Feldmeilen

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Feldmeilen
Former municipality of Switzerland
Feldmeilen is located in Switzerland
Feldmeilen
Feldmeilen
Feldmeilen is located in Canton of Zurich
Feldmeilen
Feldmeilen
Coordinates: 47°16.67′N 8°37′E / 47.27783°N 8.617°E / 47.27783; 8.617Coordinates: 47°16.67′N 8°37′E / 47.27783°N 8.617°E / 47.27783; 8.617
Country Switzerland
Canton Zurich
District Meilen
Municipality Meilen
Elevation 412 m (1,352 ft)
Postal code 8706
Surrounded by Herrliberg, Meilen
Website www.meilen.ch

Feldmeilen is a village (Wacht) within the municipality of Meilen in the Canton of Zürich in Switzerland.

Feldmeilen as seen from a Zürichsee-Schifffahrtsgesellschaft (ZSG) motorship

Geography[edit]

Feldmeilen is located in the district of Meilen in the Pfannenstiel region on the northwestern shore of the Zürichsee (Lake Zürich) between Zürich-Seefeld and Rapperswil. It is around 10 km from Zürich.

Demographics, education and economics[edit]

Feldmeilen belongs politically to the municipality of Meilen and is its biggest village. Schools on Primarschule level are situated in the village; higher school levels are located in Meilen. Parts of the Swarovski International Holding are situated in the village as well as the Raggi-Verlag, a publishing house.

Transportation[edit]

Herrliberg-Feldmeilen railway station is shared with the neighbouring municipality of Herrliberg. Herrliberg-Feldmeilen is a stop of the S-Bahn Zürich on the line S6, and it is a terminal station of the S-Bahn Zürich on the line S16.

In the summer there are regular boats to Zurich as well as along the lake to Rapperswil, run by the Zürichsee-Schifffahrtsgesellschaft (ZSG).

Points of interest[edit]

Two mansions are situated in Feldmeilen: «Grüene Hof» built in 1682/84, and «Mariafeld» built in 1722/25, among those guests were Gottfried Keller, Franz Liszt, Conrad Ferdinand Meyer and Richard Wagner.[1]

History[edit]

In Feldmeilen-Vorderfeld a Bronze Age stilt house settlement was located. In Feldmeilen-Bünishofen a small castle of the St. Gallen Abbey is mentioned.

Heritage site of national significance[edit]

Located on Zürichsee lakeshore, Meilen–Rorenhaab is part of the 56 Swiss sites of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps,[2] and the settlement is also listed in the Swiss inventory of cultural property of national and regional significance as a Class A object of national importance.[3]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official website of the municipality of Meilen: Sehenswürdigkeiten (in German)
  2. ^ "Sites Switzerland: Meilen–Rorenhaab (CH-ZH-06)". palafittes.org. Retrieved 2014-12-10. 
  3. ^ "A-Objekte KGS-Inventar" (PDF). Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft, Amt für Bevölkerungsschutz. 2015-01-01. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-10-01. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 

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