Follow the Stork
The origin of the name of Zurich
's Hotel zum Storchen is unclear, but at least one legend ascribes it to a pair of black storks that once nested here. In any case, there is a record dating back to 1357 of a house by that name. Today the 67-room hotel—easily spotted thanks to the stork on its facade—has one of the most enviable locations in Zurich, overlooking the Limmat river in the city's Old Town. The genuinely warm service makes this hotel stand out from some other options in Zurich.