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.

NEWS: Friday- and Saturday evenings the restaurant is open for our hotel-guests.

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.

Monday to Friday: from 7.00 to 10.00 am
Saturday & Sunday: from 7.00 to 11.00 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.

Monday to Friday: from 7.00 to 10.00 am
Saturday & Sunday: from 7.00 to 11.00 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 from Tuesday to Saturday until 10.30 pm, on Sunday and Monday until 4.00 pm. If your arrival time is outside reception hours, please contact us.

NEWS: Our reception is daily occupied from 7.00 am to 1.00 pm, outside there times we would be pleased to hear from you by email on welcome@hotel-schwan.ch

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

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…

Anpassung Öffnungszeiten
ab 4. Oktober 2021
Liebe Gäste,

Aufgrund der Umsatzrückgänge durch die Zertifikatspflicht müssen wir unsere Öffnungszeiten anpassen.

Ab dem 4. Oktober 2021 gilt:

Mittagessen
Dienstag bis Samstag 11.30 – 14.00 Uhr

Abendessen
Donnerstag bis Samstag 18.00 – 23.00 Uhr (Küche bis 21.00 Uhr)

Am Nachmittag bleibt unser Restaurant geschlossen.

Betriebsferien
Vom 18. – 28. Oktober sind wir in den Betriebsferien.
Anpassung Öffnungszeiten
ab 4. Oktober 2021
Liebe Gäste,

Aufgrund der Umsatzrückgänge durch die Zertifikatspflicht müssen wir unsere Öffnungszeiten anpassen.

Ab dem 4. Oktober 2021 gilt:

Mittagessen
Dienstag bis Samstag 11.30 – 14.00 Uhr

Abendessen
Donnerstag bis Samstag 18.00 – 23.00 Uhr (Küche bis 21.00 Uhr)

Am Nachmittag bleibt unser Restaurant geschlossen.

Betriebsferien
Vom 18. – 28. Oktober sind wir in den Betriebsferien.
Adjusted opening hours
from 4th October 2021
Dear guests
Due to the COVID certificate our weekday revenue is going massively down, therefore we have to adjust our opening hours.

From 4th October the restaurant will be opened as following:

Lunch
Tuesday to Saturday 11.30 am to 2.00 pm

Dinner
Thursday to Saturday 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm (Kitchen until 9.00 pm)

In the afternoon the restaurant stays closed.

Restaurant holidays
From 18th to 28th October our restaurant stays closed.
Adjusted opening hours
from 4th Ocotber 2021
Dear guests
Because our revenue is going massively down on weekdays we have to adjust our opening hours.

From 4th October the restaurant will be open as following:

Lunch
Tuesday to Saturday 11.30 am to 2.00 pm

Dinner
Thursday to Saturday 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm (Kitchen until 9.00 pm)

In the afternoon the restaurant stays closed.

Restaurant holidays
From 18th to 28th October our restaurant stays closed.