Infobox Swiss town
subject_name = Herrliberg
municipality_name = Herrliberg
municipality_type = municipality
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languages = German
canton = Zurich
iso-code-region = CH-ZH
district = Meilen
postal_code = 8704
municipality_code = 0152
area = 8.97
elevation = 464|elevation_description=
population = 5677|populationof = December 2003 | popofyear = 2003
website = www.herrliberg.ch
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neighboring_municipalities= Egg, Erlenbach,
Küsnacht, Maur, Meilen, Oberrieden, Thalwil
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It is located on the north bank of the
lake of Zürichand has a population of about 5,700 (in 2003). In the local dialectit is called "Herrlibärg".
The area is 9 km². The distance from the main square to Zürich's main station is 22 kilometres. The locality is placed on five tiers.
There are findings dating back to the
Bronze age. In the 8th century, a village called "Tächliswil" was established. A hamlet called "Wezzo" (today "Wetzwil") was donated to the monastery of St. Gallenin 797. There are also a number of other hamlets, including "Breitwil", "Kittenmühle" and "Intwil".
Wine growing was important for centuries. In the
Middle Ages, most of the land belonged to the churches of Zürich ("Grossmünster" and "Fraumünster"), but in 1412 Herrliberg was established as the place of a reeve. This made Herrliberg associated with Zürich. Since 1815, the municipality is part of the district of Meilen.
The chapel in "Wetzwil" predates 1370. The first school was opened in 1639. Thereafter, in 1687, the local parish church was built.
In 1886, the peak of wine growing, Herrliberg counted 174 wine growers, cultivating 1.3 km² of
The population has been growing over the years as follows:With the opening of the railway link to Zürich in 1896, Herrliberg started to develop as part of the suburbs of Zürich.
There are three churches in Herrliberg. The Protestant churches can be found in "Wetzwil" and "Tal". The catholic church "St. Marien" is remarkable as it is was built recently. The architecture is distinctive.
Herrliberg is the home of
Christoph Blocher. He was ousted from the Swiss Federal Councilon December 12th, 2007 by a majority vote of the joint chambers of the Swiss parliament. It is also the home of [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%BCrg_Marquard Jürg Marquard] , a Swiss publisher. Recently, Leon Bergfeld a German artist has settled in Herrliberg.
Famous organist, harpsichordist, conductor and Bach interpreter
Karl Richterresided in Wetzwil, when not working in Munich with his Münchener Bachchor und Bachorchester. Willem Sandberg, theDutch typograher served an apprenticeship to a printer here.
* [http://www.herrliberg.ch Official Page] (German)
* [http://www.kath-herrliberg.ch/ Catholic Church] (German)
* [http://www.refkirche.herrliberg.ch/ Protestant Churches] (German)
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