|Canton :||Zurich (ZH)|
|BFS no. :||0139|
|Postal code :||8803|
|Height range :||406-585 m above sea level M.|
|Area :||2.93 km²|
|Residents:||6035 (December 31, 2018)|
|Population density :||2060 inhabitants per km²|
Proportion of foreigners :
|33.2% (December 31, 2018)|
|Mayor :||Bernhard Elsener ( CVP )|
Train station and village from the church tower
|Location of the municipality|
In Rüschlikon there are large green areas on the southern slope that are used as a local recreation area: in the west the Chopfholz forest , along the Sihl the Sihlhalde forest area . The forests at the height of the Zimmerberg are called Weissberg , Eggrain , Spitelegg and Langtannen with field names . The Leilöcher ( clay holes ), a boggy plain, lie between the Spitelegg and Langtannen forest areas . The fields Hinter- and Vorder- Längimoos and the cattle pasture on the southern part of Rüschlikon are farmed extensively.
The oldest witnesses of the settlement are a series of burial mounds from the Iron Age Hallstatt culture (800–450 BC) on the moraine of the Zimmerberg. The name Rüschlikon is of Alemannic origin and is mentioned in a document around the middle of the 12th century as Ruochslinchon and Ruoslinchoven . Thanks to the intact village center and the local museum, the history of Rüschlikon remains comprehensible.
coat of arms
- Two-leaved stem of a double rose with red clusters and green sepals.
Bernhard Elsener ( CVP ) has been mayor since 2006 (as of December 2017).
- The sulphurous healing spring Nidelbad was known from 1500. Conrad Gessner mentioned them in his book Heilquellen der Schweiz from 1553. In 1870 the Kurhaus was rebuilt.
- Group of buildings consisting of a wine grower's house built in 1786, a wash house built in 1804 and a large barn on Alte Landstrasse.
There are two churches in Rüschlikon:
- The reformed church goes back to a medieval Niklaus chapel. In the 18th to 20th centuries, various alterations and extensions to the church took place, so that today it presents itself as a transverse church .
- The name of the Roman Catholic Church of St. Nikolaus takes up the medieval patronage of Rüschlikon to St. Nicholas of Myra . It was built between 1980 and 1982.
Rüschlikon, historical aerial photo from 1919, taken from a height of 100 meters by Walter Mittelholzer
Rüschlikon 1793, on an engraving by Heinrich Brupbacher
Three think tanks have settled in Rüschlikon:
- The Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute (GDI), an institution sponsored by the Migros retail cooperative , at the former residence of the company founder Gottlieb Duttweiler , the Park im Grüene
- The IBM Zurich Research Laboratory , which has produced several Nobel Prize winners and is one of the oldest think tanks of the computer manufacturer IBM .
- The Center for Global Dialogue of the Swiss Reinsurance Company ( Swiss Re ), one of the largest reinsurance groups in the world, in the “Villa Bodmer”.
- Max Bucherer (1883–1974), painter and graphic artist
- Willy Friedrich Burger (1882–1964), art and poster painter
- Adele Duttweiler (1892–1990), wife of Gottlieb Duttweiler
- Gottlieb Duttweiler (1888–1962), politician, entrepreneur and founder of Migros
- Ivan Glasenberg (* 1957), entrepreneur and manager (Glencore), has lived in Rüschlikon since 1994
- Fritz Honegger (1917–1999), Federal Councilor from 1977–1982, father of Eric Honegger
- Eric Honegger (* 1946), councilor and manager, son of Fritz Honegger
- Hans-Jürg Meier (1964–2015), composer, recorder player and choir director, grew up in Rüschlikon
- Karl Alexander Müller (* 1927) and Georg Bednorz (* 1950), Nobel Prize winners for Physics 1987
- Marcel Reif (* 1949), TV journalist and sports commentator, lives in Rüschlikon
- Monika Ribar (* 1959), manager, lives in Rüschlikon
- Heinrich Rohrer (1933–2013) and Gerd Binnig (* 1947), 1986 Nobel Prize laureates for physics
- James Schwarzenbach (1911–1994), politician, born in Rüschlikon
- Bernhard Schneider , Erika Schmid (photography and design): Contrasts in Rüschlikon Verlag Schneider Communications 2013, ISBN 978-3-906068-01-5 .
- 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. .
- Martin Illi: Rüschlikon. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland .
- Official website of the municipality of Rüschlikon
- Statistical data for the municipality of Rüschlikon
- 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 .
- Walter Drack: The Hallstatt grave hill II near Feldimoos, municipality of Rüschlikon, Canton of Zurich . In: Journal for Swiss Archeology and Art History . 25, 1968, pp. 177-188. doi : 10.5169 / seals-165210 .
- Heimatschutzforum Zürich: Particularly valuable group of buildings at Alte Landstrasse 110, Rüschlikon
- The Nidelbad. In: NZZ from May 15, 1938.