Au, Zurich

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Au
Au as seen from as seen from Zürichsee-Schifffahrtsgesellschaft (ZSG) ship MS Helvetia on Zürichsee
Location of Au
Au is located in Switzerland
Au
Au
Au is located in Canton of Zurich
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
CountrySwitzerland
CantonZurich
DistrictHorgen
MunicipalityWädenswil
Elevation
408 m (1,339 ft)
Population
 • Total4,979
Postal code
8804
Surrounded byHirzel, Horgen, Wädenswil
Websitewww.waedenswil.ch
The village of Au and Au peninsula as seen from Felsenegg
Schloss Au, the former Werdmüller estate on the peninsula

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).

The Au château, its auxiliary buildings and the park are listed in the Swiss inventory of cultural property of national and regional significance as a Class B object of regional importance.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sites Switzerland: Wädenswil–Vorder Au (CH-ZH-07)". palafittes.org. Archived from the original on 2014-10-07. Retrieved 2014-12-08.
  2. ^ "A-Objekte KGS-Inventar". Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft, Amt für Bevölkerungsschutz. 2009. Archived from the original on 2010-06-28. Retrieved 2014-12-08.
  3. ^ "B-Objekte KGS-Inventar" (PDF). Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft, Amt für Bevölkerungsschutz. 2015-02-18. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-10-01. Retrieved 2015-09-18.