Epic Europe



The hospitality of the Hotel Storchen at the Weinplatz in Zurich has been renowned for more than 650 years. Legend has it that the name “Zum Storchen” was adopted after a pair of rare black storks nested on its roof in the middle ages. In 1357, the Hus zum Storchen was mentioned in the tax records for the city of Zürich for the first time and just over 100 years later, it was specifically described as an inn.


The river front location of the Storchen is best in the city, offering incredible views of the Limmat river, the Münsterbrücke Bridge, and the Old Town, and walking distance to the Bahnhofstrasse, Fraumünster, local museums and sites. Location aside it is the attentive service that draws visitors back again and again, the hotel’s personnel remains, above all, competent, discreet, polite, and experienced. The concierge team, available 24/7, prides itself on being reliable and congenial. and so welcome guests as the hotel’s friends


Rooms are spacious and decorated in a classic style, with blue and white voile fabric and white marble bathrooms. The unique location combined with the attentive service of the staff make any stay in this boutique hotel an unforgettable experience


FOOD & DRINK: Restaurant “Rôtisserie” in the elegant Storchen dining room, specializes in meats and fish grilled over a wood fire, paired with local specialties and creative side dishes. Open for lunch and dinner, in the summer enjoy your meal on the terrace with its exclusive view of the River Limmat and the Grossmunster Church.


The Storchen Bar, with its leather sofas and windows emblazoned with the crests of the ancient Zürich guilds, serves light lunch and cocktails, with live music nightly.


“Boulevard-Café” the open-air café rambling through the Weinplatz, in the shade of the trees, directly fronting onto the River Limmat. From April to October the Boulevard serves light lunch, snacks and drinks, come early to secure a table.


LOCATION: The only hotel on the banks of the river Limmat River, nestled in the heart of the picturesque Old Town, just a short walk away from the famous Bahnhofstrasse.




  • Luxury 4 star superior Zurich Hotel
  • More than 650 years of history
  • Warm hospitality and discreet service make for a loyal return clientele
  • The “Boulevard Café”, the best place in the city to enjoy a summer apero in the shade over looking the river
  • Trip Advisor 2012 #1 out of 124 hotels in Zurich for its stunning location and accommodating staff
  • Storchen Suite: 80m2 with a private terrace overlooking the Limmat River, the only one of its kind in Zurich
Hotel Storchen 4*+


Destination: zurich
Experience options in: Zurich


Epic Europe is a luxury experiential adventure travel operator based in the Swiss Alps.

Epic Europe specializes in private bespoke itineraries for small groups. Experiencing the best of each region, from interacting with the local people and enjoying authentic regional food and wine, as well as time-honored traditions and festivals, to recreating in the alpine landscape, and truly understanding why the Alps are the birthplace of adventure travel. From custom ski, hiking, or cycling trips to building in city tours, cultural itineraries, or gastronomic discovery, these award-winning, multi-dimensional trips are tailored to our clients' wishes every time, and are not packaged tours. From Switzerland, Italy, and France's Alps, to world-class cultural cities and larger towns, Epic Europe can design a tailored adventure that fulfills your every need. 

  • "Our family spent last Christmas in Zermatt on a bespoke Epic Europe ski trip. The special thought and care that they put into our holiday made it our best yet." - L.M.; CA USA
  • "A day of heliskiing in Italy culminated with a sunset run off the Breuil saddle of the Matterhorn - one of the most thrilling runs of my life - and we left our tracks in a place where they remained for a week afterward, reminding us of the best day of skiing in our life!" - WG, CT USA
  • “The team at Epic Europe created the most incredible trip for us, where everything came together seamlessly, and we never had to think about what came next - it just magically happened as if it was meant to be. That takes real talent, and they make it look easy." - B.N., WY USA
  • "I would have to say that Verbier and Zermatt might be the best places I have ever ridden a mountain bike, and I couldn't imagine going without the help of Epic Europe's guides. It was a dream trip for sure." - B.S., PA USA
  • "Hiking in the Alps has always been on my bucket list, but I wasn't sure that a typical trip was my style. Epic Europe designed a custom route for our group, staying in the best little inns and hotels, and we felt like we had the trails to ourselves. I will come back again and again to explore new trails with their guides every year that I can!" - R.B., NY USA
  • "Epic Europe's custom road biking trip that they put together for my buddy's bachelor party was great - the right combination of killer rides, great hotels, and outstanding restaurants. Great guides, and overall a perfect trip." - A.S., London UK
  • "Epic Europe has coordinated several corporate events for us over the past 5 years, and I cannot imagine a more professional operation to handle all of the details. From a team-building event for 50 people in a 17th-century castle atop a mountain pass, to marketing conferences and catalog shoots, their knowledge of the best locations in the Alps is second-to-none, and they are as good as it gets at being creative." - E.P., Lugano CH
  • "I have done trips in the Alps and surrounding regions with Epic Europe for the past 4 years, and every one has been unique and surpassed the last. The experiences that they deliver due to their personal relationships are a window into the real life in these incredible locations, and they share these friendships with us." - K.B., CT USA


Would you like more information, or to have us create a tailored trip for you? We would be glad to begin the design process for your ultimate experience in the Alps. 

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