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Bubikon coat of arms
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton ZurichCanton Zurich Zurich (ZH)
District : Hinwilw
BFS no. : 0112i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 8608 Bubikon
8633 Wolfhausen
Coordinates : 704550  /  236344 coordinates: 47 ° 16 '11 "  N , 8 ° 49' 13"  O ; CH1903:  704 550  /  236344
Height : 509  m above sea level M.
Height range : 475-569 m above sea level M.
Area : 11.61  km²
Residents: 7334 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 632 inhabitants per km²
Proportion of foreigners :
(residents without
citizenship )
11.1% (December 31, 2018)
Mayor : Andrea Keller (independent)
Website: www.bubikon.ch
View from Batzberg on Bubikon (in the background)

View from Batzberg on Bubikon (in the background)

Location of the municipality
Pfäffikersee Greifensee Ufenau Lützelau Zürichsee Kanton Schwyz Kanton St. Gallen Kanton Thurgau Bezirk Horgen Bezirk Meilen Bezirk Pfäffikon Bezirk Uster Bezirk Winterthur Bäretswil Bubikon Dürnten Fischenthal Gossau ZH Grüningen ZH Hinwil Rüti ZH Seegräben Wald ZH WetzikonMap of Bubikon
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Bubikon (obsolete Bubigheim ) is a municipality in the district of Hinwil in the canton of Zurich in Switzerland .


Historic aerial photo from 1922, taken from a height of 500 meters by Walter Mittelholzer

The municipality of Bubikon (since 1884) includes the villages Bubikon and Wolfhausen and the hamlets Barenberg (east of Wolfhausen), Berlikon (south of Wolfhausen), Bürg (north of Wolfhausen), Lanzacher (northwest of Bubikon), Wändhüslen (north of Bubikon) and Widenswil (between Bubikon and Wolfhausen).

The municipal area lies on the watershed between Glatt and Lake Zurich . The highest point in the municipality is the Hombergchropf (between Bubikon and Bürg) at 568 m; the lowest point is the Schwarz , which leaves the municipality to the west ( Rüti ZH ), at 480 m.

coat of arms


Quartered: 1 in red a continuous silver cross, 2 and 3 in gold a black Latin B, 4 in black a silver forked cross

The coat of arms of the municipality of Bubikon is already shown in the chronicle of Johannes Stumpf (1548), who was pastor and prior in the knight's house in Bubikon. The coat of arms still appears in the Grüninger stand disk from 1595, and in a banner carrier disk from 1627. David Herrliberger, however, uses the old Commandery coat of arms in his Helvetic Topography (1765). In the course of the preparation of the Zurich municipal coat of arms, the heraldic commission suggested adopting this older and simpler coat of arms, but the local council refused, and the "traditional" coat of arms with the Johanniterkreuz was introduced on January 14, 1926 as the official municipal coat of arms.


Population development
year Residents
1634 262
1850 1,591
1870 1,489
1900 1'555
1920 1'809
1950 2,265
1970 3,244
2000 5'424
2005 5,759
2010 6,573
2015 7,027
2016 7,119
2017 7,194
2018 7,335
2019 7,349


On December 31, 2011, 45 percent of the population belonged to the Evangelical Reformed Church and 26.2 percent to the Roman Catholic Church . In Bubikon there is also a Free Evangelical Congregation and the Martus Congregation.


The mayor is Andrea Keller, independent (as of 2018).

Christine Bernet was mayor of the FBV (Free Citizens Association Bubikon) from 2014 to 2018.

Bruno Franceschini was mayor from 2002 to 2014 and was a member of the FBV (Free Citizens' Association Bubikon).


In addition to important thoroughfares, the community has a connection to the Oberlandautobahn (A53) towards Zurich and Rapperswil SG .

The connection to public transport is also excellent. The municipality has a train station on the Zurich S-Bahn with 15- minute connections on the S 5 and S 15 lines :

The following bus lines exist, which are operated by the Zurich Lake and Oberland Transport Authority (VZO):

Bubikon used to be a railway junction, here the lines of the United Swiss Railways crossed with the Uerikon-Bauma-Bahn and provided connections in all four directions, for example to Hinwil - Bauma , Rüti ZH - Rapperswil SG , Wolfhausen - Uerikon and Wetzikon - Zurich .


