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Coat of arms of Bern
Common quarter in Bern
Map of Marzili
Coordinates 600260  /  199 075 coordinates: 46 ° 56 '34 "  N , 7 ° 26' 31"  O ; CH1903:  600260  /  199 075
height 500– 539  m
surface 0.38874 km²
Residents 1435 (2019)
Population density 3691 inhabitants / km²
Proportion of foreigners 26.6% (2019)
Quarter number 301
Post Code 3005, 3007, 3011
Statistical district Sandrain
district Mattenhof-Weissenbühl
The Bernese Marziliquartier at dusk
The Marzili with a separate river arm in the area of ​​the later open-air swimming pool (1777)

The Marziliquartier, usually called Marzili for short , is located in the south of the city of Bern , below the city center on the Aare and is part of the statistical district of Sandrain and thus belongs to district III, Mattenhof-Weissenbühl .

In 2019, 1435 inhabitants are given, of which 1054 are Swiss and 381 are foreigners.

The name of the quarter was first mentioned in documents in 1328 as Marsili and in 1383 as Marzihli . According to a popular legend, it derives from the city of Marseille (medieval: Marsica ); Huguenots expelled from Marseille would have brought the name with them. The name is more likely based on the personal name Marsilius; The possession of a person with this name in Bern is documented. In the 19th century the name was changed to Aarziele , because the Aare flows directly past the quarter. This name can still be found today in the name of a row of houses.

The people of Bern usually mean the Marzilibad in Marzili , a popular outdoor pool on the Aare, when they talk about the Marzili.

The Marzilibahn and the stairs from the Marzili to the Kleiner Schanze connect the district with the city center.

In the Marzili there are many meeting places for culture, such as the steam center , the gas boiler and earlier also the theater department of the Bern University of the Arts .


  • Peter Gygax: Marzili. Bernese World on the banks of the Aare , Münsingen 1991.
  • B. Mühlethaler: Marzili – Dalmazi – Leist 1877–1977 , Bern 1977.

Web links

Commons : Marziliquartier  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Interactive city map of the city of Bern (selection under "Topics")
  2. Resident population 2019 (PDF, 4.3 MB) City of Bern, March 2020, p. 14 , accessed on March 29, 2020 .