Au, Zurich

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Au
Former municipality of Switzerland
Au - Zimmerberg - FS Horgen 2014-05-23 17-57-55.JPG
Au is located in Switzerland
Au
Au
Coordinates: 47°14.46′N 8°38.42′E / 47.24100°N 8.64033°E / 47.24100; 8.64033Coordinates: 47°14.46′N 8°38.42′E / 47.24100°N 8.64033°E / 47.24100; 8.64033
Country Switzerland
Canton Zurich
District Horgen
Municipality Wädenswil
Elevation 408 m (1,339 ft)
Population
 • Total 4,979
Postal code 8804
Surrounded by Hirzel, Horgen, Wädenswil
Website www.waedenswil.ch
For other uses, see Au.
The village of Au and Au peninsula as seen from Felsenegg (2009)
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.

Transport[edit]

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.

Cultural Heritage[edit]

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,[1] and the settlement is also listed in the Swiss inventory of cultural property of national and regional significance as a Class object.[2] 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).

External links[edit]

Media related to Au ZH at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sites Switzerland: Wädenswil–Vorder Au (CH-ZH-07)". palafittes.org. Retrieved 2014-12-08. 
  2. ^ "A-Objekte KGS-Inventar". Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft, Amt für Bevölkerungsschutz. 2009. Retrieved 2014-12-08.