|Canton :||Thurgau (TG)|
|Postal code :||9514|
|BFS no. :||4791 (Political Community)|
|former BFS no .:||4793 (local parish )|
|Height :||615 m above sea level M.|
|Area :||12.12 km² (Polish municipality)
8.97 km² (local municipality)
|Residents:||1111 (December 31, 2018)|
|Population density :||92 inhabitants per km²|
Wuppenau is embedded in a hilly landscape and has a low population density. In addition to the villages of Wuppenau, Heiligkreuz and Hosenruck , the municipality also has numerous hamlets : Welfensberg , Gabris, Oberheimen, Leuberg, Waldwies, Grub, Mörenau, Gärtensberg, Almensberg, Greutensberg, Secki and Remensberg .
Because of the lookout point Nollen , a former triangulation point with a view of Lake Constance, as well as a wide alpine panorama, the community has a certain supra-regional tourism. The Heiligkreuz and Welfensberg churches as well as the Gärtensberg chapel are also popular for weddings.
Wuppenau was first mentioned in 820 as Wabbinauwa . As early as the 9th century, the St. Gallen monastery in Wuppenau owned goods. Wuppenau belonged to the mountain court until 1798 , whereby numerous farms, u. a. in Welfensberg, part of the Thurlinden free court . From 1396 to 1809 at the latest, the Tobel Commandery owned the collature of the church mentioned in 1275. After the Reformation in 1530, Wuppenau was gradually re-Catholicized; the Reformed were in church from 1564 to Neukirch an der Thur and from 1714 to Schönholzerswilen . The church of St. Martin, built between 1890 and 1897, contains parts of the furnishings of the previous church.
In Wuppenau, meadows, arable fields and fruit were grown and the forest was cultivated, and a cheese dairy opened around 1860. There were seven embroidery works from 1878 to 1914, one knitting mill from 1892 to 1997 and a ship embroidery from 1907 to 1911.
In 1971, as part of a community reorganization, the local communities of Wuppenau, Heiligkreuz and Hosenruck and the municipal community of Wuppenau merged to form the unitary community of Wuppenau, which has been in the Weinfelden district since 2011. Around 2000 a single-family house quarter was built.
coat of arms
The bear comes from the St. Gallen monastery , since Wuppenau belonged to the st. Gallic mountain court. The colors are those of the Lords of Leuberg, whose ancestral castle was on the territory of the municipality.
The local community of Wuppenau has had the coat of arms since 1953. After the formation of the unified community, the coat of arms was continued by the new community.
Of the total of 1,111 inhabitants in the municipality of Wuppenau in 2018, 72 or 6.5% were foreign nationals. 368 (55.1%) were Roman Catholic and 153 (22.9%) Protestant Reformed. The village of Wuppenau had 668 residents at that time.
In 2016, Wuppenau offered work for 302 people (converted to full-time positions). Of these, 31.9% worked in agriculture and forestry, 29.7% in industry, trade and construction and 38.4% in the service sector.
Heiligkreuz is listed in the inventory of places worth protecting in Switzerland .
- 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.
- Swiss land use statistics. Completed on July 1, 1912. Published by the Federal Statistical Bureau. ( Memento from April 12, 2016 in the Internet Archive )
- 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 .
- 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.
Erich Trösch: Wuppenau. 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).
- municipal. On the website of the State Archives of the Canton of Thurgau, accessed on December 8, 2019
- 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.