Conference Dinner
NCS Walk of Colour
Excursion Haus der Farbe
Zurich Info
Useful Information


Conference Dinner
Thursday, June 9th 2011, 8.00pm

AIC 2011 Social Programme (Optional)
Download: Conference Dinner (pdf)
Address: Zunfthaus zur Meisen, Münsterhof 20, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland

The guildhall of the «Zunft zur Meisen» is a representative Rococo building of the 18th century located on the left bank of the river Limmat in the heart of the city of Zurich. It has a wrought-iron gatehouse, which opens onto Münsterhof where also the Fraumünster church is situated. The interior of the guild house Meisen includes stucco ceilings, wall paintings, masonry heaters and other features among the most beautiful Rococo creations still existing in Zurich. The city’s famous old guildhall is still a restaurant and offers a unique and elegant ambiance.

In the 19th century, writer Gottfried Keller and painter Ferdinand Hodler were among the most famous Swiss guests of the former «Café zur Meisen», and in the 20th century Gustaf V of Sweden, Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Jimmy Carter visited. On 19 September 1946 Winston Churchill gave his famous speech on the future of Europe from the balcony of this building.

The guild house Meisen also houses the porcelain and faience collection of the Swiss National Museum. 

How to get there
The «Meisen» guild house is on the left bank of the Limmat next to Fraumünster church. From the venue, take tramway no. 13 to Paradeplatz, then it is a three-minute-walk to the Meisen.
Or, take tramway no. 4 to Helmhaus and walk across the bridge from the Wasserkirche.
No car parking. Public parking houses can be found at Urania, Uraniastrasse 3, or at Hohe Promenade, Rämistrasse 22a.
Enter ‘Zunfthaus zur Meisen, Zurich, Switzerland’ into Google Maps to find the exact location.

Tramway Number 13
Tramway Number 4

Information for Accompanying Persons and Visitors

Tourguide Tourist Office (pdf)

Discover Zürich and the region on a tour. The Zurich Tourist Office provides guides who will explain the city’s history and provide insider tips either on a guided walk, a tour of the city, or an excursion to Swiss sights.
City Tours and Excursions, please visit the official offers from:

Zürich Tourism Tourist Service
At the Main Railway Station
CH-8021 Zürich
Tel. +41 (0) 44 215 40 00
Fax +41 (0) 44 215 40 44