Dübendorf is a municipality in the district of Uster in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.
It is a suburb of Zürich in Switzerland with a population of about 22,700 (2004). Its major products are tobacco and chemicals.
The city is situated roughly 6 miles north east of Zürich
. It is bisected by the Glatt river, which runs from the Greifensee, or Lake Greifen, which lies directly to the south east.
Dübendorf is the home of two research institutions that are part of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)
: Empa is a materials science and technology research institution with 5 programs: Nanotechnology, Adaptive Materials Systems, The Healthy Human, Materials for Energy Technology and Technosphere - Atmosphere. Eawag
: Eawag is the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology. There are a variety of topics researched at Eawag: Applied Aquatic Ecology, Chemical Pollutants, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Microbiology, Environmental Toxicology, Fish Ecology and Evolution, Limnology, Surface Waters, Systems Analysis/Integrated Assessment and Modeling, Urban Water Management, Water and Agriculture, Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries (SANDEC), and Water Resources and Drinking Water.
Givaudan, producer of flavors and fragrances, has a part of its R&D department located in Dübendorf. Hewlett Packard's main Switzerland office is in Dübendorf.
Places of interest
The town of Dübendorf is quite small, and it is easy to get around on foot. Traversal from one side of the city to the other can be done within a half hour of casual walking. Apart the city center and the river, an interesting place to visit is the museum of military aviation
, storing not just various military planes, but also interesting demonstration material (for instance, how the helicopter
steering systems are arranged).
Dübendorf is served by both rail and bus links with the Zurich center (10 min), Winterthur
, 20 min) and other places in the canton of Zurich. The airport offers vintage flights on Ju-52
passenger aircraft and hosts the oldest Rega
base. It currently is no longer used as the base of military jets.