Avoid a tacky souvenir and pick yourself up a unique memory of Zurich at one of these 10 places. From Swiss army knives and cow bells, these special handicrafts and antiques are sure to not be on offer anywhere else.
As its name suggests, everything at Limited Stock is already quite rare. The owners specialise in finding only unique items to sell to their clientele. It’s an odd-job sort of shop with everything from antique clocks to garden trowels on sale. You’re not guaranteed to find the souvenir of your dreams here, as it really depends on what they have in the store when you visit. What is guaranteed however, is that you won’t find your chosen item in many other places.
Limited Stock, Spiegelgasse 22, Zürich, Switzerland, +41 43 268 56 20
Specialising in handmade craftworks that are typical of Switzerland, Heimatwerk has a whole lot to offer from glass vases to ceramics, chopping boards and fondue sets, to watches. They also have a bunch of handmade wooden toys for children. You’re sure to find some not so typical items here as well, so it is well worth a browse. All of the products at Heimatwerk are crafted by local artisans.
Heimatwerk, Bahnhofstrasse 2, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland, +41 44 222 19 55
The home of fine stationery and accessories in Zurich, Landolt-Arbenz is a dream store for the literary minded. Ink pens, leather-bound notebooks and personalised letter paper are just a few of the many high-end items you’ll find here. Among the illustrious brands stocked are Mont Blanc, Graf Von Faber-Castell and S.T Dupont.
Landolt-Arbenz, Bahnhofstrasse 65, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland, +41 43 443 77 00