Baur Au Lac

Glamorous, elegant, ideally located

Talstrasse 1, Zurich Ch 8001, Zurich 08001


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At a Glance

This nearly 180-year-old downtown property is a reliable classic with Old World décor and polished service.

Indagare Loves

  • Room service breakfast on the balcony overlooking the Limmat River, the Alps and Lake Zurich
  • The beautiful gardens and on-property bee hives
  • The five-star service and Old World atmosphere


The Baur Au Lac, founded by Johannes Baur in 1844, has played host to notable financiers, intellectuals and celebrities throughout its nearly two centuries in operation. In fact, Alfred Nobel first conceived his idea for the Nobel Peace Prize in one of the hotel’s salons.

Set within its own park, the landmark property has views of Lake Zurich and the Alps, and provides some privacy from the busy Paradeplatz financial district and main shopping street, Bahnofstrasse. The meticulous lobby restoration, completed in 2022, along with the buzzy new dining at Baur's Bar, the seasonal Terrace Restaurant, Winter Fondue Chalet and addition of 80,000 resident bees at their onsite apiary has turned this classic property into a destination for visitors and locals alike.

The 120 spacious and refined rooms are individually decorated in Art Deco, French Louis XVI and English Regency styles. Enormous fresh floral arrangements, valet parking, around the clock car and driver services, heated floors, marble bathrooms and the finest Italian fabrics are a few of the amenities that have earned the Baur Au Lac its repeat clientele.

Who Should Stay

First-time visitors looking to absorb local culture from a prime location in downtown Zurich.

Written by Elise Bronzo

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