Bettingen BS

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BS is the abbreviation for the canton of Basel-Stadt in Switzerland and is used to avoid confusion with other entries of the name Bettingen .
Coat of arms of Bettingen
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton of