|Former municipality of Switzerland|
Irgenhausen as seen from Auslikon (April 2010)
|Elevation||556 m (1,824 ft)|
|Surrounded by||Auslikon, Kempten, Wetzikon|
Irgenhausen belongs politically to the municipality of Pfäffikon.
In Roman era, along Pfäffikersee there was a Roman road from the vicus Centum Prata (Kempraten) on Obersee–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
- Official website of the municipality of Pfäffikon (ZH) (German)
- Irgenhausen in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
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