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Coat of arms of Libingen
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton of St. GallenCanton of St. Gallen Canton of St. Gallen (SG)
Constituency : Toggenburgw
Political community : Mosnangi2
Postal code : 9614
Coordinates : 719 750  /  243200 coordinates: 47 ° 19 '44 "  N , 9 ° 1' 23"  O ; CH1903:  719 750  /  243200
Height : 768  m above sea level M.
Residents: 293 (2018)
Libingen with the Chrüzegg – Schnebelhorn range of hills in the background

Libingen with the Chrüzegg – Schnebelhorn range of hills in the background

Libingen (Switzerland)
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Libingen is a village in the municipality of Mosnang in Toggenburg in eastern Switzerland with around 300 inhabitants. The village lies in a western cross valley to the Thur on a terrace above the Dietfurt erbach.

Libingen has its own Catholic parish , a primary school and a village corporation for the supply of water and cable television. The village is the end of the post bus line from Bütschwil- Mosnang and the starting point for hikes in the direction of Chrüzegg, Schnebelhorn and Hulftegg . There is a lively club life in the small village. Above all, the Libingen Music Society shapes village life.


Aerial photo by Walter Mittelholzer from 1927

The place was first mentioned in a document in 1416 as Libingen . The Counts of Toggenburg and the Abbey of St. Gallen shared the Vogtei Libingen, which only came into full ownership of the abbey in 1552. Libingen was the court Bazenheid assigned, and in 1803 the political community allocated Mosnang. In 1840 the attempt to separate from her failed. In 1751, at the suggestion of the priest Joseph Helg, the separation from the Catholic parish of Mosnang and the establishment of a separate parish as well as the construction of the baroque St. Gallus Church , completed in 1769, took place . Helg added a convent to this, in which from 1754 a community of sisters cultivated perpetual adoration . The St. Gall prince abbot Cölestin Gugger only approved the foundation of the monastery in 1760 and sent two Benedictine women from the St. Gall monastery to Libingen. In 1781, Prince Abbot Beda Angehrn moved the monastery to Glattburg . In 1754 a free school was founded in Libingen .

Population development
year 1827 2000
Residents 667 372

From 1880 to 1899 tufa from the Engelschwand quarry under the Chrüzegg was used for sacred and secular buildings, e.g. B. for the National Museum Zurich , used. The first goat breeding cooperative in Switzerland was founded in Libingen in 1865 . From 1965 to 1979 there was a carillon with 59 bells in the hamlet of Hofen.


The landmark is the baroque St. Gallus Church, completed in 1769, in which Benedictine nuns worshiped Perpetually. The Lourdes grotto was built in 1887 by the herb pastor Johann Künzle .


The politician Pia Hollenstein was born on September 13, 1950 in Libingen.


Web links

Commons : Libingen  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. population. On the website of the municipality of Mosnang, accessed on October 25, 2018
  2. a b c d Hans Büchler : Libingen. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland .
    These sections are largely based on the entry in the Historical Lexicon of Switzerland (HLS), which, according to the HLS's usage information, is under the Creative Commons license - Attribution - Distribution under the same conditions 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0).
  3. ^ Community Mosnang (ed.): Four villages - one community . 1150 years of Mosnang. Verlag E. Kalberer, Bazenheid 2005, p. 100 .
  4. Matthias Giger: Libinger Glockenspiel has traveled widely. In: Toggenburger Tagblatt. June 28, 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2017 .
  5. Hansruedi Kugler: Lourdes grotto needs renovation. In: Toggenburger Tagblatt. June 28, 2012, accessed July 4, 2013 .