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Zimmerberg between Lake Zurich and the Albis chain

Zimmerberg between Lake Zurich and the Albis chain

height 769  m above sea level M.
location Canton of Zurich , Switzerland
Dominance 1.9 km →  Mätteli
Notch height 113 m ↓  Neumüli
Coordinates 687 224  /  231631 coordinates: 47 ° 13 '47 "  N , 8 ° 35' 26"  O ; CH1903:  six hundred and eighty-seven thousand two hundred twenty-four  /  231631
Zimmerberg (Canton of Zurich)
Type Molasses
rock Loose rock , sedimentary rock

The Zimmerberg is a chain of hills in the Swiss canton of Zurich , which extends between the left bank of Lake Zurich and the Sihl valley. The name is derived from the Old High German word zimbar and means 'timber'. The highest point is in the hamlet of the same name and is 769  m above sea level. M.


The Zimmerberg is a lateral moraine of the Linth Glacier and runs parallel to the Albis . In between lies the Sihl valley. The single-lane Zimmerberg tunnel leads through the Zimmerberg from Horgen Oberdorf to Sihlbrugg Station, which is part of the Zurich access to the Gotthard Railway and was opened in 1897 by the Swiss Northeast Railway (NOB), which has been part of the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) since the nationalization in 1902 .

The first stage of the Zimmerberg base tunnel , which ends in the middle of the Zimmerberg and leads via an underground junction to Thalwil , runs parallel under the Zimmerberg range between Zurich and Rüschlikon . The longitudinal crossing of the chain of hills was chosen primarily because of the relatively dense development on both hill sides.

Zimmerberg also stands for many regional institutions on the left bank of Lake Zurich. The Zimmerberg cantonal planning region is identical to the Horgen district .


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