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Since 1523 | 8193 Eglisau (ZH)

Romantik Hotel Gasthof Hirschen

Historic inn, situated on the Rhine, excellent cuisine.
The landmarked Hotel Hirschen has a history dating back to the 16th century. The hotel is located in the quaint town of Eglisau, only 30 minutes from Zurich, beautifully situated along the banks of the Rhine River.
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The landmarked Hotel Hirschen has a history dating back to the 16th century. The hotel is located in the quaint town of Eglisau, only 30 minutes from Zurich, beautifully situated along the banks of the Rhine River.

The hotel was renovated and refurnished between 2003 and 2007 with painstaking care and passion for details. Seven historic rooms and suites conjure up the charm and beauty of yesteryear. Each room has its distinguished charm in which our guests can sense the ambiance of centuries passed without missing today's comfort. The culinary creations can be enjoyed in the lively bistro and are based upon a modern and fresh-from-the-market cuisine with references to classical cooking.


In the city, By the water

Opening Hours

Closed in January and 1st week of February


Banquets/Weddings, Icomos Award


Our host Audrey and Denny Lewa are passionate about your well-being and look forward to your visit.


The first documentary evidence of the Hirschen in ­Eglisau dates back to 1523. The largest secular building in this medieval town lies directly on the Rhine, integrated into the lowest row of houses on the river. Over the centuries, the building has been renovated and expanded several times, but its structure and structural fabric are largely intact.
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Today the main building houses the restaurant and guest rooms, while a bistro, a lounge and additional apartments are located in the attached western section. During a 1974 renovation restorers discovered paintings on the façade, which they were able to bring back to life with the help of the cantonal office for the preservation of historic buildings and monuments. They are among the most significant façade paintings in the Canton of Zurich and give the building a special place in the historic townscape. Following a change in owners, the new proprietors decided on a comprehensive renovation of the building. Between 2003 and 2007, the interior and façades were carefully renovated and restored. Original furnishings were returned to their historic locations within the building and period elements from elsewhere incorporated into the historical context. At the same time, the new owner furnished the hotel with an impressive collection of valuable furniture. Modern touches have been skillfully integrated. In 2009, Icomos named the Hirschen Historic Hotel of the Year. It has been a member of Swiss Historic ­Hotels since 2008.

Rooms & Gastronomy

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A stay in the carefully renovated and furnished house is a unique experience. Seven historic rooms, junior suites and suites bring to life the charm and beauty of bygone times. Depending on the room, you will find yourself in the typical ambiance of the 17th, 18th or 19th century life.


Enjoy our fine cuisine in the lively bistro, the historic restaurant or on the cozy Rhine terrace. Our cuisine combines classic menus with new interpretations of popular dishes complemented by seasonal and regional products. In the colorful Belle Epoque dining room, you can enjoy an unobstructed view of the beautiful Rhine landscape. For smaller parties, the Goethe Room, likewise on the Rhine side, is ideal. A 17th century grisaille decorated ceiling and walls award this space.


Region Eglisau

The idyllic landscape along the Rhine is ideal for hiking swimming, jogging, biking or nordic walking. Scenic boat rides depart directly in front of the inn.

Contact & Arrival

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Romantik Hotel Gasthof Hirschen
Untergass 28, 8193 Eglisau (ZH)

+41 43 411 11 22


By train: timetables on

Transfer from the train station Hüntwangen-Wil to the bus stop "Eglisau Städtli" each:
Mon-Fri 6.17 hourly until 20.17 / SAT from 7:17 and SUN from 09.17 hourly until 20:17 with bus line 542.
Mon-Fri 6.47, 7.47, 15.47, 16.47, 17.47 and 18.47 Uhr with bus line 543.

There is no bus connection from Eglisau train station to the hotel.

On foot: approx 15 minutes from Eglisau train station to the Romantik Hotel Gasthof Hirschen. Pick-up can be arranged.


Historic hotel of the year 2009
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