Even though, not exactly known as a shopping hub, Switzerland, and its main cities like Zurich, Lucerne, and Bern offer everything a tourist requires for day-to-day activities (read clothes, daily necessity) or souvenirs that would remind them of this beautiful country.
Swiss chocolates, Swiss Army knives, Swiss cheese, Swiss backpacks or Swiss watches, the things to buy and take back home are plenty in Switzerland. Shopping in Switzerland isn’t really economic, and you may want to skip buying international clothing brands here, but a few things like cheese and chocolates are worth sampling.
Cheese lovers must make it a point to visit the weekly market to buy, sample or simply get awed of stand of the farmers and cheese makers stacked high with wheels of cheese. Another must visit places for shopaholics are tax-free and duty-free shops at Zurich Airport that guarantee best price. Did you know anyone who buys a specially designated product at duty free shops and finds it on sale at a lower price elsewhere in the Swiss market is entitled to receive a refund equivalent to double the difference in purchase price! Shopping at tax-free and duty-free shops at Zurich Airport ensures not only high-quality products but it also guarantees that you do not burn big hole in your vacation budget.
If you are visiting Zurich at beginning of March, do visit the Rosenhof crafts market and have a glanceat the striking foreign curios, hip handmade clothes, Swiss handicrafts, jewellery and ceramics. While in Bern, visit Westside a state-of-the-art leisure and shopping centre, with plenty of shops, restaurants, a cinema, a water park and spa. The shopping centre was designed by internationally acclaimed architect Daniel Libeskind and is a one stop shop for your shopping needs.
Even though, not exactly known as a shopping hub, Switzerland, and its main cities like Zurich, Lucerne, and Bern offer everything a tourist requires for day-to-day activities ...