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Paradeplatz

Paradepl., 8001 Zürich, Switzerland
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Paradeplatz: Zurich's Epicenter Zurich  Switzerland
Street Parade Zurich Zurich  Switzerland
Paradeplatz: Zurich's Epicenter Zurich  Switzerland
Street Parade Zurich Zurich  Switzerland

Paradeplatz: Zurich's Epicenter

This square on the left bank of the Limmat serves as the very crux of the city, a must-visit for understanding the Zurich way of life in all its elegance and efficiency. It’s home to the headquarters of its largest banks (Credit Suisse takes up one side, UBS another), the iconic eateries Zeughauskeller and Sprungli, the luxe department store Grieder, and is a junction for most of the city’s tram lines. It’s also Swiss-style pretty—for most of the year, red and pink geraniums line the square in immaculate rows.

Photo © Martin Rütschi/Zürich Tourism.

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