Rorschach

Infobox Swiss town
subject_name = Rorschach
municipality_name = Rorschach
municipality_type = Gemeinde
imagepath_coa = Wappen_Rorschach.png|pixel_coa=

languages = German
canton = St. Gallen
iso-code-region = CH-SG
district = Wahlkreis Rorschach
lat_d=47|lat_m=28|lat_NS=N|long_d=9|long_m=30|long_EW=E
postal_code = 9400
municipality_code = 3215
area = 1.78
elevation = 400|elevation_description=
population = 8628|populationof = January 2004 | popofyear = 2004
website = www.rorschach.ch
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neighboring_municipalities= Goldach, Horn (TG), Rorschacherberg
twintowns = Sopron (Hungary)|

Rorschach is a municipality in the "Wahlkreis" (constituency) of Rorschach in the canton of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

It is south of the Lake Constance (German: Bodensee)

As of 2003, it had a population of 9000 (approx.) and a surface of 1.78 km².

The place was first mentioned in 850 as "Rorscahun". In 947, Otto I granted the abbot of St. Gall the right for markets, coinage and tariffs at Rorschach.

Sights include the "Kornhaus", lake promenade, aviation museum in Altenrhein, the abbey Mariaberg, as well as the St. Anna, Wartensee, Sulzberg and Wartegg castles.

The city is governed by a city council, headed by mayor Thomas Müller (CVP, elected 2003), and a parliament.

Transport

The train lines link the city to St. Gallen, St. Margrethen, Romanshorn. A rack railway, the Rorschach-Heiden-Bahn, leads to Heiden (800 m a.s.l.). In 1856, the station became the terminus of the line Zurich-St. Gallen. In Former times, train wagons even had been transported over the Lake Constance thus it was possible to reach Heiden from Frankfurt and also Berlin without changing the seat.

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External links

* [http://www.rorschach.ch City] de icon
* [http://www.tourist-rorschach.ch Tourism information] de icon


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