Egg ZH

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ZH is the abbreviation for the Canton of Zurich in Switzerland and is used to avoid confusion with other entries of the name Eggf .
Egg coat of arms
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton ZurichCanton Zurich Zurich (ZH)
District : Uster
BFS no. : 0192i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 8132 Egg b. Zurich
8132 Hinteregg
8133 Esslingen
Coordinates : 694 698  /  239793 coordinates: 47 ° 18 '8 "  N , 8 ° 41' 27"  O ; CH1903:  694 698  /  239793
Height : 545  m above sea level M.
Height range : 436–845 m above sea level M.
Area : 14.53  km²
Residents: 8598 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 545 inhabitants per km²
Proportion of foreigners :
(residents without
citizenship )
19.3% (December 31, 2018)
Mayor : Tobias Bolliger ( FDP )
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Location of the municipality
Zürichsee Greifensee Pfäffikersee Bezirk Bülach Bezirk Dielsdorf Bezirk Hinwil Bezirk Horgen Bezirk Meilen Bezirk Pfäffikon Bezirk Zürich Dübendorf Egg ZH Fällanden Greifensee ZH Maur Mönchaltorf Mönchaltorf Schwerzenbach Uster Volketswil Wangen-BrüttisellenMap of Egg
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Egg is a municipality in the district of Uster in the canton of Zurich in Switzerland .

Historic aerial photo by Walter Mittelholzer from 1922


Egg ZH lies between the Greifensee and the Pfannenstiel and consists of the three villages Hinteregg, Egg and Esslingen . The community is supplemented by the Aussenwachten Rällikon, Inner- and Usser-Vollikon, Niederesslingen, Rohr, Schaubigen, Eichholz, Neuhaus and Guldenen. The area is 1450 ha; As of 2007, 57.2% of these are agriculture, 23% forests, 13.6% settlements and 5.2% transport. The lowest point of the municipality is in Rällikon (bathing establishment at Greifensee (waters) ) at 436 m above sea level , the highest point in Chnabenhans at 843 m. ü. M. The total length of the municipal boundary is 22.5 km.

Neighboring communities and border sections
Neighboring municipality Border section (in km)
Maur 4.6
Herrliberg 1.0
miles 3.0
Uetikon am See 1.5
Oetwil am See 4.5
Grüningen 0.5
Gossau 1.5
Mönchaltorf 6.0


Early history

Grave finds from the late Bronze Age are the oldest evidence of human settlement in Egg.

middle Ages

Egg is first mentioned in a deed of gift written in Latin, dated January 27, 775. In this letter, a landowner bequeathed his property in Egg (called Eccha) to the St. Gallen monastery . The Egg church is mentioned in a document in 885 as the property of the St. Gallen monastery. In 972 the Einsiedeln monastery also acquired a property complex in Egg. Einsiedeln, however, lost its property around the Grüningen fief , which Egg also belonged to, to the St. Gallen monastery around 1230 . In addition to these goods complexes, the Habsburger Urbar also records the settlement of free farmers in the area around Hinteregg. As a result, Hinteregg was called "Fryenegg" until the 17th century.

1253 transferred the monastery of St. Gallen Lüthold VI. from the Regensberg dynasty, the Vogteirecht over the rule Grüningen and thus also the goods in Egg. As a result of the Regensberg feud around 1267/68 Lüthold VI. In 1269 the fiefdom of Grüningen was returned to the monastery. As a result, Rudolf von Habsburg , who was an enemy of Regensburg, secured it between 1273 and 1284.

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Early modern age

The extension of the rule of the city republic of Zurich until 1798

The city of Zurich, rich in trade and commerce, acquired practically the entire landscape of today's Canton of Zurich since the 13th century. In 1408, in exchange for a sum of money to be paid to Hermann and Walter Gessler, the town came into possession of the area of ​​the former bailiwick of Grüningen and thus also of the area around Egg. From then on, the typical urban ruling structures in the area of ​​influence of the city of Zurich also shaped the political and social circumstances of the citizens of Egg. These conditions gradually began to change when the aristocratic Zurich city-state collapsed under internal and external pressure in 1789 and the Helvetic Republic was proclaimed. The heraldry of the Egger coat of arms still illustrates the importance of the French Revolution for the political upheaval in the region as a revolutionary export.

