Located in various stores across the country, a trip to Switzerland is not complete without a trip to Grieder. The Brunschwig family opened this high-end store opened in 1891 in Geneva. Now, multiple locations of Bogenie Grieder reside in various Swiss cities. You can find all of your favorite brands in one place; the store offers hundreds of designers specializing in different areas such as women, men, children, accessories and home goods.
You’ll also find a delightful and charming restaurant called Griederbar in the Zurich store. Shoppers can come here to dine after an afternoon or morning of browsing and shopping to enjoy a lovely meal and beverage on a terrace overlooking Zurich’s Paradeplatz.
In the Paradeplatz, this store sits in a beautiful, old building on Bahnhofstrasse. Bahnhofstrasse is one of the world’s most expensive and exclusive shopping streets. Shoppers can easily access this street through the multiple tram lines that run through the town. If time permits, take a stroll down Bahnhofstrasse and take a look into some of the stores such as Burberry, Chanel and Hermes. The street came into existence in 1864 after the demolition of the city fortifications.
After shopping in Grieder, make sure to check out the entirety of the Paradeplatz square. This is one of the most famous squares in all of Switzerland and is also home to the famous chocolate shop and café, Confiserie Spünglie.
A pioneer of the famed Swiss chocolate, David Spünglie opened his first shop in 1836 on the Marktgasse in Zurich. By the 1850s, Spünglie and his son expanded the shop to the Paradeplatz. Now, there are fourteen locations both in and around Zurich. We recommend ordering from their diverse selection of specialties along with some more simple delicacies in order to really appreciate the quality of the chocolate.