The Ritterhaus Bubikon stands on a Nagelfluhsporn in the southeast of the municipality . It was donated to the Order of St. John by Diethelm V. von Toggenburg in 1192 and was subsequently expanded to become a commander . When Zurich abolished the monasteries and orders in 1525, the Johanniterkommenden Wädenswil and Bubikon were not affected; however, Zurich took over the administration in Bubikon from 1528 to 1532. The house was expanded for the last time in 1570 and is now the best preserved Johanniter commandery in Europe. The house is owned by the Ritterhausgesellschaft Bubikon, founded in 1936, which maintains it and runs a museum about the history of the Crusades and the Knightly Orders .




  • Max Bührer (Ed.): Bubikon — Wolfhausen Two Villages - One Municipality Volume 1, Municipality of Bubikon (1981) ( pdf ).
  • Max Bührer, Kurt Schmid, Jakob Zollinger: Bubikon-Wolfhausen through the ages. Printing company Wetzikon AG, 1981–83. ISBN 3-85981-118-5 .
  • Hermann Fietz: The art monuments of the canton of Zurich, Volume II: The districts of Bülach, Dielsdorf, Hinwil, Horgen and Meilen. (= Art Monuments of Switzerland. Volume 15). Edited by the Society for Swiss Art History GSK. Bern 1943. DNB 365803049 .
  • Kurt Schmid: Bubikon (community). In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland . 2003 .

Web links

Commons : Bubikon  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Permanent and non-permanent resident population by year, canton, district, municipality, population type and gender (permanent resident population). In: bfs. admin.ch . Federal Statistical Office (FSO), August 31, 2019, accessed on December 22, 2019 .
  2. Data on the resident population by home, gender and age (community profile). Statistical Office of the Canton of Zurich, accessed on December 22, 2019 .
  3. In the 18th century occasionally in connection with the Johanniter-Kommende . The place name is first documented in 811, as Puapinchova (Schmid 2003).
  4. Jakob Zollinger, "Dörfer, Weiler and Höfe" in Bührer (Ed.) Bubikon — Wolfhausen (1981), pp. 111–154.
  5. The cleanup of Zurich's municipal coat of arms (= communications Antiquarian Society in Zurich 49), 1977, p. 37
  6. http://www.bubikon.ch/documents/Einwohner numbers_Werte.pdf  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (accessed February 27, 2012).@1@ 2Template: Dead Link / www.bubikon.ch  
  7. https://statistik.zh.ch/internet/justiz_inneres/statistik/de/daten/gemeindeportraet_kanton_zuerich.html#a-content (accessed on February 7, 2020)
  8. https://statistik.zh.ch/internet/justiz_inneres/statistik/de/daten/gemeindeportraet_kanton_zuerich.html#a-content (accessed on February 7, 2020)
  9. https://statistik.zh.ch/internet/justiz_inneres/statistik/de/daten/gemeindeportraet_kanton_zuerich.html#a-content (accessed on February 7, 2020)
  10. https://statistik.zh.ch/internet/justiz_inneres/statistik/de/daten/gemeindeportraet_kanton_zuerich.html#a-content (accessed on February 7, 2020)
  11. https://statistik.zh.ch/internet/justiz_inneres/statistik/de/daten/gemeindeportraet_kanton_zuerich.html#a-content (accessed on February 7, 2020)
  12. http://www.statistik.zh.ch/internet/justiz_inneres/statistik/de/aktuell/mitteilungen/2012/bev_2011.html (accessed on February 27, 2012).
  13. Archive link ( Memento of the original from January 2, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (accessed February 27, 2012). @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.feg.ch
  14. http://www.martus.ch/ (accessed on February 27, 2012).
  15. http://www.zol.ch/ Bezirk-hinwil/bubikon/Franceschini- geht-nach-zwoelf--Jahren-ist-Schluss---/story/ 22383689
  16. Boris Bauer: The return of the Coming Bubikon to the Order of St. John ; in: Querblicke, Zürcher Reformationsgeschichten , ed. by Peter Niederhäuser and Regula Schmid; Chronos Verlag, Zurich 2019; 203 p., Ill. ( Communications from the Antiquarian Society in Zurich , Volume 86); ISBN 978-3-0340-1498-4 , pp. 138-143.