Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland

Rapperswil-Jona Castle

The Swiss-American Club of Sarasota has proposed that Sarasota and the City of Rapperswil-Jona enter into a Sister Cities agreement. The two cities share a number of things. They are both attractive communities located on water. They both attract a large number of tourists. They are both economically successful. They both have quality educational facilities. They both have a circus heritage and a lively cultural life.

Sarasota Sister Cities President Beth Ruyle Hullinger and Craig Hullinger while travelling stopped off at Rapperswil-Jona to tour the community and meet with officials. We had lunch with Rapperswil-Jona City Manager Hansjoerge Goldener and Rene Faessler of the Swiss-American Club. We also met with Rene, his wife Anna, and other supporters of a twinned relationship between the cities. Rene prepared an outstanding Swiss dinner for us at his lovely home overlooking Lake Zurich

Rapperswil-Jona is a very nice community. The strong support for a Sister City relationship from the Swiss-American Sarasota Club helps to make this relationship attractive.

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Craig Hullinger, Sarasota Sister Cities President Beth Ruyle Hullinger, Rene Faessler Swiss-American Club, Rapperswil-Jona City Manager Hansjoerge Goldener

Dinner hosted by Rene Faessler of the Swiss-American Club

Beth Ruyle Hullinger and Michael Steiner Touring The Town

Rapperwil-Jona Tourism Information 

Rapperswil-Jona Castle

Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland

Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland is a very nice town on the lake south of Zurich.

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Video -Evening on Lake Zurich in Rapperswil-Jona


Note People on the Wall, Overlooking Lake Zurich in Rapperswil-Jona

Sculpture Shoe in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland, part of the circus heritage of the community, which is the Headquarters of the Swiss National Circus.

This is a metal sculpture about 6 feet long. Kids crawl into the top. It is in front of our hotel facing Lake Zurich and commemorates the circus tradition of the community.

Video of Swiss Cows and their bells.

Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland on Lake Zurich

Cute Little Car in the Rapperswil Center

The historic town