Known as the city of roses and the riviera of Lake Zurich, our Friendship City of Rapperswil-Jona is located on the upper end of Lake Zurich. This medieval city boasts beautiful scenic vistas, a rich cultural life, hiking trails and water sports in a Mediterranean holiday atmosphere.
The 100 year old circus company, Circus Knie was founded in Rapperswil-Jona. Sarasota also shares a long circus history.
In the vehicle-free medieval center of Rapperswil-Jona, discover a castle with a Polish museum, Knies Children’s Zoo, and nearby a picturesque lake resort, and a wooden bridge to Hurden.
City Director, Nelly Camardo and Vice City Director, Charlotte Hull are working toward making R-J (as we affectionately call it) our next Sister City.