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Since 1798

As part of the act of mediation in 1803 under Napoleon's leadership , the canton of Zurich received its present-day borders and was divided into 5 districts . Egg was assigned to the Uster district. By 1927, the six civil parishes of Bad, Hinteregg, Egg, Hof, Lieburg and Esslingen gradually merged to form the political municipality of Egg.

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coat of arms

Blazon :

In blue a silver trust couple breaking out of the silver flanks of the clouds.

The design of the coat of arms has its origins in the ideas of the French Revolution. As a municipal coat of arms since 1854, recognized by the municipal council in 1926 in the current blazon.


As of January 1, 2013, 8,319 were living in the municipality of Egg. Of these, 1523 lived in Hinteregg, 5118 in Egg, 1736 in Esslingen and 16 in Guldenen (Forch). At this point in time there were 5491 voters and around 3739 households in the municipality. As of the 2009 tax period, there were 3,619 taxpayers living in Egg. The average income per month was CHF 7987.- with average municipal taxes per month of CHF 722.-

Population development
year population Proportion of foreigners in%
1634 899 -
1699 1245 -
1850 2523 -
1900 2309 -
1950 2439 -
1960 3018 -
1970 5250 -
1990 6501 13.4
2000 7386 15.0
2002 7691 16.1
2006 7830 16.5
2010 8031 17.7
2012 8319 18.3
2013 8393 18.7


Members of the Egger Municipal Council (2018-2022)
Surname Taking office department Political party
Tobias Bolliger 2002 Mayor FDP
Beatrice Gallin 2018 education independent
Erich Haller 2018 Finance and Social FDP
Christoph Domeisen 2018 Real estate and operations independent
Corinne Huber 2014 safety proEgg
Bettina Baumgartner 2018 Construction and planning FDP
Markus Ramsauer 2010 Civil engineering SVP
Party strengths for the cantonal council elections in 2011
Political party %
SVP 34.7
SP 14.4
FDP 13.7
GLP 11.8
GP 8.8
BDP 5.7
CVP 4th
EDU 2.8
EPP 2.3
SD 0.9
AL (alternative list) 0.5


Reformed village church in Egg

As of January 1, 2013, 42% of the population were Protestant Reformed , 29% Roman Catholic , and 15% without religious affiliation. 14% belonged to other denominations.


There are four schools in the community of Egg: Zentrum, BüHiKi, Esslingen and Oberstufe. The community has had a village library since 1971.

Transport links

The community is connected to the Zurich S-Bahn network by the Forchbahn (stops: Esslingen, Emmat, Langwies, Egg, Hinteregg and Neuhaus).

A bus line is operated by the Zurich Lake and Oberland Transport Authority (VZO):

Egg is on the A52 motorway that leads from Zumikon to Hinwil . The four connections Hinteregg , Egg , Esslingen and Oetwil am See are located in the municipality .


Until 2008 the Pelikan company had a branch in Egg. The company Nikon has since 2009 its Swiss headquarters in Egg.


Antonius Church Egg

The Hochwacht is located on the Pfannenstiel at 802 meters above sea level. The cast iron and steel observation tower originally stood on the Bachtel and was rebuilt in 1992 on the pan handle. The historic sawmill in Hinteregg was first mentioned in a document as 'Sagi Thommen' in 1537.

In the center of the village is the wooden Catholic St. Antonius Church, built in 1921 . It is the destination of pilgrims every Tuesday . In 1926 Pope Pius XI. the church has a relic of St. Anthony of Padua . At the end of the 20th century, the Egger pilgrimage center was expanded by the Swiss architect Miroslav Šik, making it one of the few analogue architecture buildings in Switzerland.


