Veltheim (Winterthur)

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Veltheim coat of arms (District 5)
Winterthur coat of arms
Veltheim (District 5)
City district of Winterthur
Map of Veltheim
Coordinates 696 289  /  263 386 coordinates: 47 ° 30 '51 "  N , 8 ° 43' 1"  O ; CH1903:  696,289  /  two hundred sixty-three thousand three hundred and eighty-six
surface 2.29 km²
Residents 9992 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density 4363 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation Jan. 1, 1922
BFS no. 230-500
Post Code 8400
Parish before the merger on January 1, 1922

Veltheim is an urban district of the city of Winterthur in Switzerland . The formerly independent municipality of Veltheim was incorporated in 1922 and forms today's District 5 .

coat of arms


In red over an overturned silver ploughshare, a silver vine knife with a golden handle on a pile


Veltheim is located north of the old town of Winterthur, between the old town and Wülflingen . The district consists of the quarters Rosenberg north and Blumenau south of the Rheinfallbahn line .


Aerial photograph by Walter Mittelholzer (1923)

The earliest human traces were found in Veltheim from the Neolithic Age , as evidenced by finds of a stone hatchet and a stone ax. Ceramic finds exist from the Bronze Age , which could indicate a settlement at this time. A find from 1878, which among other things contained bronze axes and a cast cake , was dated 900 BC. Dated, however part of the find was sold in the art trade.

In Roman times there was a manor at the foot of the Wolfensberg , as was proven by an excavation near the Veltheim church . However, it cannot be proven whether this flowed seamlessly into today's village.

Veltheim was first mentioned in a document in 774 as Feldhaim . The Veltheim Church was built around 800 and was under the diocese of Constance until the Reformation in 1525 . Other buildings from earlier times are likely to be the tower house and the Kehlhof, the latter being the seat of a landlord. Count Hartmann IV of Kyburg acquired the village in 1230. On February 15, 1244, "Heinrich von Veltheim" was the first mention of a nobility ministerial family of the Counts of Kyburg .

When the Kyburgs died out, the village passed to the Habsburgs in 1264 . In 1452 the city of Zurich took over the county of Kyburg from the Habsburgs. Shortly before the end of the Ancien Régime, the community, now comprising 443 residents, built its first school in 1799.

In 1816/1817 there were reports of price increases and famine. In 1827 a second school house was built. In the second half of the 19th century, the village grew increasingly together with the city, first along the Feldstrasse, and later through the field. In 1922, following prior coordination, Veltheim was incorporated into the city of Winterthur with the other previously independent communities of Oberwinterthur , Seen , Töss and Wülflingen .

Veltheim: general view view from Gallispitz 1877

Sights and culture


The local football club, SC Veltheim , played in the highest football league in Switzerland until 1930. Today the club is in the amateur leagues.

Until the merger with EHC Winterthur in 1963, the ice hockey club EHC Veltheim , founded in 1933 , was a once successful first division club (third highest league in Switzerland) that attracted up to 1,200 spectators to the Schützenweiher .

In addition to some successful gymnasts such as August Güttinger , TV Veltheim also had a handball section that used to play in the National League B. The two-time wrestling king Karl Meli also began his career at TV Veltheim.


Due to its proximity to Winterthur main station , Veltheim did not have its own train station when the railway was built, although the city district is crossed by the Rheinfallbahn . The district is made accessible by local public transport mainly through two trolleybus lines from Stadtbus Winterthur : Line 2 to Wülflingen, which goes through Veltheim along Wülflingerstrasse, and line 3 to Rosenberg. The next autobahn connection to the A1 / A4 is Winterthur-Ohringen north of the Rosenberg directly on the city limits.

Sons and daughters of Veltheim


  • Peter Ziegler: Veltheim. From the beginning to the present. New Year's Gazette from the Winterthur City Library. Winterthur 1981.

Individual evidence

  1. Newspaper “Tag des Denkmals 2003” (PDF; 4.6 MB), article by Renata Windler: Traces of people in Veltheim from the Neolithic to the early Middle Ages. Published by the City of Winterthur Office for Urban Development.
  2. a b c newspaper "Memorial Day 2003" (PDF; 4.6 MB), article by Peter Albertin: Veltheim - from the early medieval village to the Winterthur suburb. Published by the City of Winterthur Office for Urban Development.
  3. Roger Tacheron: Ice Ages. In: Der Landbote from November 28, 2002.

Web links

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