Schwanden GL

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GL is the abbreviation for the canton of Glarus in Switzerland and is used to avoid confusion with other entries of the name Schwandenf .
Schwanden coat of arms
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton of GlarusCanton of Glarus Glarus (GL)
District : No district divisionw
Political community : Glarus Southi2
Postal code : 8762
former BFS no. : 1627
Coordinates : 724 397  /  206 116 coordinates: 46 ° 59 '40 "  N , 9 ° 4' 27"  O ; CH1903:  seven hundred and twenty-four thousand three hundred ninety-seven  /  206116
Height : 521  m above sea level M.
Area : 30.63  km²
Residents: 2392 (December 31, 2010)
Population density : 78 inhabitants per km²
Schwanden GL (Switzerland)
Schwanden GL
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Parish before the merger on January 1, 2011
Schwanden, historical aerial photo from August 9, 1932, taken by Walter Mittelholzer

Schwanden (GL) is a former political municipality in the Swiss canton of Glarus .

As part of the municipality reform in Glarus, it was merged on January 1, 2011 with the municipalities of Betschwanden , Braunwald , Elm , Engi , Haslen , Linthal , Luchsingen , Matt , Mitlödi , Rüti (GL) , Schwändi and Sool to form the new municipality of Glarus Süd .


Schwanden is the largest village in the Glarus hinterland, is located at the confluence of the Linth and Sernf rivers and is exactly on the 47th parallel (see above right).

The industrial site is mostly fog-free even in winter.

The hamlet of Thon is west of the village.


At the time of the denominational division of the canton of Glarus into a federal state of Glarus Reformed religion and a federal state Glarus Catholic religion, Schwanden was the main town and location of the regional parish of the Reformed state for most of the time . The powder tower as a separate storage location for weapons and ammunition of the Reformed class has been preserved and testifies to the mistrust of the federal class of Glarus Catholic religion.

Economy and tourism

Schwanden is the home of the electrical appliance manufacturer Therma (and as such was the production site of Electrolux Schweiz AG from 1978 to 2015 ), as well as the Adler brewery, the last remaining beer brewery in the canton of Glarus. Other companies are, among others, the Kunststoff Schwanden AG, the Schätti AG, the Inauen-Schätti AG, the SKS Rehab AG, the Blesi AG and the GRB Glarner Regionalbank .

Schwanden has optimized its infrastructure for tourism in recent years . It acts as a starting point for hikes and bike tours in summer and ski tours in winter.

Above the village, at 1111 m above sea level. M. on the Schwanderberg, lies the scouts home Villa Kunterbunt . The house was built in 1903 as a holiday home for the Winterthur section of the Swiss Alpine Club and offers space for fifty people.


  • Burkhardt Tschudi (1702–1773) emigrated to London at the age of 16 and became one of the most renowned harpsichord makers of the time (Burkat Shudi). The English piano maker John Broadwood & Sons emerged from his manufacture .
  • Samuel Zopfy (1804–1890), doctor and pioneer of homeopathy , lived and worked in Schwanden.
  • Henry J. Hefty (1858–1915), architect in Portland (Oregon) , also came from Schwanden .
  • Marie Villinger (1860–1946), a leader within the Swiss workers' movement, died in Schwanden in 1946 .
  • The internationally known surveying engineer and cartographer Walter Blumer came from Schwanden .
  • Jakob Hefti (* 1947), a horn player and chamber musician, was born in Schwanden.
  • The writer and children's book author Max Bolliger (1929–2013) was born in Schwanden.
  • Hans Comiotto (1906–1972), teacher and painter
  • The writer Emil Zopfi (* 1943) is a citizen of Schwanden, today the municipality of Glarus Süd.


Web links

Commons : Schwanden  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Jump upSt. George's Paths Homes - Villa Kunterbunt. Retrieved October 17, 2018 .