Zunfthaus Zur Meisen, Zurich

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The Zunfthaus zur Meisen is the guild house of the Zunft zur Meisen. It is one of the many historically valuable buildings in the Lindenhof quarter in Zürich, Switzerland, and also houses the porcelain and faience collection of the Swiss National Museum. It is situated at the Münsterhof and the Münsterbrücke, a bridge over the river Limmat, opposite the upper Limmatquai with the Constaffel, Zimmerleuten, Kämbel and Saffran guild houses.HistoryThe Zunft zur MeisenIn 1449, the former Zunft zum Winlütten built a house named der Meysen hus. That same year the guild, which was composed of vintners, tavern owners, saddlers and painters, changed their name to reflect the name of the house, Zunft zur Meisen .The Zunft zum Winlütten, along with the other medieval Zürich guilds, was founded in 1336, based on a system established by Rudolf Brun, Zurich's first independent mayor. Although the guilds represented various craft associations, they were also economic, political, social and even military organizations that participated in the wars of the medieval city republic as independent military units. They also constituted the councilors of the elitary council of the medieval city republic of Zürich, until the French revolutionary troops terminated the guild regime, and the Old Swiss Confederacy collapsed in spring 1798.
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  • This historic building on the right bank of the Limmat at once attracts attention with its magnificent façade. It turns out that here were placed some Guild city, one of which is the Guild of hotel owners. Useful occupation, rich Guild, luxury building!
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  • Zunfthaus Zur Meisen is a monument of the old city of Zurich to the very interesting architecture.
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  • We were on the basis of an association event in this dignified old House. It has suitable rooms with beautiful high ceilings, downright for receptions, meetings, etc. The food is certainly not highest class, but very good and ample portions. The service is friendly and correct, but it could be something more on "Zack".
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  • ... historic place, centrally located, beautiful
  • Cold so cold
  • Tolle Location
  • Swess restaurant is so good
  • The restaurant is too posh for my taste, I prefer the simpler. Until now, I was twice for a festival there. The food was always very good and after the 6.Gang, everyone has had enough. The building has very impressive premises, there was not saved!
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