|Canton :||Canton of St. Gallen (SG)|
|Political community :||Wil|
|Postal code :||9552|
|former BFS no. :||3421|
|UN / LOCODE :||CH BRO|
|Area :||13.16 km²|
|Residents:||4684 (December 31, 2012)|
|Population density :||356 inhabitants per km²|
Old school house
coat of arms
- A golden ammonium shell in black
The coat of arms recalls the more than 500-year history of the snail union .
Bronschhofen is located north of the city of Wil SG and has around 4,500 inhabitants. Bronschhofen consists of the villages Bronschhofen and Rossrüti . The hamlets Boxloo, Freudenberg, Gampen, Maugwil, Trungen and Uerental as well as the pilgrimage site Dreibrunnen belong to the former community.
In the gardens mountain forest finds were also discovered from the Bronze Age as a Roman road. Bronschhofen was first mentioned in 796 under the name Pramolveshova . In 859, Bronschhofen came into the possession of the St. Gallen Monastery . In 1495, the abbot regulated the rights and duties between the monastery and the previously independent courts and courts of Trungen, Bronschhofen and Rossrüti in a joint opening . These were given a constitution for the first time and were combined to form an administrative district, which was later given the name Schneckenbund . From the 15th to the 18th century, the Snail Association always sided with the St. Gallen Monastery in political and armed conflicts.
In 1804 the municipality of Schneckenbund became its own political municipality. In 1817 the name was changed to Bronschhofen. Until around 1870, agriculture was predominantly practiced, after which agricultural production shifted to milk and meat production. In 1911 Bronschhofen was connected to the Wil- Kreuzlingen rail network . There has been an army motor vehicle park in Bronschhofen since 1969. Bronschhofen has experienced an economic boom since the Second World War and is now one of the fastest growing communities in the canton of St. Gallen (see population).
On July 3, 2011, the voters of Bronschhofen and Wil resolved the merger to form a new political municipality Wil on January 1, 2013 with a yes share of 78.3 and 63.2 percent respectively.
The main focus of the Bronschhofer Industrie is the electronics industry . Among other Swisstronics (formerly Siemens AG ), the memory module manufacturer Swissbit and ATRON Systems AG (fare management ITCS and telematics systems for public transport) established there.
Companies such as Thyssenkrupp Switzerland , Schmolz & Bickenbach Switzerland and Fitness Island Switzerland have their Swiss headquarters in Bronschhofen. The German company Stihl has been operating a chain factory in Bronschhofen since 2008.
The baroque pilgrimage church of Maria Dreibrunnen in the south-west of the municipality with its ceiling frescoes by Jakob Josef Müller is a monument of national importance.
- The voters of Wil and Bronschhofen clearly say “Yes” to the community association ( Memento from July 31, 2012 in the web archive archive.today ) News, website jointly ahead, July 3, 2011, accessed on December 25, 2011.
- Thyssenkrupp Switzerland
- Schmolz & Bickenbach Switzerland
- Fitness Island Switzerland
- History. Retrieved April 18, 2017 .
- Cornel Dora: Three Wells. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland . November 23, 2016 , accessed June 14, 2019 .