Flag of Zollikon
Coat of arms of Zollikon
Location of Zollikon
Zollikon is located in Switzerland
Zollikon is located in Canton of Zurich
Coordinates: 47°20′N 8°35′E / 47.333°N 8.583°E / 47.333; 8.583
 • Total7.84 km2 (3.03 sq mi)
473 m (1,552 ft)
 (31 December 2018)[2]
 • Total13,008
 • Density1,700/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (Central European Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)
Postal code(s)
SFOS number0161
Surrounded byKilchberg, Küsnacht, Maur, Zumikon, Zurich
SFSO statistics

Zollikon is a municipality in the district of Meilen in the canton of Zürich, Switzerland known for being one of Switzerland's most exclusive districts. Besides the main settlement of Zollikon, which lies on the shore of Lake Zürich, the municipality also includes Zollikerberg, at a higher elevation on the road from Zürich to Forch. It is also known as the place of residence of Bubbi.


Swiss Reformed church in Zollikon
Aerial view (1967)

Zollikon has an area of 7.9 km2 (3.1 sq mi). Of this area, 21.2% is used for agricultural purposes, while 37.7% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 40.8% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (0.3%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[3] In 1996 housing and buildings made up 33.3% of the total area, while transportation infrastructure made up the rest (7.5%).[4] Of the total unproductive area, water (streams and lakes) made up 0.1% of the area. As of 2007 36.5% of the total municipal area was undergoing some type of construction.[4]

Zollikon is located in the Pfannenstiel region.[5]

Zollikon is on the so-called Gold Coast of Zürich, and considered one of the most desirable and expensive municipalities in the nation.[6][7][8]


Zollikon has a population (as of 31 December 2020) of 13,311.[9] As of 2007, 17.9% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. As of 2008 the gender distribution of the population was 47.3% male and 52.7% female. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 5.9%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (85.9%), with English being second most common ( 3.0%) and Italian being third ( 2.4%).

In the 2007 election, the most popular political party in Zollikon was the FDP, which received 30.8% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SVP (29.4%), the SPS (14.1%) and the CSP (10.1%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 16.6% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 59.1% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 24.3%. In Zollikon about 85.3% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule). There are 5675 households in Zollikon.[4]

Zollikon has an unemployment rate of 1.34%. As of 2005, there were 44 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 14 businesses involved in this sector. 418 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 61 businesses in this sector. 3969 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 642 businesses in this sector.[3] As of 2007 66.7% of the working population were employed full-time, and 33.3% were employed part-time.[4]

As of 2008 there were 3171 Catholics and 4759 Protestants in Zollikon. In the 2000 census, religion was broken down into several smaller categories. From the census, 46.9% were some type of Protestant, with 45.4% belonging to the Swiss Reformed Church and 1.6% belonging to other Protestant churches. 27.1% of the population were Catholic. Of the rest of the population, 1.8% were Muslim, 5.2% belonged to another religion (not listed), 3.5% did not give a religion, and 16.5% were atheist or agnostic.[4]


Zollikon SAR boat (Seerettungsdienst) on Lake Zürich (June 2009)

There are five railway stations within the municipality of Zollikon. Zollikon station is on the Lake Zürich right-bank line, and is served by S-Bahn Zürich services S6 and S16. Rehalp, Waldburg, Spital Zollikerberg and Zollikerberg stations are on the inland Forchbahn line, and are served by service S18.

Bus lines 910, 912 and 916 run through Zollikon. In the summer there are regular boats to Zurich as well as along the lake to Rapperswil, run by the Zürichsee-Schifffahrtsgesellschaft (ZSG).

People from Zollikon

Eugen Bleuler, ca.1900


Friedhof Enzenbühl, those area is shared with Zürich-Weinegg, became the final resting place of some known respectively popular people, among them Inigo Gallo, César Keiser and Margrit Rainer.[11]



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  2. ^ "Ständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Staatsangehörigkeitskategorie Geschlecht und Gemeinde; Provisorische Jahresergebnisse; 2018". Federal Statistical Office. 9 April 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 10-Aug-2009
  4. ^ a b c d e Statistics Zurich (in German) accessed 4 August 2009
  5. ^ Kanton Zürich, Statistisches Amt: Region Pfannenstiel Archived June 16, 2009, at the Wayback Machine (in German)
  6. ^ "Zollikon hält sich knapp an der Spitze". Tagesanzeiger (in German). 13 November 2012. Retrieved 2021-02-23.
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  8. ^ Immobilien aktuell, Ausgabe Mai 2015, Zürcher Kantonalbank
  9. ^ "Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit". bfs.admin.ch (in German). Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB. 31 December 2020. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
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  11. ^ "Friedhof Enzenbühl - Gräber von prominenten Verstorbenen" (PDF) (in German). stadt-zuerich.ch. Retrieved 2015-09-25.