A tradition of quality

The Hotel Hirschen is situated on the eastern entry of the old village of Eglisau. "Hirsch" is German for deer or stag. Guesthouses and restaurants in Switzerland often use animal references in their names, such as Löwen (Lion) or Falken (Hawk).

The first historical reference of the Hirschen dates back to 1523. Throughout its 500 year history several notable families were owners of the establishment.

In the following centuries, the late Gothic building was enlarged, remodelled, and additional floors were added. Every historic detail was painstakingly refurbished and recreated and the rooms furnished befittingly. Consequently the Hirschen Inn was selected as Switzerland’s “Historic Hotel of the Year 2009”.