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    Hospitality for more than 660 years


The Storchen is located in the romantic heart of Zurich, in the centre of the old city, directly on the river Limmat and just a few yards away from Paradeplatz and Bahnhofstrasse, the Fraumünster church (Chagall windows), the Opera House and Tonhalle Concert Hall, from alleys and squares and all the marvellous opportunities for shopping.


Hospitality for more than 660 years

Paracelsus knew it, Grimmelshausen stayed here, Richard Wagner was a guest at the “Storchen”: For more than 660 years, the hospitality of the “Storchen” at the Weinplatz in Zurich has been renowned. The wellknown author John Irving immortalised the “Storchen” in “A Son of the Circus” and “A Widow for One Year”. And in the early twentieth century, the industrialist E.G. Bührle transformed it into what it is today. 

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