The small town of Baden is today both an industrial-urban settlement within the wider conurbation of Zurich with modern, city foci, but also a tranquil thermal spa resort and cultural centre - a town of contrasts.
An architectural masterpiece that is unique in Europe: 40 eye-catching wooden pavilions, partly standing on piles in the lake. This modern 5-star hotel exploits the symbiosis of water and land: each room has its own terrace and some even offer direct access to the lake. Brightly-lit conference rooms. La Table de Palafitte restaurant (with 13 Gault Millau points) was opened in spring 2014 after a complete renovation. Fantastic location right on the shore.
Elephants, rhinos, tigers, penguins and 20 species of monkeys are just some of the more than 360 animal species that can be admired at the Zurich Zoo. In the Masoala Rainforest Hall visitors can experience a piece of Madagascar first hand. A must-see for young and old.