3rd stage: Oberstammheim - Gansingen
Oberstammheim - THE commune in the Zurich Weinland
Situated in Zurich Weinland, Oberstammheim is a beautiful village with approximately 1,100 inhabitants at the extreme tip of Canton Zurich and bordering on to Canton Thurgau. The most striking characteristics of the village are its nationally protected, historic timber-framed houses, the many stone drinking troughs and its stunning location on the southern slopes of the Stammerberg. Although situated on the edge of a quiet, mainly rural valley, the village benefits from good public transport and road connections.
The village has a modern infrastructure and is home to a surprising number of commercial and service enterprises. The municipal district covers 9.4 square kilometres, of which 55 percent is used for agricultural purposes. The inhabitants of Oberstammheim are particularly proud of their vineyards and, of course, their award-winning wines which are produced and marketed by the local winemakers.
Together with its neighbouring villages; Unterstammheim, Waltalingen and Guntalingen, Oberstammheim is geographically part of Stammertal (Stammer valley). There is a strong community spirit felt throughout the entire valley with a wide range of sports clubs, choirs and music societies on offer and an active cultural scene enjoyed by both the inhabitants of the valley and those from further afield.
Gansingen is idyllically embedded between Laubberg, Bürerhorn and Cheisacher and is the "top" municipality of Fricktal. The first documentary mention of Gansingen took place in 1240. Nearly 600 years later, the village was haunted by several large fires. The village, with its three districts Gansingen, Büren and Galten, was however again and again built up and today has a good 1,030 inhabitants.
Gansingen is an active village, especially thanks to the many committed clubs. In addition to the "Dorfmärt" in October, which is popular all over the municipality, there is a wide range of cultural and sporting events every year. Especially the Velo-Club Gansingen, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2018, has been in existence for several decades as an organizer of national and international cycling races nationwide. With the Cheisacherturm the municipality has received an impressive new landmark in 2010. The Gansinger slogan "Here I like it" is a program.