The history of the Romantik Seehotels Sonne is closely linked with Küsnacht on Lake Zurich. Documentary evidence of the “Wirtschaft zur Sonne” or “Sun Inn” dates back to 1641, when the husband and wife Hans-Ulrich Alder and Anna Barbara Schädler took over the inn and tavern rights from two gentlemen from Zurich under a feudal agreement. After the transfer of the inn to their daughter Elisabeth and her husband Heinrich Guggenbühl, the hotel on the right bank of Lake Zurich remained in the hands of the Guggenbühl family for over two centuries.
Today, the Romantik Seehotel Sonne is run with expertise and passion by its directors, René Grüter and Catherine Julen Grüter, who are assisted by a staff of dedicated and well-trained employees. “Living history” is our hotel's motto: we live in the present and always keep up with the times. But we also continue to uphold the fine and long-established traditions and values that form part of our hotel's soul.
In the Romantik Seehotel Sonne you will find paintings and sculptures by notable Swiss artists such as Alois Carigiet, Augusto Giacometti, Bernhard Luginbühl and Albert Manser: the love of art is just one of our hotel's living traditions.
But stars of the international art world such as Julian Schnabel and Andy Warhol are also represented with original works, attracting guests from all over the world to our hotel. This continues another tradition of the past, when regular guests at the Seehotel Sonne included the German author Thomas Mann and the founder of psychoanalysis, C.G. Jung.
Of course, you don't have to be a celebrity to enjoy art, so we wish you lots of pleasure and joy as you discover the variety of works at the Seehotel Sonne!
We'll be delighted to help you on your way and give you a guided tour – just ask at the reception!