handmade candies. You can find them both in the shop opposite the train station, and in a couple of shops in the town center. If the chocolate quality is more important to you than the packaging, then you should just search for chocolate at a discount in any of the local grocery stores. You can find a variety of bars - bitter, milk, with filling or without filling. You can … Read more
Those who spare no expense for exquisite accessories, should definitely visit the Bucherer trading house. Here, buyers are offered watches and jewelry of Piaget, Baume & Mercier, Audemars Piguet, Longines, Girard Perregaux, TAG, Rado, Heuer, Tudor and Carl F. Bucherer famous brands. All the goods presented in this store are of the highest quality, but the prices are quite high as well. In Geneva, there are many interesting souvenir shops. Longemalle store remains at the peak of popularity among … Read more
Not far from the gallery is located Chalet store, which is known to all lovers of chocolate in the city. Chocolate is sold in a variety of forms and types. Visitors can choose beautiful gift sets of chocolates, original figured chocolate, and classic tiles, which are sold in bulk. Absolutely all chocolate products are handmade. In this store, you can order the production of individual sweet gifts. Buhler is a very popular store with tourists. It offers things indispensable on the journey and … Read more
Just a few steps from Lucerne Railway Station is RailCity, a tourist-oriented shopping complex. Within its walls, you can find the most popular and sought-after goods. They sell excellent Swiss watches and souvenirs, as well as branded clothes and shoes. There is also a large bookstore in the mall, and independent tourists will like a supermarket on the ground floor. A beautiful historic building houses Bucherer store specializing in Swiss watches. More than 3,000 models of this popular … Read more
In search of souvenirs, take a walk down Stadthausgasse street. It is here, that the most popular gift stores are concentrated. Many of them have been runing for decades and are combined with workshops. They sell great wood carvings, painted utensils, traditional magnets and postcards. One of Basel's most visited stores is Cafe Spitz, which sells the most popular chocolate-covered cherry with liqueur. These sweets can be found in many stores, but, according to experienced tourists, Cafe Spitz … Read more
Fumagalli Moda specializing in men's and women's clothing is popular among wealthy travelers. Goods presented here are very expensive - for an elegant men's overcoat, customers should be ready to pay about 1,000 CHF. High prices fully correspond to the premium quality of goods. Ladies will be able to choose a branded sophisticated handbag from Gianina Maliani, as well as other indispensable accessories, to match their look. Among the great variety of jewelry stores, Orion stands out. It … Read more

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