Baur au Lac World
The hotel in Zurich with more than 175 years of tradition...
Being a member of Leading Hotels of the World and Swiss Deluxe Hotels, the Baur au Lac meets the highest standards. Opened in 1844 by hotel pioneer Johannes Baur, the Baur au Lac has been setting standards for travellers from all over the world for over one and a half centuries. Empress Sissi stayed here, as did Audrey Hepburn and other great divas of film history. Even today, the most celebrated artists and high-ranking politicians of our time appreciate the proven and renowned Baur au Lac service.
Baur au Lac | Reinvention of an Icon
The "Baur au Lac Reloading" adventure, the largest renovation project in the recent history of Baur au Lac, began just over a year ago. On the blog of the same name, we gave exciting insights into the "make-over" process every week. Inspired by this, the Baur au Lac brand identity is now also to receive a new coat of paint. And once again, we want to creatively document this transformation and provide exclusive insights behind the scenes.
From horse-drawn carriages to electric lights and tablets. Change is the constant at the Baur au Lac.
Over almost two centuries, the Baur au Lac has not only defied the changing times, but has constantly reinvented itself to offer its guests the latest amenities. Travel through time with us.
Services & Amenities
Discover the city in a whole new light! Miloo e-bikes with "Beast" tyres for the ultimate ride.They persuade with a classy appearance, without sacrificing safety or restricting your movement needs. They make the ideal companion for weekend road excursions across the nation and safe city rides throughout the week. The top in their field.
Baur au Lac Garage
Baur au Lac Garage
Even when the horsepower was still primarily in front of and not under the bonnet, our Baur au Lac Garage offered our guests' first bodies not only protection from wind and weather, but also comprehensive service.
As one of very few 5-star hotels worldwide, we have maintained this extra service to this day:
- Serviced refuelling including level control
- e-charging stations
- Car Wash Limousine / SUV / Jeep / Normal Cars Inside CHF 75.00 / Outside CHF 65.00 Hand Wash
- Car wash complete cleaning inside and outside CHF 130.00
- Parking all day CHF 45.00
- Repairs, tyre change, service
- Repairs direction CHF 180.-/hour
- Material according to expenditure
Monday to Friday, 7.00 AM to 5.00 PM
Baur au Lac Garage remains closed on weekends and during public holidays.
Enjoy the Baur auf Lac service as soon as you arrive in Zurich. On request, our concierge team will organise a transfer for you with a private chauffeur from Zurich Airport or Zurich Main Station in our Bentley Flying Spur or in a classic limousine (Mercedes S-Class).
VIP Arrival & Departure Service
VIP Arrival & Departure Service
Thanks to our exclusive partnership with Zurich Airport VIP Service, you will enjoy the Baur au Lac service promise as soon as you touch Swiss soil.
- Reception by personal VIP agent directly at the aircraft
- Limousine transfer to passport control and then to the exclusive VIP lounge
- Luggage handling by private chauffeur
- Limousine transfer to the hotel
- Limousine transfer to the airport
- Reception by personal VIP agent, assistance with check-in and luggage service
- Priority at security and passport control
- Assistance with tax refunds or purchases on request
- Access to exclusive VIP lounge
- Limousine transfer directly to the aircraft.
Our little guests are the greatest for us and deserve special attention. That's why we offer a variety of amenities, including our own Baur au Lac comic and colouring book.
The Baur au Lac mascots Leo & Eli provide an exciting insight into the colourful Baur au Lac world and invite you to go on a discovery tour yourself. Discover our kids amenities in our online shop.
High above the rooftops of Zurich, our fitness club awaits you, where exercisers are rewarded with a spectacular view of Lake Zurich and the Alps. State-of-the-art equipment and our training and beauty offers bring body and mind back into balance. Our experienced physiotherapist Ina Bach will put together a personal training programme perfectly tailored to your individual needs, based on a functional test of strength, flexibility and muscle length.
Personal trainer appointments can be arranged through our concierge.
Baur au Lac Park
Baur au Lac’s carefully maintained heritage building, perched on the edge of Lake Zurich, is located within its own landscaped park. The vibrant green of the park with its towering trees, some of which are heritage-protected, blends with the deep blue of Lake Zurich and the glowing white snow-capped Alps on the horizon, creating a unique backdrop which our guests can enjoy during a walk or while having a drink on the adjacent terrace. In the summer months, the Baur au Lac Park is also the first address in Zurich for exclusive outdoor events and glittering parties.
Baur au Lac Honey
Since 2016, the Baur au Lac Park has been home to 80,000 gentle honey bees. Our black and yellow employees reside in a miniature version of the hotel. From there, they buzz out to diligently collect nectar for our Baur au Lac honey in Zurich's green spaces, which our guests can then enjoy at the breakfast table or purchase as a sweet souvenir at the kiosk. Did you know that city honey has the reputation of containing less pesticides and fungicides? The variety of flowers in the city, in contrast to many monocultures in the countryside, also gives the honey a particularly varied taste.
A sweet souvenir
Whether as a gift for a loved one or to bring a piece of Baur au Lac into your own home, discover our iconic gift ideas ...
For the sheer joy of giving. A voucher from the Baur au Lac is an expression of your personal, unerring style – and of just how much you appreciate the recipient. Gift a truly relaxing stay, a culinary experience or a ticket to one of our sought-after events. Welcome to the Baur au Lac.
Art in the Park
The Baur au Lac Park is a magnificent garden with century-old trees overlooking shimmering Lake Zurich. Every year, shortly before Art Basel sizzles, it turns into the most coveted art space for sculptures created by world-renowned as well as emerging artists of our century.
Last June, Gigi Kracht, creator and curator of “Art in the Park”, celebrated its glorious 20th anniversary with a solo show presenting French artist, Camille Henrot. The award-winning 43-year-old artist describes her work as "different strategies man has invented to deal with desire, frustration, fear of death, and exhaustion. It's very much about life on earth".
We truly look forward to welcoming you back to “Art in the Park XXI” in 2023.