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.
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.
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.