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A city of Canton did not want to

Flattering is not what the reformed pastor Karl Tanner in 1918, said of his hometown: "Me Dietikon reminds you of a country girl who has in bäurischer taste with the urban spangle state of dressing."

The Limmattaler municipality at the time had her first growth spurt, but it took a good fifty years, until the country girl was actually to the city. 30. November 1969, decided to Dietiker - without dietiker inside your village to be a town. With only 124 votes majority.

a Lot of political prominence

The 50-year anniversary was today, Saturday, to the day, fifty years later, with a lot of political celebrities celebrated. President of the government of Carmen Walker Späh (FDP) welcomed cheerful countless current and former President and Chairman of authorities.

As you mentioned, finally, the President of the municipal President of the Association, she said, "wow, what a prestigious occasion". With Jacqueline Fehr a second Zurich cantonal this impression was present under the dash yet.

Rapid growth

The historian Verena Rothenbühler told of the stormy years between 1950 and 1970 in which the municipality grew from 7000 to around 23’000 inhabitants. Already in 1953, she exceeded the official threshold of 10’000 inhabitants, which applies for the recording in the Swiss cities Association.

thanks to an advanced building code have changed the country girl with the city's spangle state at the time of the decently dressed Agglo-miss, said Roth Buhler.

Dietikon, in 1967, The old station building was demolished in 1978 after the construction of the new station. Image: Museum of Dietikon

in 1958, decided to Dietikon as the first Zurich municipal Zurich and Winterthur, a Parliament. And today, the city President Roger Bachmann (SVP) quoted the official confirmation of the cantonal Supervisory authority, as in 1969, the idea has been discussed, to call itself a town: It would not be desirable, that there is next to Zurich and Winterthur other cities in the Canton, apart from those with historic city rights. The Dietiker beat in the Wind.

"A brave step"

"An important and courageous step, self-consciously standing and to be heard," said Jacqueline Fehr. Just as Winterthurerin know what it means to stand in the shadow of the Great. Carmen Walker Späh praised the mix of industries, the Dietiker economy having: Of Luxemburgerli (Sprüngli), whistles shoes (tiefenbacher) to organ (Metzler). Also the oldest families-AG, in the Canton have their headquarters in Dietikon (Pestalozzi).

President of the government of Carmen Walker Späh in the Dietiker village hall. Image: net

of Course, the Limmat valley railway was not mentioned, which is included in Dietikon ambivalent. She was convinced that urban rail will bring a lot of positive Inputs, said Walker Späh. In the case of the glattal valley railway have paid off every Swiss franc invested 25 times.

counterpart, Fehr encouraged the comparatively young city, to continue to take the fate in their own hands and to fight back as in the past, however, as "the overflow of the city's pool to be in Zurich" is perceived.

Dietikon is today, with a little over 27’000 inhabitants is the fifth largest city in the Canton. And, according to the city of President Bachmann, the second-largest cow-bell and geissel chlöpfer group in the country. A city with farming accessories.

Created: 30.11.2019, 15:22 PM

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