Recognized "for a conscientious and successful reconstruction of a building dating from the 1960s and for an excellent entrepreneurial philosophy in the field of social tourism. The Zurich Youth Hostel is a typical example of the careful application of architecture and design as practiced by Swiss Youth Hostels".
The guildsmen certainly had style. The 30 butchers who practiced their trade in the lane now named after it purchased this house in 1484 for the sum of 300 talers. It was here that they socialized and held their assemblies – at least until 1798, when the Revolution put an end to the old order of the guilds.
The “Pharmacy museum” contains collections of old pharmaceuticals, pharmacy furniture, laboratory utensils, ceramics, instruments, books, art- and craftwork. The museum is situated in the old house “Zum Vorderen Sessel”, where the famous humanist Erasmus and the alchemist Paracelsus once dwelled. Well worth a visit not only for specialists but also for interested laymen.