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Coat of arms of Frauenfeld
Coat of arms
Country Switzerland
Canton Thurgau
District Frauenfeld
 • Mayor Carlo Parolari (FDP)
 • Total 27.37 km2 (10.57 sq mi)
Elevation 417 m (1,368 ft)
Population (Dec 2016[2])
 • Total 25,200
 • Density 920.7/km2 (2,385/sq mi)
Postal code 8500
SFOS number 4566
Localities Gerlikon, Herten, Horgenbach, Huben, Kurzdorf, Langdorf, Schönenhof, Zelgli
Surrounded by Aadorf, Bertschikon (ZH), Ellikon an der Thur (ZH), Felben-Wellhausen, Gachnang, Hagenbuch (ZH), Matzingen, Thundorf, Uesslingen-Buch, Warth-Weiningen
Twin towns Kufstein (Austria)
SFSO statistics

Frauenfeld is the capital city of the canton of Thurgau in Switzerland. It is also the capital city of the district of Frauenfeld.

Frauenfeld Rathaus

History[change | change source]

Early history[change | change source]

The city is first written about in 1246. It grew up around the Frauenfeld castle on the land of the Reichenau convent.

In 1264, it became the property of the Habsburgs. In 1374, the Habsburgs bestowed the right of judgment for all of Thurgau (which then included St. Gallen) on the Duke of Frauenfeld.

Twice in the 1700s, Frauenfeld was partly destroyed by fire, in 1771 and in 1788.

The fall of the old Old Swiss Confederacy in 1798 as a result of the French invasion brought an end to the gatherings in Frauenfeld.

Modern history[change | change source]

In 1919, the municipalities of Langdorf, Kurzdorf, Huben, Herten, and Horgenbach became part of Frauenfeld. In 1998, Gerlikon, Schönenhof, and Zelgli joined Frauenfeld.

Frauenfeld Castle

Other websites[change | change source]

  1. Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (German) accessed 30 August 2017