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Coat of arms of Bern
Statistical District of Bern
Map of Weissenstein
Coordinates 598 689  /  198 480 coordinates: 46 ° 56 '15 "  N , 7 ° 25' 17"  O ; CH1903:  five hundred and ninety-eight thousand six hundred eighty-nine  /  one hundred ninety-eight thousand four hundred eighty
height 544- 579  m
surface 0.3592 km²
Residents 2340 (2019)
Population density 6514 inhabitants / km²
Proportion of foreigners 9.9% (2019)
Unemployment rate 2.7% (2016)
BFS no. 351013
Post Code 3008
district Mattenhof-Weissenbühl
Coat of arms of Bern
Hardegg / Weissenstein
Common district in Bern
Map of Hardegg / Weissenstein
Quarter number 313
Statistical district Weissenstein
district Mattenhof-Weissenbühl

Weissenstein is Bern's statistical district 13 in district III ( Mattenhof-Weissenbühl ) and at the same time the identical common district Hardegg / Weissenstein . Hardegg is a residential development realized from 2003-2008, designed by the architects Matti Ragaz Hitz , Liebefeld under the building contractor of the Brünnen-Eichholz building cooperative, Bern. In 2009 it received the Atu-prix for Bernese building culture.

Neighboring quarters are Fischermätteli , Mattenhof and Steinhölzli / Weissenbühl . In the south it forms the city limit from Bern to Köniz or Liebefeld .

Weissenstein or Hardegg / Weissenstein has an area of ​​35 hectares , on which 2340 people (2109 Swiss, 231 foreigners) live (2019). The quarter has a relatively low proportion of foreigners for the city of 12.5% ​​and is home to FC Weissenstein.

The streetscape is characterized by avenue axes and central squares that support the planned checkerboard pattern of the settlement. The main traffic axes are Schwarzenburgstrasse (east), Weissensteinstrasse (north) and Könizstrasse (west). In the south there are green areas as well as the former Hunziker area , where gravel was extracted in the past and a large-scale development with residential houses will take place until 2008. The Könizbergwald and the Steinhölzli , another piece of forest, are in the immediate vicinity. The connection to local public transport is provided by nearby stops on Bernmobil lines 6, 10 and 17.

The name Weissenstein derives from an 18th century country estate, which is now located at Hauensteinweg 12. A railway workers' settlement was built here from 1919 to 1925; the plans came from Franz Trachsel and Otto Ingold .

Web links

Commons : Bern-Weissenstein  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Hardegg residential development, Bern: Relaxed closeness to nature on
  2. Hardegg housing development , Bern Award 2009 on
  3. Interactive city map of the city of Bern (selection under "Topics")
  4. Resident population 2019 (PDF, 4.3 MB) City of Bern, March 2020, pp. 5 and 14 , accessed on March 29, 2020 .
  5. 2010 yearbook (PDF; 6.5 MB) page 36.