Irgenhausen

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Irgenhausen
Former municipality of Switzerland
Irgenhausen - Irgenhausen as seen from Auslikon (April 2010)
Irgenhausen as seen from Auslikon (April 2010)
Country Switzerland
Canton Zurich
District Pfäffikon
Municipality Pfäffikon
Coordinates 47°21.58′N 8°47.6′E / 47.35967°N 8.7933°E / 47.35967; 8.7933Coordinates: 47°21.58′N 8°47.6′E / 47.35967°N 8.7933°E / 47.35967; 8.7933
Population 0 (December 2007)
- Density 0 /km2 (0 /sq mi)
Area 0 km2 (0 sq mi)
Elevation 556 m (1,824 ft)
Postal code 8330
Surrounded by Auslikon, Kempten, Wetzikon
Website www.pfaeffikon.ch
Irgenhausen is located in Switzerland
Irgenhausen
Irgenhausen
Irgenhausen as seen from Seegräben (June 2009)
Irgenhausen Castrum as seen from the northwest

Irgenhausen is a village (Aussenwacht) of the municipality of Pfäffikon in the canton of Zurich in Switzerland.

Geography[edit]

Irgenhausen is located in the district of Pfäffikon in the Zürcher Oberland on the eastern shore of the Pfäffikersee (Lake Pfäffikon).

Demographics[edit]

Irgenhausen belongs politically to the municipality of Pfäffikon.

History[edit]

In Roman era, along Pfäffikersee there was a Roman road from the vicus Centum Prata (Kempraten) on Lake Zürich via Vitudurum (Oberwinterthur) to Tasgetium (Eschenz) to the Rhine. To secure this important transport route, the Irgenhausen Castrum was built. The native name of the fort is unknown, thus Irgenhausen was mentioned in 811 AD as Camputuna sive Irincheshusa. Maybe the castrum's name was Cambodunum, the name of the neighboring village of Kempten.

Points of interest[edit]

In Irgenhausen is the Roman Irgenhausen Castrum on the Pfäffikersee lakeshore situated.[1]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Irgenhausen at Wikimedia Commons Media related to Kastell Irgenhausen at Wikimedia Commons