In the community there is a lido on the banks of the Greifensee as well as several tennis and soccer fields. In the community there is a triple gymnasium as well as a rifle house and a crossbow stand. In winter the community has a cross-country ski run in Guldenen.

Gymnastics club

The Turnverein Egg aims to promote and support both amateur and competitive sports. The club was founded in 1892 and was able to celebrate its greatest success so far in 1991 when the women’s and equipment series of the TV Egg won the Swiss Gymnastics Festival in Lucerne.


The UHC Egg was founded in 1990. In 1999 the floorball clubs in the communities of Egg, Maur and Oetwil am See merged to form the UHC Pfannenstiel. The UHC Pfannenstiel is one of the larger clubs in the region and comprises 16 teams. The first team plays in the National League B of the Swiss Floorball Federation. Home games and training sessions take place in the triple gym in Egg


The Egg tennis club was founded in 1979. At that time the club did not have its own facilities. It took ten years before the club was allowed to build its own tennis courts. Various projects were prevented between 1979 and 1989 by a total of nine municipal assemblies and one ballot box. In 1992 it was possible to start playing on three of the club's own courts in the Schürwis facility. As of 2012, the TC Egg had 274 members.


The Egg Football Club was founded in 1976 and primarily aims to promote and support both amateur and competitive sports. The FC Egg is a training association which, according to its own information, aims to promote high quality young talent.

Shooting clubs

Egg owns three shooting clubs; a crossbow rifle club, a pistol rifle club and a field rifle club. The Armbrustschützenverein was founded in 1974 and moved into the current clubhouse in 1982. The Egg-Esslingen field rifle club was created in 2001 through the merger of the two rifle clubs Egg and Esslingen founded in 1870. The "Pistolenschützen Egg (PSE)" association was founded in 1938 as a sub-section of the Egg rifle club. However, since 1959 the pistol shooters have formed their own club. Both the pistol shooting club and the field shooting club train in the Vollikon shooting club.


  • Uriella (1929-2019), sect leader
  • Heinrich Müller (* 1941), author of the Egger village chronicle and the Egger church history
  • Werner J. Egli (* 1943), writer
  • Peter Wuffli (* 1957), manager
  • Brigitte Oertli (* 1962), ski racer
  • Marian Petrov (* 2004) basketball player
  • Jan Bürgler (* 2005) professional gamer


  • Hans Martin Gubler: Art Monuments of Switzerland Volume 66 "The Art Monuments of the Canton of Zurich Volume 3: The Districts of Pfäffikon and Uster" Society for Swiss Art History GSK Bern 1978, ISBN 3-7643-0991-1 , pp. 653-676.

Web links

Commons : Egg ZH  - 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. . 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 .
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  10. Federal Statistical Office, 2009 tax period excluding flat-rate taxation - facts / figures. In: Retrieved August 4, 2013 .
  11. Municipal council on the homepage of the municipality of Egg, accessed on July 24, 2018
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  14. ^ Entry of the Pelikan company in Moneyhouse , accessed on November 17, 2012
  15. ^ Homepage Nikon Switzerland , accessed on November 17, 2012
  16. Thommen-Sagi. In: Retrieved November 15, 2012 .
  17. a b c Homepage of the municipality of Egg , accessed on November 17, 2012
  18. a b Homepage of IG Sport Egg , accessed on November 17, 2012
  19. a b Homepage of IG Sport Egg , accessed on November 17, 2012.
  20. ^ Homepage of the TC Egg , accessed on November 18, 2012
  21. ^ Homepage of the TC Egg , accessed on November 18, 2012
  22. ^ Homepage of IG Sport Egg , accessed on November 18, 2012
  23. a b Mission statement of FC Egg , accessed on November 17, 2012
  24. ASV Egg website , accessed on November 17, 2012
  25. ^ Homepage of IG Sport Egg , accessed on November 18, 2012
  26. PSE Egg website , accessed on November 18, 2012