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Coat of arms of Rüschlikon
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton ZurichCanton Zurich Zurich (ZH)
District : Horgen
BFS no. : 0139i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 8803
Coordinates : 684 513  /  240429 coordinates: 47 ° 18 '34 "  N , 8 ° 33' 23"  O ; CH1903:  six hundred eighty-four thousand five hundred thirteen  /  240429
Height : 444  m above sea level M.
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 :
(residents without
citizenship )
33.2% (December 31, 2018)
Mayor : Bernhard Elsener ( CVP )
Website: www.rueschlikon.ch
Train station and village from the church tower

Train station and village from the church tower

Location of the municipality
Ufenau Lützelau Zürichsee Greifensee Sihlsee Teufenbachweiher Horgnerbergweiher Ausee (Wädenswil) Türlersee Zugersee Kanton Schwyz Kanton St. Gallen Kanton Zug Bezirk Affoltern Bezirk Dietikon Bezirk Hinwil Bezirk Meilen Bezirk Uster Bezirk Zürich Adliswil Horgen Kilchberg ZH Langnau am Albis Oberrieden ZH Richterswil Rüschlikon Thalwil WädenswilMap of Rüschlikon
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Rüschlikon is a municipality in the district of Horgen in the canton of Zurich in Switzerland . Rüschlikon is about eight kilometers south of the city of Zurich on the left bank of Lake Zurich .


Rüschlikon stretches from Lake Zurich over the entire Zimmerberg to the Sihl River . The predominantly built-up settlement area of ​​Rüschlikon lies north of the Zimmerberghöhe.

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:



Three think tanks have settled 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. DNB 365803049 .

Web links

Commons : Rüschlikon  - 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. ^ 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 .
  4. ^ Heimatschutzforum Zürich: Particularly valuable group of buildings at Alte Landstrasse 110, Rüschlikon
  5. The Nidelbad. In: NZZ from May 15, 1938.