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Location of Feldmeilen
Feldmeilen is located in Switzerland
Feldmeilen is located in Canton of Zürich
Coordinates: 47°16.67′N 8°37′E / 47.27783°N 8.617°E / 47.27783; 8.617
412 m (1,352 ft)
Postal code
Surrounded byHerrliberg, Meilen

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


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

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.


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 Zürich as well as along the lake to Rapperswil, run by the Zürichsee-Schifffahrtsgesellschaft (ZSG).

Points of interest

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]


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

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


  1. ^ Official website of the municipality of Meilen: Sehenswürdigkeiten Archived 2009-04-13 at the Wayback Machine (in German)
  2. ^ "Sites Switzerland: Meilen–Rorenhaab (CH-ZH-06)". Archived from the original on 2014-10-07. 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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