Friday, February 27, 2009
This is the perfect hotel - 124-room Hotel Baur Au Lac, unofficial club for Zurich's private bankers, has been owned by the same family since opening in 1844.
Austria's Empress Elizabeth use to spend her summers here, the world premiere of Richard Wagners "Die Walküre", was performed here with Franz Listz on the piano. Baroness Bertha von Suttner and Swedish Alfred Nobel discussed to start an international peace prize,the Russian Tsarina, the German Emperor Wilhelm II, Marc Chagall, Joan Miró and Henry Moore - the list can be made long and the romantic aura i still in place today as in an era long gone..
Talstrasse 1, 8022 Zurich, Switzerland
Here is where I relax after a hectic day in the city......Club Baur Au Lac
is á Private Gentleman's Club with a flair of the English Club life. The Club is located adjacent to Hotel Baur Au Lac and is situated by the Schanzengaben River and Lake Zurich. You get a warm welcome from Elspeth Kretz when you walk through the doors of the Club and the Restaurant Manager Gian Luca Gizzi will make you feel at home in the clubs classical bar setting as well as in the 19th century styled restaurant .The setting is discreet. The Club is housed in the classical patrician Villa Rosau and considered one of the most beautiful patrician houses in Zurich. The Parisian interior architect Henri Samuel was responsible for the Club interior.You can enjoy concerts in the evening as the Zurich concert hall is just a few minutes walk from the club.