Küsnacht on Lake Zurich

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Küsnacht on Lake Zürich © Roland zh/cc-by-sa-3.0

Küsnacht on Lake Zürich © Roland zh/cc-by-sa-3.0

Küsnacht is a municipality on the Goldcoast of Lake Zurich in the district of Meilen in the canton of Zürich, Switzerland. Küsnacht is first mentioned in 1188 as de Cussenacho.

Earliest findings of settlement date back to the stone age. There are also findings from the Bronze Age. During Roman times, a mansion was located on the commons. It was called fundus Cossiniacus which is probably the origin of the name of Küsnacht. In the 7th century the name was recorded as Chussenacho. The coat of arms shows a golden cushion on a red background. It is probably a derivate of the coat of arms of the aristocrats of Küssnacht am Rigi.

In the Middle Ages, the land was governed by the House of Regensberg who lived in the castle of Wulp in Küsnacht. After 1531 Küsnacht was governed by Zurich.

Paddle steamer Stadt Rapperswil © Roland zh/cc-by-sa-3.0 Küsnacht and Küsnachter Tobel © Roland Fischer/cc-by-sa-3.0 Küsnacht church and seminary © Adrian Michael/cc-by-sa-3.0 Küsnacht on Lake Zürich © Jochen Teufel/cc-by-sa-3.0 Küsnacht on Lake Zürich © Roland zh/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Cédric Lüthi/cc-by-sa-4.0
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Küsnacht and Küsnachter Tobel © Roland Fischer/cc-by-sa-3.0
Like most other municipalities along Lake Zürich, Küsnacht started to become a suburb of the city of Zürich with the development of the railway link in 1896.

The psychiatrist Carl Jung had his clinic in Küsnacht, which attracted patients from all over the world. Thomas Mann lived in Küsnacht between 1933 and 1939, after he was forced to leave Germany by the Nazis. Recently, the town’s most famous resident was Tina Turner, who lived there until her death in 2023.

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