8001 Zurich, Switzerland
Kreis 1: Altstadt
tel: 044 212 49 19
fax: 044 211 40 01
From May to September open daily 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM; Closed during inclement weather
NileGuide Expert tip:
Bauschänzli has live music everyday from 3:00 PM to 5:00PM and from 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM. The later session features dance music which is great for people watching. On Sundays, there is the Frühschoppen serioes from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM featuring jazz and folk music.
A former island bastion in Zurich's medieval city walls, Bauschänzli is now a beer garden restaurant with something for everyone. The self-service restaurant has 600 seats. The selection includes traditional Germanic beer garden food like grilled sausages, grilled chicken, and potato salad, as well as Wienerschniztel, tofu sausage, salad bar, and other daily specials. There is also a smaller full-service restaurant with 100 seats. Flanked with trees, umbrellas and the refreshing air from the Limmat River, it is a great place to keep cool during the hottest days of summer, especially with a beer, panaché (beer mixed with lemonade), or a soft drink.