Zurich, the capital of the German speaking canton of Zurich, is the largest city of Switzerland and a business and finance centre. It is beautiful situated on the north part of Lake Zurich. This place already has been populated in roman times. Zurich was mentioned for the first time in 929. The town wall was built during the 1230s. Right there, where the river Limmat issues from the Lake Zurich, you can find the historic centre of the city.
Zurich & Hotel Baur Au Lac
One of the most important sights of the old town is the Großmünster (great minster) on the east side of the river Limmat. The first building of that minster was built during the twenties of the 9th century. On the west side of the river you can find another important clerical building. It is the Frauenmünster (lady’s minster). Its construction started before 874 and was finished in the 15th century. Later Marc Chagall designed the choir windows of that minster. Only a stone’s throw from here, in south west direction, the third famous historic building is situated. It is the Baur Au Lake Hotel.
The 5 stars Baur Au Lake Hotel, placed on the quay of Lake Zurich was opened by Johannes Baur in 1844. It features 124 rooms, including 42 suites. The Hotel Baur Au Lake is the tastiest designed palace hotel in Switzerland. All rooms, halls and restaurants are decorated in warm, modest and inter-balanced colour schemes. The rooms are equipped with cable TV, mini bar, air conditioning, modem connection, telephone and fax. Wireless LAN is available all over the house. The traditional stylish furnishings have been chosen in France, Italy and England. From some of the rooms you have an amazing view across the Lake to the hills.
Three restaurants, one terrace, one bar, one night club and the hall provide its guests culinary specialities. Mediterranean cuisine is offered by the Pavilion, located in the private park of the Baur Au Lake Hotel. The Restaurant Français is specialised in French and Italian cuisine, combined with an excellent wine card. The restaurant Rive Gauche offers Mediterranean grill specialities. A number of beautiful arranged rooms for private blankets and business meetings, a fitness club, and much more, belong to the interior of the prestigious hotel.