Rickenbach TG

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TG is the abbreviation for the canton of Thurgau in Switzerland and is used to avoid confusion with other entries of the name Rickenbachf .
Coat of arms of Rickenbach
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton of ThurgauCanton of Thurgau Thurgau (TG)
District : Münchwilen
BFS no. : 4751i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 9532
Coordinates : 721519  /  256715 coordinates: 47 ° 27 '0 "  N , 9 ° 3' 0"  O ; CH1903:  721519  /  256715
Height : 550  m above sea level M.
Height range : 530–630 m above sea level M.
Area : 1.58  km²
Residents: 2774 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 1756 inhabitants per km²
Website: www.rickenbach-tg.ch
Location of the municipality
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Rickenbach is a municipality and a town in the district Münchwilen the Swiss canton Thurgau .

The political community has existed since January 1, 1998, when the local community Wilen bei Wil separated from the municipal community Rickenbach bei Wil as part of the Thurgau community reform and this was formed with the local community of the same name to form the political community Rickenbach TG .


Rickenbach is located in Hinterthurgau and is a suburb of the city of Wil SG . The place offers many shopping opportunities, as, among other things, the shop opening times in the canton of Thurgau are more liberal than in the neighboring canton of St. Gallen . On the other hand, Rickenbach benefits from the proximity to the city of Wil with its diverse possibilities and good transport connections.


Village church of St. Verena from 1644, the lowest stones of the tower date from 838.
In 1923 Rickenbach was still a tranquil village.

Rickenbach was first mentioned as Richinbach in the Henauer deed in 754 . The St. Gallen Monastery owned goods in Rickenbach as early as the 8th century. In 1471 the Abbey of St. Gallen acquired the pledged Vogtei Rickenbach back from Balthasar von Hohenlandenberg . From 1483 to 1798 Rickenbach was subordinate to the Rickenbach court, to which Wilen and from 1506 Busswil also belonged and which was administered by the Wileramt of the St. Gallen monastery. The federal governor of Thurgau carried out maleficent judgments . The Thurlinden Freigericht , to which the farmers of free farms in the area belonged , also met in Rickenbach .

In 838 there was a church in Rickenbach, whose patronage and church structure belonged to the St. Gallen monastery. From 1350 to 1422 Rickenbach was a branch church of Kirchberg . From 1529 to 1531 the parish temporarily followed the Reformed faith. In 1644 today's St. Verena Church was rebuilt. After the dissolution of the Dreizelgenwirtschaft , from the 19th century Rickenbach increasingly ran cattle and dairy farming with a cheese dairy. The mill from the 13th century was expanded to become a wholesale mill (Eberle Mühlen) in 1919 and closed in 2000. The Eschmann bell foundry existed until 1973. After the construction of the A1 motorway and the growth of Wil , the population in Rickenbach doubled from 1960 to 1990.

coat of arms

Rickenbach TG-blazon.svg

Blazon : a yellow, covered wooden bridge in black .

A similar coat of arms has been used by the municipality since the 19th century. The bridge stands for the Thur crossing , the colors refer to the close relationship between the village and the St. Gallen Abbey. After the local community of Rickenbach bei Wil merged in 1998 to form the political community of Rickenbach, the coat of arms continued to be used.


Population development in the municipality of Rickenbach
Population development of the unitary municipality
year 2000 2010 2018
Residents 2426 2470 2771
Population development of the local and municipal municipality
year 1850 1880 1900 1930 1950 1960 1980 1990
Municipal parish 756 865 921 1364 1485 1918 2766 3992
Local parish 464 520 542 755 845 968 1717 2490

Of the total of 2,771 inhabitants in the municipality of Rickenbach in 2018, 1,019 or 36.8% were foreign nationals. 1110 (40.1%) were Roman Catholic and 425 (15.3%) Protestant Reformed.


In 2016, Rickenbach offered 797 jobs (converted to full-time positions). Of these, 0.3% worked in agriculture and forestry, 33.1% in industry, trade and construction and 66.6% in the service sector.


Rickenbach benefits from its proximity to Wil from the local train station and from the connection to the A1 motorway , which can be reached in a few minutes. Rickenbach is on the Wil - Kirchberg - Gähwil bus line from WilMobil . For several years there has been significantly less through traffic through Rickenbach, as the traffic flows have been diverted somewhat by means of a bypass road and traffic calming measures.



Web links

Commons : Rickenbach  - 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. a b Thurgau in figures 2019 . On the website of the Statistical Office of the Canton of Thurgau (PDF file; 1.8 MB), accessed on April 28, 2020.
  3. a b Localities and their resident population. Edition 2019 . On the website of the Statistical Office of the Canton of Thurgau (Excel table; 0.1 MB), accessed on April 28, 2020.
  4. StiASG , Urk. Bremen 7. Online at e-chartae , accessed on June 19, 2020.
  5. a b Erich Trösch: Rickenbach (TG). 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 - Share under the same conditions 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0).
  6. a b municipal coat of arms . On the website of the State Archives of the Canton of Thurgau, accessed on December 8, 2019
  7. a b c population development of the municipalities. Canton Thurgau, 1850–2000 and resident population of the municipalities and change from the previous year. Canton of Thurgau, 1990–2018. On the website of the Statistical Office of the Canton of Thurgau (Excel tables; 0.1 MB each), accessed on April 28, 2020.