|Canton :||Zurich (ZH)|
|BFS no. :||0114|
|Postal code :||8496 Steg im Tösstal
|UN / LOCODE :||CH STG (bridge)|
|Coordinates :||712068 / 243462|
|Height :||740 m above sea level M.|
|Height range :||667–1291 m above sea level M.|
|Area :||30.24 km²|
|Residents:||2501 (December 31, 2018)|
|Population density :||83 inhabitants per km²|
Proportion of foreigners :
|14.1% (December 31, 2018)|
|Mayor :||Barbara Dillier|
Church in Fischenthal
|Location of the municipality|
Fischenthal is a municipality in the district of Hinwil in the canton of Zurich in Switzerland .
coat of arms
- In blue, one above the other, two silver fish swimming in opposite directions
The communities of Steg im Tösstal and Gibswil belong to the Fischenthal community . The municipal area covers 30.25 km², making it the largest rural municipality in the canton of Zurich.
The total area of 3,025 ha is divided into:
- 63% forest
- 32% agriculture
- 2% settlements
- 2% traffic
The city of Winterthur is 24 km away and the city of Zurich is 30 km as the crow flies . The highest point in the community is on the Schnebelhorn at 1292 m above sea level. M. , the deepest at Lenzen at 676 m above sea level. M. The neighboring communities of Fischenthal are Mosnang , Eschenbach SG , Wald ZH , Hinwil , Bäretswil and Bauma in a clockwise direction .
The oldest document in which the name Fiskinestal is mentioned dates from 876. At that time, properties in Fischenthal were donated to the St. Gallen monastery . It is believed that an Alemannic settler named Fiskin gave the valley its name. In the 13th century, Fischenthal was incorporated into the Habsburg power . But as early as 1301 the Habsburgs pledged the Fischenthal bailiwick , which changed hands several times until it was ceded to the city of Zurich in 1425 . From 1542 on, Fischenthal was part of the Grüningen rule . In 1798 it was allocated to the Wald district, in 1803 to the Uster district , then to the Grüningen district office and finally in 1831 to the Hinwil district .
The area experienced an upswing during the home industry in the 18th and early 19th centuries. First merit was made by hand spinning , then hand weaving . In place of the earlier poverty, a certain wealth took hold until the mechanical looms in the factories of the lowlands put an end to homework. Many homes were abandoned. The state stepped in to help by purchasing and reforesting land in the headwaters of the Töss . Today the area around the Tössstock is a wildlife sanctuary where chamois can also be found .
The last bear in the Zurich Oberland is said to have been shot on the Hörnli in 1532 . Up until the outbreak of the First World War , a pilgrimage route - the “ Jakobsweg ” - was taken , which led from southern Germany via Fischingen , the Hörnli, along the Jonatal to Rapperswil and Einsiedeln . Pilgrim hostels were the “Zum Steg” inn and the “Zum Hauptmann” inn , formerly in the fistula, later the forerunner of the “Blume”.
In the local museum “Old Chancellery” the local museum commission collects objects from everyday life, past and present. Writings, pictures, photos, films and the collection of the chronicle are also kept in the archive. Like the neighboring community of Wald, the commission is responsible for the Carnival parades and maintains Albert Knecht's old shoemaker's workshop in the Kleintal turner's shop. Once a year an artist from the region exhibits his works in the museum. The Fischenthal local museum commission was formed in the early 1970s. In 1997 she was able to take over the former municipal council office as a local museum.
On December 31, 2015, 2,425 people lived in the Fischenthal community, 13.3% of them foreigners.
On December 31, 2011, 55.6% of the population belonged to the Evangelical Reformed Church and 18.6% to the Roman Catholic Church .
There are two churches in Fischenthal:
- The reformed church was built on the site of the medieval church in Fischenthal: In 1711 the present nave was added to the existing church tower. Since 1933 there have been three colored windows in the choir by the glass painter Röttinger, Zurich.
- The name of the Catholic Church of St. Gallus reminds us that the medieval church of Fischenthal was once consecrated to St. Gallus . In 1949 the previous church of St. Bernadette was consecrated, to which an old people's home was attached. In 1971 the present church, built by the architect Karl Higi , was consecrated. The outwardly simple building has works of art by Paul Stöckli and is an exemplary church building of a post-Vatican Catholic church.
The municipality Fischenthal and the places web in Tösstal and Gibswil are with the line S 26 Winterthur - Bauma - Ruti ZH , by the Thurbo is operated, each with its own stop the train Zurich (to 1918 tösstal railway line connected). The SBB ticket counter was closed at the end of November 2015.
A bus line is operated by the Zurich Lake and Oberland Transport Authority (VZO):
The mayor is Barbara Dillier (non-party).
|Members of the Fischenthaler Municipal Council ( term of office 2018–2022)|
|Surname||Taking office||function||Political party|
|Barbara Dillier||2018||Parish President / Presidential Affairs and Finance||independent|
|Hans Lazzarotto||2018||School President / Education and Youth||independent|
|Rudolf Pfeiffer||2018||Society and culture||independent|
|Elmar Schaufelberger||2018||Real estate and security||independent|
|Matthias Zürcher||2011||Construction and Environment||independent|
Sightseeing and sports
- Gibswil ski jumps
- Wissengubel waterfall and cave
- Philipp Schoch (* 1979), double Olympic champion, and his brother Simon Schoch (* 1978), Olympic runner-up in the snowboard parallel giant slalom
- Jakob Senn (1824–1879), writer
- Johann Jakob Keller (1823–1903), factory owner, mayor , cantonal councilor , national councilor and, as the founder of the Zürcher Kantonalbank, called "bank father"
- Ueli Witzig (* 1946), designer
- Emil Zopfi (* 1943), writer
- Kai Mahler (* 1995), freestyle skier and winner of the 2012 Youth Olympic Games in the freestyle "Halfpipe" discipline
- 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 .
- Official website of the Fischenthal community
- Statistical data for the Fischenthal community
- Ueli Müller: Fischenthal. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland .
- ↑ 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 .
- ↑ Data on the resident population by home, gender and age (community profile). Statistical Office of the Canton of Zurich, accessed on December 22, 2019 .
- ↑ StiASG , Urk. IV 355. Online at e-chartae , accessed on June 19, 2020.
- ↑ Chronicle . Retrieved December 1, 2014.
- ↑ Mardi Gras parades . Retrieved December 1, 2014.
- ↑ Kleintal turnery . Retrieved December 1, 2014.
- ↑ http://www.web.statistik.zh.ch/cms_vis/karteBevoelkerung2015/index.html (accessed on March 18, 2016)
- ↑ http://www.statistik.zh.ch/internet/justiz_inneres/statistik/de/aktuell/mitteilungen/2012/bev_2011.html (accessed on February 27, 2012)
- ^ Website of the Reformed parish. History section. Retrieved May 9, 2014.
- ^ Website of the Catholic parish Bauma. Section history of the parish Fischenthal. Retrieved May 9, 2014.
- ↑ Municipal Council. Retrieved on April 14, 2020 (Swiss Standard German).
- ↑ Antonio Cortesi: Bank father from Fischenthal. (PDF) In: Fischenthal community. Zürcher Oberländer, October 1, 1990, pp. 1–7 , accessed on March 28, 2020 .