In Zurich’s old town you will find tradesmen, antique dealers, bookshops and florists alongside trendy shops, jewellery shops, Zurich labels and hairdressers. This combination of many different specialist shops, which can only be found here, makes the old town a unique shopping district. Traditions are maintained to this day in many of the businesses.
In sharp contrast are the numerous trendy shops contributing to the diversity and unique character of the shopping precinct in Zurich’s old town. The Time-Tunnel is a good example of this: here the fashion conscious can find second-hand designer objects, or have their hair cut at the hairdressers. Situated on the opposite bank of the River Limmat is situated one of the city’s oldest districts. The Schipfe is still dominated by tradesmen today, and you can often obtain expert advice from the specialist or artist in person, whether a goldsmith or wood carving specialist. And along Strehlgasse and Storchengasse, in Gassen and Wühre, you will find boutiques with exclusive fashions.