What to do in horgen

the yarn hotel

Explore Horgen from The Yarn Hotel:
Relax, indulge and discover

Welcome to The Yarn Hotel, your cosy retreat in the picturesque town of Horgen. Perfectly situated to offer both tranquillity and adventure, our hotel serves as a gateway to a myriad of local experiences. Whether it’s satisfying your sweet tooth at the world-famous Lindt chocolate factory, soaking up the sun at our charming local Badi or exploring the scenic countryside on an e-bike, Horgen has something for everyone. Immerse yourself in our local culture, cuisine and nature and make unforgettable memories. Discover Horgen on your own terms and let The Yarn Hotel be your home away from home.

Lindt-Home of Chocolate Factory

In our museum, you can journey back to the origins of chocolate and experience how cocoa conquered Europe. Meet the Swiss chocolate pioneers whomade our lives sweeter with their inventions. Follow the chocolate manufacturing process in our modern test facilities. And find out just how irresistible Swiss chocolate is for yourselves.

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7km from The Yarn Hotel

Schokoladenplatz 1, 8802 Kilchberg

Spend the afternoon at a local “Badi” with a Yarn Picnic basket

A short walk away, you will find the perfect relaxation spot at our local swimming and sunbathing location. Order a PicNic basket to take along for the day. See more information here.

200m from The Yarn Hotel

Seegartenstrasse 20, 8810 Horgen

The Yarn E-Bike rental

Book a bike with The Yarn reception team.

Rent an e-bike and explore the lake side for the dy. Stop for lunch at a lake side restaurants and see what is happening in the small towns.

(please ask our team for reccomendations)

Johanna Spyri Museum

the picturesque village of Hirzel (Horgen), where the world-famous Heidi author Johanna Spyri, knows as Hanni, spent her childhood, towers high above Lake Zurich. Go in search of traces of the writer in the local museum, take a look at the house where she was born and take a walk to the nearby Spyri Woods to immerse yourself in Joanna’s world.

5km from The Yarn Hotel

Dorfstrasse 48, 8816 Hirzel

Explore the Mountains

Explore the extraordinary nature taht Horgen and it’s surroundings has to offer. This hike takes you through the middle of the Sihlwald Wilderness Park in Zurich. A great day trip with a visit to the museum in the Sihlwald visitor center and a cool dip in the Lake of Zurich at the end.

2km from The Yarn Hotel

Boat ride along Lake Zurich

Enjoy a boat ride along the Lake of Zurich. Pick a desination from the time table above, and explore the coast. Alternatively, taking a ferry right into the centre of Zurich, instead of taking the train – The benefits of staying on the lake side!

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200m from The Yarn Hotel

Transport around the yarn hotel

Zurich Airport

The Yarn Hotel is located 40km from Zurich Airport.

We suggest taking the direct train (S2) which takes 29 minutes. The train is scheduled to leave every 25 minutes from the Airport and from Horgen. 

Taxi/Uber/Driving: 45 minutes

Zurich City

The Yarn is located 14km from Zurich, Mainstation

We suggest taking the direct train (S2 or S8) from infront of the hotel to the city centre, this journey takes 21 minutes. 

The train is scheduled to leave every 20 minutes from Horgen and from Zurich Mainstaion. 

Taxi/Uber Driving: 30 minutes


The Yarn is located 45km from Lucerne.

We suggest taking the train via Thalwil (S2 or S8) and then to Lucerne (IR75). This journey takes 57 minutes.

Taxi/Uber/Driving: 40 minutes


The Yarn Hotel is located 110km from Interlaken.

We suggest taking the train to Zurich Mainstation (S2 or S8) and then a connecting train directly to Interlaken (IC1 or IC8). This journey will take you 2hours 30 minutes through the country side. 

Driving: 1 hour 50 minutes

Rhine falls

The Yarn is located 60km from Rhine falls.

We suggest taking the train to Zurich Mainstation (s2 or S8) and then a direct connecting train to Rheinfall (S9). This journey will take 1 hour 30 minutes. 

Driving: 1 hour 10 minutes


The Yarn is located 20km from Zug.

We suggest taking the train to Thalwil (S8) and then a connecting train to Zug (S24). This journey takes 28 minutes.

Driving: 30 minutes