The wine cave...

Our historic wine cave featuring a draw well from the 14th century is opened from Monday to Saturday from 4.30pm* until midnight.
*after wedding dates the Weinschenke may open after 4.30pm For larger events we open on Sunday as well.
The entry is located at the Hirschengasse 6.

You can expect over 120 selected domestic and international wines and our team has chosen their favourite wines which can be enjoyed by the glass.
A small, well chosen menu gives a finishing touch to the wine list.

Wine List                  Menu

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In January 2009 our wine cave has been elected an official wedding venue by the City (civil registry office).

The wine cave can be booked for private or business meetings during the day (capacity of 20-40 persons). Enjoy the historic and unique atmosphere!

For more information please inquire at the reception.
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The new tenant: Hanspeter Graf

In July 2002, Hanspeter Graf, former tenant and host of the Falkenschloss, took over as the new tenant of the Hirschen Hotel and wine cave. Joining him are his wife Waltraud and daughter Melanie Graf. The restaurant "Mexicano" though is managed by Toni Navarro (restaurant Turm). The fully renovated Hirschen Hotel has 27 double and single rooms, all with shower/toilet, TV, phone, fax and internet connection und offers a nice breakfast room with morning sun where a rich buffet is open daily from 6.30am to 11am. For lunch this room can be booked for private and business meetings including consumption. The reception on the first floor, entry of theHirschenplatz is manned 24 hours. The arched cellar of the 17. century could be put back into its original state after it has been filled up with installations in the previous decades. In this cellar, Hanspeter Graf opened a wine cave that can be reached by the internal lift or by the Hirschengasse. The first steps lead over a glass covered draw well that dates back to the 14./15. century. The legendary wine cellar is opened daily from 4.30pm and invites to aperitif or to a glass of wine, with or without food. This room can be booked for private or business functions outside the opening hours as well.
For more information:

Family Graf, Hotel Hirschen, Niederdorfstrasse 13, 8001 Zürich, tel. 043 268 33 33, fax 043 268 33 34,

For historical and architectural questions:
Jürg Hanser, department for urban development, preservation of historic buildings and monuments and archaeology, Amtshaus IV, Lindenhofstrasse 19, 8021 Zürich, tel. 01 216 40 81 or
Hermann Obrist, IG-archeology, Giesshübelstrasse 62i, 8045 Zürich, tel. 01 454 40 20

Offizieller Ort für die standesamtliche Trauung

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Seit Januar 2009 ist unsere Weinschenke ein offizieller Ort für die standesamtliche Trauung. (Weitere Informationen erhalten Sie direkt bei uns oder bei dem Standesamt Zürich)

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