Trafo Baden Convention Centre
Conveniently located in the very heart of the City of Baden, the Trafo Baden Convention Centre is a mere distance from the train station. Baden, a medieval town of 18 000 – and with that the second largest city in the Canton of Aargau – is famous for its thermal baths, its Grand Casino and its multicultural population, thanks to large Swiss and international corporations which call Baden their home.
This very unusual meeting place is a historic, former transformer assembly factory and high voltage laboratory, built by Brown Boveri & Co. – later ABB – the Swiss electrical engineering giant. The first building of the complex dates back to 1920. In the 1990’s, the Trafo was home to the hit musical Space Dream and in 2003 it was converted into the Trafo Centre, Baden’s largest entertainment and congress meeting point. Apart from the Convention Centre it houses an 81-room business hotel, five fully digitalized movie theatres, all of which can also be rented for corporate presentations, a Hammam, a Fitness Centre, two restaurants and a
With over 4000 sqm and a total of 24 event halls, meeting rooms and exhibition spaces, the Trafo Baden is one of the largest and most flexible event locations both in the greater Zurich area and in Switzerland. Meeting space sizes go from 25 to 1400 sqm and a wide array of events from corporate presentations, to concert and expositions up to 2000 people can be hosted here. With a short, 16-minute train ride from Zurich main station, 30 minutes from Zurich International Airport or 1 hour from Bern, Lucerne and Basel, the Trafo Baden is the perfect location for events with
The ten smaller meeting rooms, ranging from 25 to 144 sqm, serve a dual purpose. They can be rented for smaller seminars of up to 60 participants, including inhouse catering. The rooms are also available for short meetings with no more than 12 participants or simply as a quiet place to work in-between, at a per person, per hour rate of 15 Swiss francs, including coffee and mineral water.
One of the things congress participants remember most about an event is the food. The Trafo Baden Convention Centre is not only famous for its diversity of meeting spaces, but also for the outstanding quality of its inhouse catering. Executive Chef Heinz Schaerer and his team surprise guests with a culinary experience worth of a fine dining restaurant, even for 2000 people at a time.
Swiss Location Award 2016: Best Event Hall in Switzerland
The Trafo Baden is the recipient of the prestigious Swiss Location Award 2016 in the category Best Event Hall. This Award followed the 2015 Swiss MICE Award in the category Special Locations.
A brandnew feature makes Trafo Baden even more interesting: a 45m2 LED-wall complete with sound system, stage and lighting is a new fix component of the 1400m2 Hall 37. At a very attractive daily flat rate of CHF 6950, the AV-package is a true budget saver. The high 2K resolution of the LED-wall allows films and presentations to be shown even with daylight.