Obersee Nachrichten
Logo Obersee Nachrichten.svg
TypeWeekly newspaper
Owner(s)Zürcher Regionalzeitungen AG
Founder(s)Bruno Hug
PublisherMediengruppe Südostschweiz AG
Editor-in-chiefBruno Hug
EditorPhilipp Fanchini, Michel Wassner, Anna Kohler, Michèle Fasler, Mario Aldrovandi[1]
Staff writersmore than 12
Founded20 June 1981
HeadquartersRapperswil, Switzerland
Websiteobersee-nachrichten.ch (in German)

Obersee Nachrichten, commonly shortened to ON, is a Swiss German-language weekly newspaper, published in Rapperswil.

History and profile

Obersee Nachrichten was founded by the publisher Bruno Hug. The first issue was published on 20 June 1981. By the end of 1999, Obersee Nachrichten AG was sold to the Mediengruppe West Schweiz AG, headquartered in Chur. The staff comprises 12 employees in five (500%) full-time jobs, as well as employees comprising the newspaper prepress (Südostschweiz, Glarus) and the print shop (Südostschweiz Partner AG, Haag).[2] The newspaper is still run by Bruno Hug as the publisher. The publishing company is based in Rapperswil.[3]

Obersee Nachrichten (literally: Upper Lake Zürich Newspaper) claims to be the "largest and most widely read newspaper in the greater region of the Obersee lake shore." The newspaper is distributed between Rapperswil-Jona (canton of St. Gallen), Rüti ZH towards the Ricken Pass, and between Wollerau (canton of Schwyz) and Glarnerland. The newspaper is published every Thursday, 52 times a year, reaching a circulation of 68,822 (WEMF-authenticated) and 82,000 regular readers (MACH-based). There is free distribution to all households in the distribution area.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "Redaktion" (in German). Obersee Nachrichten. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Facts zu den Obersee Nachrichten" (in German). Obersee Nachrichten. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Facts" (in German). Obersee Nachrichten. Retrieved 27 December 2016.