Hauptbahnhof - Main Station, Zürich

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    NOVA Lights

    by barbskie Updated Nov 27, 2010

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    I am wondering what is that "Ding" hanging on the ceiling of Zürich's main train station. My curiosity says: it is the new highlight of the "Hall". A high-tech Body of light named "Nova" weighing 3.3 tons, composed of 25,000 light conicals that beams into more than 16 millions schemes of color showing different sequences in three-dimensional display. The project is realized by scientist from ETH Zürich(Engineering School), symbolizing Art, Science and Soceity. According to them, it will offer a moment of relaxation and tranquility to passers by and travelers. Take time and enjoy watching this new spectacular at the hall.

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    Hauptbahnhof

    by german_eagle Updated May 25, 2009

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    Zürich's Hauptbahnhof (Central Railway Station) is one of the busiest in Europe. It is *the* hub for public transportation in Switzerland. It is also a beautiful building (finished 1871) with a lot of details worth to watch, like the statue of Helvetia above the main entrance.

    And it is a large shopping centre, open even on Sundays and holidays. Without a plan I would get lost there. One finds excellent groceries (cheese!), the Sprüngli confiserie, but also clothing stores etc.

    Hauptbahnhof, main entrance Hauptbahnhof, inside main hall
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    Christmas Fair

    by barbskie Updated Nov 30, 2008

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    While in Zurich you will automatically won't miss this yearly event-the Christmas Fair in the Mainstation and Shopville. A covered Christmas market thus making it unique than the others. At the ground floor is the huge Christmas Tree decorated with Swarovski crystals and & jewelries. It sparkles and glitters all around the Railway city and is the biggest Indoor Christmas Market in Europe.
    To date: A month before Christmas
    This year's fair: 28th November to 24th December
    Mo-Fr 11:00 - 21:00, Sa-So 10.00 bis 20.00
    20th December 10.00 - 22.00 /24th December 11.00 - 16.00
    1st photo: Huge christmas tree adorned with Swarovski crystals
    2nd photo: Handmade artificial orchids and etc

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    Weekly Market

    by barbskie Updated May 11, 2007

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    A market every Wednesday where you can buy a variety of homemade products, fresh farm flowers, fruits and vegetables. I usually buy fresh bread here. Sometimes you might see me and my hubby sitting somewhere eating Bratwurst(sausage) and bread. A friend has a a stall here selling fresh fruits tidbits and fresh juices.

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    Internet Cafe

    by barbskie Updated May 2, 2007

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    Reaching out the world......... the best known internet cafe in the city.They offer to their international guests a"surf and snack", hassle-free internet services and an interesting meeting point in the city centre. They are open 7 days a week . Located in a pleasant atmosphere near the Urania Observatory and in the Urania Parking .


    Monday - Friday: 07:00 - 23:00
    Saturday: 08:00 - 23:00
    Sunday: 10:00 - 22:00

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    Shopville, the Underground shopping

    by barbskie Updated Mar 31, 2007

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    This area is not only well appreciated from the locals but also from travellers. Located between the main floor and the undergroundtracks of the city's main station. Groceries, drugstores, chocolate shops, fashion jewelries, flowers, boutiques, perfumes, shoes, stockings, electronics, photos, computer, music, bookstores,papetry,sportshops, beverages or even a fitness center, dental clinic, orthopedy and a large telephone & internet corner and bancomats. Shop and have drinks, a quickie lunch or have some goodies from take away stands.

    Shopville area Shoe shopping Passage to Shopville and Mainstation wanna get fit?

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    Zurich's main Train Station

    by barbskie Updated Mar 31, 2007

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    The station is one of the departure points for excursions all over Switzerland and to the neighboring European countries and intercontinental journeys. A baroque style of building facing to the city's famous and main street Bahnhofstrasse. At the ground level, there are various events and activities the whole year round. It may be a weekly market, cinema, concerts or sport events. These all take place here. There's no boring waitings for the train. In the hall you'll find a lot of cosy bars, imbiss and cafes or just sit down on one of the benches and have a look overhead. You may see some old and modern Arts and Architecture or maybe a hovering Angel keeping watch over the travellers. You may have also your last shopping before continuing your journey. Swiss souvenirs to chocolates or if one might need some medics so badly, a Pharmacy and a Drugstore a Medical Clinic(Permanence) for emergency are right there for you.

    Mainstation by night
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    Main station

    by Subria Written Feb 7, 2006

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    The main station is the first thing most visitors see of Zurich. It is not just a railway station, there is also a shopping centre inside and a lot of events in the main hall. For example there is a weekly market, a cinema in summer and the chrismas market in Dezember. You can also find a tourist information here.

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    Bizarre art in train station

    by littlesam1 Updated Oct 20, 2003

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    Whenever I arrive in a new city I immediately start looking for what will be my first impression of the city. I did not have to leave the station before this bizarre piece of art caught my attention. This was suspended from the ceiling of the station. I love bizarre and unusual street art. This certainly fits the description.

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    Train Station

    by littlesam1 Updated Oct 20, 2003

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    We arrived in Zurich at the main train station. From our hotel in Bern it was only about 2.5 to 3 hours to get to Zurich. We were able to spend the entire day and most of the night and still get back in time to catch the train back to Bern. The station is large and very clean. There is a tourist office in the station where you can find maps and brochures to help you with your visit in Zurich.

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    Main station

    by Bigs Written Sep 12, 2002

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    For me the main station is the nicest building in Zurich! Great outdoors and indoors! The huge hall in there is tremendous! An angel of Niki de Saint Phalle is hanging in there!
    Nice bars and restaurants in there! And the touristinfo is there as well! Here you will find a lot of stuff about Zurich and Switzerland!

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    To the casual eye this is the...

    by Michael_D Written Aug 24, 2002

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    To the casual eye this is the Hauptbanhoff the train station for Zurich. Underneath the majestic Bahnhofstrasse is a series of vaults that is crammed with gold and silver. Zurich is a premier player in the world precious metals market and this is where its all stored.(NOT open to the public)
    Hmmmm..remember Juan and Evita Peron and all the missing gold reserves in Argentina...I wonder if...uh...(never mind)........

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    Hauptbahnhof at Christmas

    by carolynllew Updated Feb 6, 2005

    Have you ever seen a huge Christmas tree in a public train station decorated only with Swarovski crystal !

    Zurich,s most expensive tree
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    Main Station (Hauptbahnhof)

    by matcrazy1 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Magnificent building (designed by Wanner) dating back to 1871, with interesting architectural elements.
    There is Zurich Tourist Office there :-).
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    HAUPTBAHNHOF
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    Bahnhofplatz

    by Burtty Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Bahnhofplatz was the place where we started our walk in Zurich. The railway station and the statue was beautiful.

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