Feldbach, Switzerland

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Feldbach on Zürichsee lake shore, Rapperswil and bay of Kempraten in the background
Feldbach as seen from Zürichsee-Schifffahrtsgesellschaft (ZSG) ship MS Helvetia on Zürichsee

Feldbach is a village near Rapperswil, Switzerland. It is located on the north bank of the lake of Zurich and is part of the political municipality of Hombrechtikon. In the local dialect it is called Fäldbach.

Geography[edit]

Situated on Zürichsee lake shore, Feldbach is neighboured by Kempraten, nearby the Seedamm, an isthmus between the Zürichsee and the Obersee lake area.

Cultural Heritage[edit]

Main article: Seegubel
samples of the different tools found at Seegubel

The Prehistoric pile dwelling site Seegubel was in close vicinity to the prehistoric lake crossings, and neighboured by three other Prehistoric pile dwelling settlements: Freienbach–Hurden Rosshorn, Freienbach–Hurden Seefeld and Rapperswil-Jona–Technikum. 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). As well as being part of the 56 Swiss sites of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps, the Prehistoric settlmemnt Seegubel is also listed in the Swiss inventory of cultural property of national and regional significance as a Class object.[1][2]

Notable people[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Feldbach railway station is a stop of the S-Bahn Zürich on the line S7.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A-Objekte KGS-Inventar". Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft, Amt für Bevölkerungsschutz. 2009. Archived from the original on 2010-06-28. Retrieved 2014-12-08. 
  2. ^ "Sites Switzerland: Rapperswil-Jona/Hombrechtikon–Feldbach (CH-SZ-02)". palafittes.org. Retrieved 2014-12-08. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 47°14′24″N 8°47′10″E / 47.240°N 8.786°E / 47.240; 8.786