Experience

The most important information about the restaurant, the building, its history and the planning of your stay can be found here.

RESTAURANT

The Restaurant Taverne is open for lunch and dinner from Tuesday through Saturday. We serve market fresh, local and Italian cuisine. Sunday and Monday the kitchen is closed. If you would like to dine with us, we recommend that you reserve a table.

BREAKFAST

The hotel is open 365 days a year. Each day we serve a generous buffet breakfast in our Restaurant Taverne. For hotel guests, breakfast is included in the price of the room. Outside guests are welcome to enjoy our breakfast buffet as well.

Opening hours ▼

Monday to Friday: from 7.00 to 9.00 am
Saturday: from 7.00 to 11.30 am;
Additional à la carte breakfast is available only on Saturday from 9.00 am to 2.30 pm
Sundays and Holidays: from 8.00 to 11.30 am

Adults CHF 25.00 / Children up to 12 years CHF 12.50,
A reservation is recommended in any case.

BREAKFAST

The hotel is open 365 days a year. Each day we serve a generous buffet breakfast in our Restaurant Taverne. For hotel guests, breakfast is included in the price of the room. Outside guests are welcome to enjoy our breakfast buffet as well.

Opening hours ▼

Monday to Friday: from 7.00 to 9.00 am
Saturday: from 7.00 to 11.30 am;
Additional à la carte breakfast is available only on Saturday from 9.00 am to 2.30 pm
Sundays and Holidays: from 8.00 to 11.30 am

Adults CHF 25.00 / Children up to 12 years CHF 12.50,
A reservation is recommended in any case.

RECEPTION

Our reception is open daily until 10.30 pm. If your arrival time is outside reception hours, please contact us.

Check-in / Check-out

Our rooms are ready for check-in from 3.00 pm. On the day of departure, the rooms are at your disposal until 11.00 am. Early check-in or late check-out is possible on request for a small surcharge, please contact us directly. Pets are welcome.

PARKING

If you arrive by car, you can drive directly in front of the hotel to unload your luggage (help is available). There are two underground parking garages nearby. Both are open 24 hours without attendance. We are happy to direct you to the entrances. The underground parking is only a two-minute walk from the hotel.

PARKING

If you arrive by car, you can drive directly in front of the hotel to unload your luggage (help is available). There are two underground parking garages nearby. Both are open 24 hours without attendance. We are happy to direct you to the entrances. The underground parking is only a two-minute walk from the hotel.

HISTORY

The "Original Schwan", built around 1462-1466, was a community and journeyman’s house, financed by 55 wealthy community members. This was where the court met, where festivals were celebrated and from the very beginning, a taproom for the villagers. "But” they had to buy in as journeymen to be allowed to enter." Read more...

Today’s guesthouse was built in the years 1679/80 and the old journeyman’s house was replaced by a new building, which housed a tavern and an inn. Because it still served as a Town Hall, the coat of arms of the Town of Horgen, the Swan, gave the house its name and was enthroned in the first pub sign. The tavern shield, forged around 1730, still refers to the guesthouse past as a meeting place for community leaders and citizens.

The Schwan has been privately owned since 1857 and established itself as a meeting place for Horgen’s working-class movement, later the trade union and the Social Democratic Party, founded in 1908.

At that time Josefine Forrer-Bärtschi took the fate of the guesthouse into her resolute hands. For 50 years, she remained owner and hostess of the Schwan. Under her aegis, it was rebuilt and renovated in 1956/57. Both halls disappeared in favor of hotel rooms. The old community center became a popular place to stay for business guests from the area and abroad.

For a considerable amount of time, the resolute landlady was looking for a successor who respected the history of the house and wanted to keep it as a restaurant. In 2004, with Vito Esposito and his wife Doris, she found the people who were willing to invest their hearts in the historical walls.

After extensive renovations in spring 2005, the Schwan now presents itself as a hotel that pampers its global clientele, guests from all demographic strata, with charm and style in the ambience of a lively, harmonious combination of tradition and modernity.

In 2008, the former Feller Confiserie was converted into a Vinothek and became part of the Taverne restaurant, increasing the restaurant’s capacity to 80 seats and creating a space for private events for up to 24 people.

After 14 exciting years, Vito and Doris Esposito sold the house to the Horgen locals, Heidi and Hanspeter Günthardt and Rolf Weber. Ruedi Hintermann has been Managing Director of the Schwan since 2015 and has taken over the management of the house as tenant with the house sale in the summer of 2017…