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Village (and former municipality)
Skyline of Hätzingen
Coat of arms of Hätzingen
Coat of arms
The former municipal area (2003)
The former municipal area (2003)
Coordinates: 46°57′38″N 9°02′12″E / 46.96056°N 9.03667°E / 46.96056; 9.03667Coordinates: 46°57′38″N 9°02′12″E / 46.96056°N 9.03667°E / 46.96056; 9.03667
Country Switzerland
Canton Glarus
Municipality Glarus Süd
Elevation 583 m (1,913 ft)

Hätzingen is a village, and former municipality, in the municipality of Glarus Süd and canton of Glarus in Switzerland.[1]


Hätzingen is first recorded in 1350 as Hezzinge(n).[2]

In 2004, the municipality of Hätzingen was merged into the municipality of Luchsingen. On 1 January 2011, the municipality of Luchsingen was itself merged into the new municipality of Glarus Süd.[2][3]


Hätzingen is located in the valley of the Linth river, with the village situated on the east bank of the river, at an elevation of approximately 583 m (1,913 ft). The village of Diesbach lies to the south. To the north, the next village is Luchsingen, which lies on the west bank of the river, and Haslen, on the east bank.[1]


Hätzingen is located on the Hauptstrasse 17, which runs the length of the canton of Glarus before climbing the Klausen Pass into the canton of Uri, as well as on the Weesen to Linthal railway line that parallels the main road and the Linth river through Glarus. The high alpine Klausen Pass is normally only open to traffic between June and September, and for the rest of the year the road and railway up the valley form the only access to the village. The village is served by Luchsingen-Hätzingen railway station, which is served by the hourly Zürich S-Bahn service S25 between Linthal and Zurich.[1][4][5]


The historical population of Hätzingen is given in the following table:[2]

year population
1850 500
1900 653
1950 653
2000 341

Notable people[edit]

In 1791, Thomas Johannessen Heftye (1767-1827) emigrated from Hätzingen to Norway, where he founded the Thos. Joh. Heftye & Søn bank. The Norwegian branch of the Heftye family included several notable businessmen and politicians, including Johannes Thomassen Heftye (1792–1856), Henrik Thomassen Heftye (1804–1864), Thomas Johannessen Heftye (1822–1886) and Thomas Thomassen Heftye (1860-1921).[6]


  1. ^ a b c map.geo.admin.ch (Map). Swiss Confederation. Retrieved 2015-04-29. 
  2. ^ a b c "Hätzingen". Historical Dictionary of Switzerland (in French). 2008-04-03. Retrieved 2015-05-08. 
  3. ^ "Gemeinde Glarus Süd" [Glarus Süd Municipality] (in German). Gemeinde Glarus Süd. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "S-Bahn trains, buses and boats" (PDF). ZVV. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 
  5. ^ "Ziegelbrücke–Linthal" (PDF). Bundesamt für Verkehr. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 
  6. ^ "Heftye - Store norske leksikon" [Heftye - Norwegian Encyclopedia]. Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). 2009-02-14. Retrieved 2015-05-05. 

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