Brockiland, Second Hand Shop
Visitors to Switzerland can often experience sticker shock at the boutiques and home décor shops where prices can run double from neighboring shops in Italy, France and Germany. But Zurich’s high quality “brokihausen,” second hand stores abound with art, books, vintage alpine tins and milk bottles, fondue caquelon pots, used alpine hiking maps, and raclette makers. There’s no shortage of useful Alpine treasures to be had at this gigantic two-level brokihaus hidden discreetly in an underground garage full of surprises in Zurich’s Wiedikon neighborhood.
By Adam H. Graham, AFAR Contributor