Biberbrugg

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Biberbrugg
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Biberbrugg is located in Switzerland
Biberbrugg
Biberbrugg
Coordinates: 47°9′N 8°43′E / 47.150°N 8.717°E / 47.150; 8.717Coordinates: 47°9′N 8°43′E / 47.150°N 8.717°E / 47.150; 8.717
Country Switzerland
Canton Schwyz
District Einsiedeln, Höfe
Municipality Einsiedeln and Feusisberg
Area[1]
 • Total 17.51 km2 (6.76 sq mi)
Elevation 838 m (2,749 ft)
Postal code 8836
SFOS number 1321
Surrounded by Einsiedeln, Feusisberg
Website www.einsiedeln.ch
SFSO statistics

Biberbrugg is a village in the canton of Schwyz in Switzerland. Biberbrugg is shared by the municipalities of Einsiedeln in the district of Einsiedeln and Feusisberg in the district of Höfe.

History[edit]

For centuries, the village was a small hamlet with a bridge crossing the Biber river. In 1877, a train station of the railway line Wädenswil–Einsiedeln was built. Fourteen years later, the Südostbahn (SOB) established the line St. Gallen–Schwyz, and Biberbrugg became an important railway node. Around the train station, a settlement in the municipality Einsiedeln was established on the southern side of the Biber river. Later, the motorway St. GallenRapperswilSchwyzIngenbohl on the western side of the river was built; this part of the village belongs to the municipality of Feusisberg.

Transport[edit]

Biberbrugg is a nodal point of the Südostbahn's Voralpen Express and of the motorway between St. Gallen and Schwyz. The village's railway station is also a stop of the Zürich S-Bahn on the lines S13 to Wädenswil and S40 to Rapperswil.

References[edit]

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.

External links[edit]

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