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Guildhall zur MeisenCelebrate in the Style of the Rococo Period

Sunday, March 09, 2014
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8001 Zurich-District 1
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The Guildhall zur Meisen has already written many stories. Of which the most beautiful is written perhaps now. Located in the heart of Zurich, the Baroque city palace offers an elegant setting for events of all kinds.

Built in 1757, the venerable building initially housed the influential guild zur Meisen exclusively, which former wine merchants, painters and saddlers belonged. During the day the guild members met here to discuss their business or political plans, in the evening they had a nightcap. Of greatest importance, however, were the guilds assemblies where food and drink already then was a focus of attention.

Today the stately house, still privately owned by the guild, is a most popular location for weddings, family reunions, meetings, concerts, and last but not least, State receptions. The highlight of the ensemble is of course the great Guild Hall, with its ornate stucco work in Rococo style. The view from the window or grand balcony is simply sensational - the Limmat, the Fraumünster Cathedral with its famous Chagall windows, and the lake with the scenic Alps in the background. For a stylish aperitif the Porcelain Museum is recommended with the Swiss National Museums Fayence exhibition on the first floor.

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Worth mentioning, moreover, is the impeccable hospitality that is emphasized here. The Meisen staff pay remarkable attention to the needs of their guests. The guild hostess Mrs. Liechti has, for the past 15 years, competently led the premises and knows, with each occasion, just how to put the icing on the cake. And that usually comes out of the kitchen, where Jürg Gabathuler has created his excellent menus for many years and has indulged guests according to the rules of art.

Also accomplished in handling guests at the house, which always included celebrities and royal families, is Mrs. Trudy Meier, Chef de Service and a refined lady in person. Discretion, courtesy and prominence are given first and foremost.Patrons who aren't princes or princesses feel like one nonetheless, receiving the royal treatment fit for a king. A testament to the house's exemplary hospitality. Who wouldn't be a royal for a day?

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