Allmendingen near Thun
|Allmendingen near Thun|
|Canton :||Bern (BE)|
|Administrative district :||Tuna|
|Residential municipality :||Tuna|
|Postal code :||3608 Thun|
In Roman times, from the 1st to the 3rd century AD, Allmendingen was the cultic center of the region, which at that time was called "regio lindensis", which means area by the lake. This is evident from an inscription stone found in 1926. At that time there was a Gallo-Roman sanctuary, eight small temples surrounded by a wall, and an economic district next to it.
Allmendingen was first mentioned in a document in 1287. The area was often flooded before the introduction of the Kander into Lake Thun before 1714 and the soil only produced poor yields. For irrigation and drinking water supply, water has been derived from the Kander since 1589 and from the Glütschbach since 1997 .
In 1843 Allmendingen received the first school building, followed by a second in 1900. At that time the village had around 800 inhabitants - today almost 2,200 - and stretched mainly along the main road to Amsoldingen and along Wylergasse. Allmendingen originally belonged to the Strättligen community , which was incorporated into the city of Thun in 1920 . The big development started after 1950. In 1965 the new school house was built. In 1984 an extension and the construction of the multi-purpose hall took place. Important industrial zones have been created in Allmendingen since the 1970s: "Zelgli", "Bierigut" and "Allmendingen-Nord". The modern church was built in 1995 in Allmendingen. With the "Kensai-Karate-Do" in 1997, the largest solid wood building in Switzerland was built. In 2001 the golf course was opened on the Burgerallmend. Together with the school buildings and private residential and commercial buildings, a new village center was created.
The settlement structure is village-like, but Allmendingen has almost grown together with the settlement area of the city of Thun; only the A6 motorway with the Thun-Süd exit separates the village from the city. Allmendingen is connected to local public transport by bus.
The golf course as well as the "Kensai-Karate-Do" (also known as the temple), the Arena Thun football stadium and the "Panorama Center" shopping center - both opened in 2011 - are striking buildings that characterize the quarter. Local recreation areas are the Burgerholz, the Allmend and the Waffenplatz. There are business locations in the "Bierigut" and "Allmendingen Nord" industrial zones.