175 years Baur au Lac

A story worthy of a cinematic experience

Pioneering hotel owner Johannes Baur wrote the first chapter of a one-of-a-kind success story when he opened his hotel on the banks of Lake Zurich in 1844.

In our new film about the hotel, you’ll be taken on a journey through time and listen to a host of colorful characters tell the uniquely gripping story of Baur au Lac. Hotel employees reveal personal experiences, regular guests share a few fond memories, and the Kracht family – the owners of the hotel – offer an exclusive look at their private family album.

Tradition, emotion and innovation: three traits that embody the spirit of the hotel’s founder, allowing him to live on at the Baur au Lac 175 years and seven generations later.