Werdmüller estate on the peninsula (2009)
Au is a village in the municipality Wädenswil in the district of Horgen in the canton of Zurich in Switzerland.
First mentioned in the year 1130 as «Naglikon» and 1316 as «Owe», Au belongs politically to the urban area of the south-eastern city of Wädenswil on Lake Zurich.
Au ZH railway station is a stop of the S-Bahn Zürich on the line S8. The Au peninsula is a known touristic destination and has a stop of the Zürichsee-Schifffahrtsgesellschaft.
Located on Zürichsee lakeshore, Wädenswil–Vorder Au is part of the 56 Swiss sites of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps, and the settlement is also listed in the Swiss inventory of cultural property of national and regional significance as a Class object. Because the lake has grown in size over time, the original piles are now around 4 metres (13 ft) to 7 metres (23 ft) under the water level of 406 metres (1,332 ft).
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