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Hotel Krone Regensberg

Hotel Krone Regensberg – A Piece Of History

Unbelievable what treasures you can find just a short hop from Zürich. You need a few days to relax and escape the stress? We have the perfect place for you! Within a 30 minutes ride from Zürich you’re ending up in a different world. Regensberg is a small ancient village, located up on a hill surrounded by beautiful vineyards.

The ‘Hotel Krone Regensberg’ is part of this lovely village, a classic Boutique Hotel which has been renovated after a fire in 2011. A 4 years investigation was required to renovate and rebuild this unique and antique building.

At a first glance, the Hotel shows its proud appearance and the historic energy. The outstanding architecture is another key point of this beautiful Hotel

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Krone Regensberg – The Ambiance

Another highlight is the wonderful ambiance we discovered at Krone Regensberg. A pleasant way of slow living. It’s just stress-free and comfy. From the very point of arrival until you leave, it’s just pure relaxation.

Just unwind and leave your daily routine behind. It will happen quite naturally. That is what guests have been experiencing at the Krone ever since the Middle Ages – for anyone arriving in the little town of Regensberg will find themselves entering another world. A world without cares. A world where time passes more slowly. This is where people have wanted to stay… for hundreds of years.

You’re welcomed with a glass of wine from a regional production and a small snack, the perfect way to calm down and enjoy your trip.

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Krone Regensberg – The Rooms

Each room comes up with its own look, architecture and design. There is a room for all kind of tastes. The beds are super comfortable and make you sleep like princess and prince.

Modern amenities, finely crafted natural materials complemented by collectors’ pieces and antiques create a comfortable atmosphere. You will feel utterly at ease in this exclusive ambiance.

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Krone Regensberg – Eating and the Staff

As a hotel guest, you will already experience the culinary sophistication at your delicious breakfast, which in summer can be savoured on the terrace while taking in the panoramic views. Indoors, in the Restaurant Taverne, you also have a fantastic view of the Alps. Here you should feel as if you’re staying at home with friends. The Head Chef uses fresh produce to conjure up sophisticated creations in a style ranging from traditional to modern, inspired by influences from all over the world.

‘Slow food’ and regional cuisine is part of the concept and it simply tastes delicious. Every meal is prepared with a lot of love and detail.  Small but mighty describes this place and the behaviour of the staff. We were served in the very best way.

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Hotel Krone Regensberg – The History

The little town was established in 1248 by Baron Lüthold V of Regensberg, who ruled a large part of what is now the Canton of Zurich at that time.

In the foothills of the Jura, 200 metres above the lowlands, the little town was considered a natural fortress and had the advantage of being located near the trading route. Moreover, there was enough limestone to construct a town. Lüthold built himself a castle with a moat, a drawbridge and an entrance that was almost five metres above the ground. The distinctive “Bergfrid”, a 21-metre-high, round tower with walls that are an average of three metres thick, was constructed at the same time as the castle. The tower was habitable, with a kitchen and hot-air heating.

When the Feud of Regensberg broke out in 1267, the Habsburgs, supported by troops from Zurich, declared war on the town. Subsequently, in 1302, Lüthold VIII, the founder’s great-grandson, sold Regensberg to the Habsburgs. Finally, in 1409, the Habsburg Duke Frederick “of the Empty Pockets” mortgaged the town to the City of Zurich.

In 1540, a great fire destroyed the “Oberburg” – the upper part of the town, and only the castle and the “Bergfrid” were spared, thanks to a deep moat. In just one year, however, the Oberburg was rebuilt.

The Krone was already entitled to run a tavern before the great fire of 9 September 1540, which broke out at the “Journeymen’s House,” where the flames spread at a rapid pace. As there was too little water available, the bailiff attempted to douse the fire with wine. From the Middle Ages to the present day, there has been a succession of landlords, and many guests have enjoyed their hospitality. The district court and a prison were housed in the building until 1870. History reports that, in those days, the innkeeper would frequently pass the time by fetching prisoners from their cells in order to play cards or drink a glass of wine with them. In 1955, Willi Günthart of Regensberg acquired the Krone from the Zwinggi family, who were already considering expansion plans at that time.

Until the 1970s, only the section above the gatehouse had been developed to accommodate guests. The rest of the building was renovated in 1972. The Krone was finally closed as a guesthouse in 1997. After the disastrous fire of 12 September 2011 – almost exactly 471 years to the day after the fire of the Middle Ages – the Krone reopened its doors on 3 June 2015. After more than four years of building and renovation, this uniquely beautiful edifice has now been restored to its former glory.

With much dedication and passion, the Schäfer family has succeeded in reviving the building as the Hotel Restaurant Krone.