In the restaurant of the Hirschen inn, there are two small windows, so-called spying windows. A regular guest used to look through the smaller one to check whether his wife would already be waiting for him outside their house down the road – and if yes, whether he saw her with a thunderous face. He then could decide if he would take the risk of having another glass of wine with his companions or go home without further delay.
For lovers of Historic Hotels
After four years of renovations, this hotel won the Historic Hotel of the Year award in 2009 for expert preservation and reuse of historical elements. Rooms are stylishly and skilfully furnished with 18th century pieces from the region. Goethe was a guest at the Hirschen in 1797. Handsome baroque facade paintings from the 17th century. Excellent cuisine.
Certified by ICOMOS
Historic Hotel of the Year 2009
i> Hirschen Inn has been distinguished "for the careful and skilled conservation and restoration of the historic inn. This includes both the way the interior decorating was authentically restored and the reuse of historical elements. The decoration of the rooms with 18th century furniture from the region is done just as stylishly and skilfully as the refurnishing of the restaurant, bar and dining room." The Wirtshaus Zum Hirschen, the largest secular building in the town of Eglisau, is located on the Untergasse directly on the Rhine. The inn, also sometimes known as the "Goldener Hirschen" (the "Golden Stag"), dates back to the 16th century, with the main structure on the eastern side dating from 1573.
For lovers of Typically Swiss HotelsSituated on the Rhine in the medieval town of Eglisau. Listed, historical building, which was first mentioned in 1523. Beautifully and tastefully refurbished with a masterly mix of tradition and modernity. Excellent restaurant serving regional products such as Flaacher asparagus, melons from the Rafzerfeld, Pircher wines and Vivi Cola from Eglisau.
By car: from Zurich via Zurich-Airport 25 km from Zurich-Airport 13 km (direction Bülach/Schaffhausen) from Schaffhausen 19 km (direction Neuhausen/Jestetten) from the Rhine Falls 15 km (direction Jestetten/Rafz from Winterthur 20 km (direction Pfungen/Embrach/Rorbas/Rafz) from Zurzach 24 km (direction Kaiserstuhl/Glattfelden In Eglisau, on the north side of the Rhine bridge, enter the Old Town and follow the Rhine until the Hotel Hirschen. By train: www.sbb.ch Ten minutes walk from the train station, with advance notice we can arrange a pick up service.