Located on the northwestern end of Lake Zurich, the city of Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland. The greatest Swiss city is a major financial center and has always kept this image, but Zurich owns more than that. Since the 18th century, the capital of the Zurich Canton has been an extensive cultural center which attracts many intellectuals. A refuge for thinkers during World War 1 and the birthplace of the Avant Garde Dadaism Art movement towards the end of the year 1915, dynamic Zurich is still today home to numerous notable museums and galleries.
In 2019, the Pavillon Le Corbusier opened its door after an extensive renovation. Ideally located on Zurichhorn Park on the shore of Lake Zurich, the Pavillon Le Corbusier is today run as a public museum by the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich on behalf of the City of Zurich. The last marvelous jewel designed by the most important architect of the 20th century is his only building made of steel, enamel and glass. The building was initiated by interior designer, gallery owner and patron Heidi Weber who commissioned Le Corbusier and oversaw its completion in 1967-two years after the sudden death of the architect. A unique architectural promenade.
The river Limmat crosses the picturesque and medieval center of Zurich. Just a few steps away, is the world-renowned shopping street Bahnhofstrasse and at its corner the most iconic world’s top luxury hotel, Baur Au Lac. The Swiss exceptional property is in a privileged position in its own landscaped park between the lake and the Schanzengraben. For 175 years and through six generations, Baur Au Lac has characterized tradition, modernity and continuity.
The 5 star hotel offers 119 rooms, including 27 junior suites and 18 suites. Spaciousness, high end materials and superior craftsmanship. Each room has a different decor from Art Deco, Louis XVI or English Regency mixed with multiple contemporary and beautiful pieces of art, exclusive French, Italian and English fabrics, custom made furniture and neutral tones. An ultimate comfort in an unfailing sense of style.
The history of the hotel follows the development of the city. A very rich history of a family. In 1820, Austrian from Vorarlberg Johannes Baur arrived in Zurich, he was 25 years old. He quickly got immersed in his new environment and in 1836 he opened Hotel Baur in the city with the help of foreign assets. In 1844, he opened a new project, Hotel Baur au Lac, located by the Lake Zurich. An innovation for the time as the new hotel faces the Lake.
Success came fast. Johannes Baur was a brilliant, discreet man who,very early, knew the codes of the art de vivre, the importance of personal attention and care in each detail which would make the outstanding aura of the property. Through the generations, the hotel came under the