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Zunfthaus zur Saffran

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Type  guild house
Area  Limmatquai
Built  1732, renewed 1995
Phone  +41 44 251 37 40
Location  Zürich, Switzerland
Elevation  408 m (1,339 ft)
Architectural style(s)  Baroque
Zunfthaus zur Saffran
Address  Limmatquai 54, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland
Hours  Open today · 7AM–12AMSunday7AM–12AMMonday7AM–12AMTuesday7AM–12AMWednesday7AM–12AMThursday7AM–12AMFriday7AM–12AMSaturday7AM–12AMSuggest an edit
Similar  Zunfthaus zur Waag, Zunfthaus zur Zimmerle, Zunfthaus zur Meisen, Restaurant Haus zum Rüden, Zunfthaus zur Haue

Zunfthaus Zur Saffran (the guild house of the spice traders; Saffran means saffron) is a historically significant building in Zürich, Switzerland. It is located along the Limmatquai promenade between Münsterbrücke and Rathausbrücke. It is close to the Kämbel, Zimmerleuten and Rüden guild houses. The building is listed in the Swiss inventory of cultural property of national and regional significance as a major object of regional importance.



The guild house's earliest recorded history dates back to 1383, when 18 individuals bought a building on the land where it now stands. Five buildings preceded the current building. Construction began on the current building between 1719 and 1723.

The current building is situated on the Limmat River’s right bank in the immediate neighborhood of the Grossmünster church, the Rathaus, Zürich, and the Haus Zum Rüden. The building exhibits typical architectural features from its era such as its facade, which includes cornices and columns. In the mid-19th-century, the building was also used as an improvised post office.

The latest renovation was completed in 1995. The big guild hall on the first floor, the small guild hall, and the White Rose hall on the second floor are available for visiting. The guild house is referenced in the book Das Zürcher Zunftwesen by Markus Brühlmeier and Beat Frei.

Currently, as of January 11, 2016, the building serves as a dinner hall and is open Sunday through Saturday from 7 A.M. to 12 P.M. local time.


  • Maximum Capacity: 250
  • Distance to Zürich Main Station: 700 m
  • Travel time from Zürich Main Station (public transport): 8 minutes
  • Travel time from Zürich Airport (public transport): 25 minutes
  • References

    Zunfthaus zur Saffran Wikipedia

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