Ziegelbrücke is a village in Switzerland. Ziegelbrücke is shared by the municipalities of Niederurnen in the canton of Glarus and Schänis in the canton of St. Gallen.

S-Bahn Zürich S2 line crossing the Linth channel in Ziegelbrücke
Ziegelbrücke on an aerial photography by Walter Mittelholzer (~ 1920)

Geography and political situationEdit

The village of Ziegelbrücke is divided by the Linth into two halves: The northern part, including Ziegelbrücke railway station, is located in the municipality of Schänis in the canton of St. Gallen. The southern part, on the other side of the Linth, is located in the canton of Glarus in the municipality of Glarus Nord.

History and EconomicsEdit

At the former Roman tariff station, near the Maag and Linth rivers between Lake Walen and Lake Zürich, a Mercury (mythology) statue was found. The center of the village is situated on the territory of the canton of Glarus around Fritz & Caspar Jenny AG, a spinning and weaving factoring established in 1833, and which is part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites. The vocational school of Glarus is also situated in the Glarus part of Ziegelbrücke. On the side of the canton of St. Gallen, Ziegelbrücke railway station is located; around 70 people are living and working there.


Ziegelbrücke railway station is a nodal point of the SBB-CFF-FFS lines between Zürich and Chur. The station is also a terminus of the Zürich S-Bahn on the line S2 to Effretikon, and of the regional line to Schänis and Rapperswil. In addition, the Postauto and local Autobetrieb Weesen-Amden bus lines connect the communities in the Wahlkreis See-Gaster and the municipalities Bilten and Niederurnen.[1]


  1. ^ "AWA, Autobetrieb Weesen-Amden". Autobetrieb Weesen-Amden. Retrieved 2013-05-05.

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