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Feldmeilen

Feldmeilen
Former municipality of Switzerland
Country Switzerland
Canton Zurich
District Meilen
Municipality Meilen
Coordinates
Area 0 km2 (0 sq mi)
Elevation 412 m (1,352 ft)
Postal code 8706
Surrounded by Herrliberg, Meilen
Website www.meilen.ch
Feldmeilen is located in Switzerland
Feldmeilen
Feldmeilen

Feldmeilen is a village (Wacht) within the municipality of Meilen in the canton of Zurich in Switzerland.

Geography

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

Demographics, education and economics

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

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

In Feldmelen are two mansions situated: «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

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

Feldmeilen and its prehistorical lakeside are is listed as a Swiss heritage site of national significance including the remains of its prehistoric, Roman and medieval settlements respectively buildings.[2]

Notable people

References

  1. ^ Official website of the municipality of Meilen: Sehenswürdigkeiten (German)
  2. ^ Swiss inventory of cultural property of national and regional significance

External links

  • Official website of the municipality of Meilen (German)
  • Quartierverein Feldmeilen (German)
  • Meilen in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.


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