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Glattfelden`
ViaRhenana
ViaRhenana
Stage 6, Eglisau–Bad Zurzach
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ViaRhenana
Stage 5, Rheinau–Eglisau
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Glattfelden`
Glatt-Route
Glatt-Route
Stage 1, Glattfelden (Rheinsfelden)–Zürich (Schwamendingen)
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Töss-Jona-Route
Töss-Jona-Route
Stage 1, Eglisau–Turbenthal
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 7, Schaffhausen–Bad Zurzach
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Glattfelden`
Flughafen–Glatttal Skate
Flughafen–Glatttal Skate
Route 44, Kloten (Flughafen)–Bülach–Glattfelden–Kloten (Flughafen)
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Glattfelden
Glattfelden`

Glattfelden`

Action…: Glattfelden is the home of Switzerland’s largest film studio. The place in the Zurich Unterland on the lower reaches of the River Glatt is also the hometown of poet Gottfried Keller. The Gottfried Keller Centre and a Poet’s Path are dedicated to him.
Key sources of income in Glattfelden were once grain cultivation and vineyards. From the middle of the 19th century, the textile industry on the Glatt led to great changes in the structure of the population; in 1920, 60% of the working population was employed in the second sector. Today, Glattfelden is a typical suburban municipality on the edge of Zurich.

Glattfelden is the hometown of the poet Gottfried Keller (1819 - 1890), who never actually lived there but in his youth spent frequent holidays at the Glattfeld house of his uncle. In his novel «Der grüne Heinrich» (Green Henry) he describes Glattfelden’s location as follows: «in a valley of green meadows, laced by the bends of a crystal-clear stream and encircled by forested mountains»

Despite industry and traffic, Glattfelden still lies in the middle of peaceful countryside. It also has a beautiful village centre considered to be of national importance and worthy of protection.

The Gottfried Keller Centre has been created in honour of the poet, a cultural meeting place in the village centre making the many testimonials to the artist and poet accessible to the public. A Gottfried Keller Poet’s Path is a four-hour hike from Glattfelden regional railway station via the hamlet of Schachen to the village of Glattfelden, on along the Laubberg, past the Rheinsfelden hydraulic power station (protected monument) to the Zweidlen regional railway station. The path continues along the Rhine to Kaiserstuhl to end at the former Schwarzwasserstelz Castle.

The home of Switzerland’s biggest film studio is not in Zurich but in Glattfelden: as one example, this is where the popular series«Lüthi und Blanc» was shot. Tours are possible from time to time when suitable productions are running. Advance reservation required.

Highlights

  • Gottfried Keller Centre - a cultural centre in the heart of Glattfelden village dedicated to the artist and poet, with restaurant.
  • Wisengrund Lido - in a lovely setting on the banks of the Glatt; guests appreciate the peace and quiet. On lovely summer days, up to 2000 people meet in the bathing facility.
Action…: Glattfelden is the home of Switzerland’s largest film studio. The place in the Zurich Unterland on the lower reaches of the River Glatt is also the hometown of poet Gottfried Keller. The Gottfried Keller Centre and a Poet’s Path are dedicated to him.
Key sources of income in Glattfelden were once grain cultivation and vineyards. From the middle of the 19th century, the textile industry on the Glatt led to great changes in the structure of the population; in 1920, 60% of the working population was employed in the second sector. Today, Glattfelden is a typical suburban municipality on the edge of Zurich.

Glattfelden is the hometown of the poet Gottfried Keller (1819 - 1890), who never actually lived there but in his youth spent frequent holidays at the Glattfeld house of his uncle. In his novel «Der grüne Heinrich» (Green Henry) he describes Glattfelden’s location as follows: «in a valley of green meadows, laced by the bends of a crystal-clear stream and encircled by forested mountains»

Despite industry and traffic, Glattfelden still lies in the middle of peaceful countryside. It also has a beautiful village centre considered to be of national importance and worthy of protection.

The Gottfried Keller Centre has been created in honour of the poet, a cultural meeting place in the village centre making the many testimonials to the artist and poet accessible to the public. A Gottfried Keller Poet’s Path is a four-hour hike from Glattfelden regional railway station via the hamlet of Schachen to the village of Glattfelden, on along the Laubberg, past the Rheinsfelden hydraulic power station (protected monument) to the Zweidlen regional railway station. The path continues along the Rhine to Kaiserstuhl to end at the former Schwarzwasserstelz Castle.

The home of Switzerland’s biggest film studio is not in Zurich but in Glattfelden: as one example, this is where the popular series«Lüthi und Blanc» was shot. Tours are possible from time to time when suitable productions are running. Advance reservation required.

Highlights

  • Gottfried Keller Centre - a cultural centre in the heart of Glattfelden village dedicated to the artist and poet, with restaurant.
  • Wisengrund Lido - in a lovely setting on the banks of the Glatt; guests appreciate the peace and quiet. On lovely summer days, up to 2000 people meet in the bathing facility.

Arrival and return Glattfelden`

Adresse

Züri-Unterland Tourismus
Kasernenstrasse 1
Postfach 64
8180 Bülach
Tel. +41 (0)44 860 44 25
info@zueri-unterland.ch
www.zueri-unterland.ch

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Hiking in

Glattfelden`
ViaRhenana
ViaRhenana
Stage 6, Eglisau–Bad Zurzach
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ViaRhenana
ViaRhenana
Stage 5, Rheinau–Eglisau
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Cycling in

Glattfelden`
Glatt-Route
Glatt-Route
Stage 1, Glattfelden (Rheinsfelden)–Zürich (Schwamendingen)
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Töss-Jona-Route
Töss-Jona-Route
Stage 1, Eglisau–Turbenthal
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 7, Schaffhausen–Bad Zurzach
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Skating in

Glattfelden`
Flughafen–Glatttal Skate
Flughafen–Glatttal Skate
Route 44, Kloten (Flughafen)–Bülach–Glattfelden–Kloten (Flughafen)
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