Epic Europe



"Simply Unique" – the nine meticulously restored historical residences dating from the Middle Ages, in which the Widder Hotel unfolds, have been built, acquired, occupied, changed and decorated by descendants of noble families, guild masters, artisans and merchants for more than 700 years. The present hotel opened in 1995, after a construction period of almost ten years. Swiss architect Tilla Theus has created an exclusive masterpiece - a total entity of historically-listed buildings and exquisite original pieces, which have been combined with contemporary design. In total, 42 rooms and 7 suites, no two alike, offer an invitation to discover the old in the new and the new in the old. They are furnished with antiques and works of art by acclaimed artists such as Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol. Blending into this interior are creative contemporary design classics by Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and Eileen Gray. The Widder is an exceptional class of hotel - offering guests the privilege of a private residence in the heart of Zurich, the business city.


ART: Besides the very many aspects between Middle Ages and Modernity of the Widder Hotel’s interior, the art takes pride in an exceptional position. The exquisite collection was curated by architect Tilla Theus who was in charge of the overall Widder Hotel project.


FOOD & DRINK: "The Widder Restaurant" by Dietmar Sawyere 15 points Gault Millau. Swiss cuisine infused with Mediterranean and Asian flavors, based on the best ingredients from Switzerland, France and the USA. "Wirtschaft zur Schtund: Swiss specialites such as tarte flambée, fondues and daily menus. A favorite with Zurich locals for drinks and a casual dinner. 'The Widder Bar" characterized by the cosy architectural charm of old wooden beams from the year 1291, It is a mix of contemporary art, historical heritage, an exclusive assortment of drinks and live jazz performances.


LOCATION: The Widder Hotel is situated conveniently close to the Bahnhofstrasse in the heart of Zurich's Old Town.



  • Unique Luxury Zurich Hotel
  • Nine Houses – 700 years of history – one Hotel: Spend the night in a luxury
  • Antiques and art by acclaimed artists such as Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol
  • Furniture collection from the most renowned names is design: Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Ray Eames and Frank Lloyd Wright to name a few
  • The Widder garden opens its doors from spring to autumn, the cozy courtyard is surrounded by Old Town houses
  • The Widder Bar: live performances from world-famous jazz Furniture collection from the most renowned names is design: Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Ray Eames and Frank Lloyd Wright to name a fewmusicians
Widder Hotel 5*


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. 

  • "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
  • “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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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


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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