This inn is idyllically situated on the Rhine in the historic little bridge town of Eglisau. It was first mentioned as far back as 1523. In 2007 the Hirschen was reopened after four years of renovation. Seven rooms and suites with the atmosphere of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, but with 21st century comfort. Gourmet restaurant with 1 Star Michelin and 16 Gault Millau points and bistro with a terrace overlooking the river.


The Hirschen guesthouse was first mentioned in 1523. This traditional establishment on the Rhine reopened in 2007. The buildings complex is a listed monument under the Federation and canton of Zurich. It is a unique experience to stay in one of the 7 individual rooms and suites, all with specially selected 17th-19th-century antique furnishings. Rooms are equipped with all mod cons and offer wonderful views of the Rhine flowing by or of the historical little town of Eglisau. All culinary needs are catered for by the bistro, with its large terrace in the summer, and the gourmet restaurant. The Belle Epoque hall provides seating for up to 70 guests at banquets or meetings. A historical meeting room for up to 14 people is ideal for smaller functions.

Swiss Historic Hotel

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 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.


  • Underground car park
  • Public parking
  • Very quiet rooms
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Radio
  • WC in Room
  • Phone
  • TV
  • Panoramic view
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace



Romantik Hotel Gasthof Hirschen
Untergass 28
8193 Eglisau

Phone +41 (0)43 411 11 22
Fax +41 (0)43 411 11 33


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Romantik Hotel Gasthof Hirschen
Untergass 28
8193 Eglisau
Phone +41 (0)43 411 11 22

Travel information: Eglisau