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Thal, St. Gallen

Summary
Thal is a village and municipality in the Wahlkreis (constituency) of Rorschach in the canton of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Besides the village of Thal itself, the municipality also includes the villages of Altenrhein, Buechen, Buriet and Staad. History Thal is first mentioned in 1163 as curtis tale. The Weinburg was of regional importance as the seat of noble dynasties (1419-1686), of federal importance as a county recorder's office (1686-1772) and of European importance as the seat of the Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1817-1929). After the First World War, the House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen was impoverished and Prince Friedrich von Hohenzollern (1891-1965) was forced to sell the Weinburg estate. The Steyler Mission Society (Societas Verbi Divini, SVD) was found as the buyer. On 2 December 1929, the contract of sale was concluded. One year later, the Weinburg could be opened under the new name Gymnasium Marienburg, first as a mission school. The sec
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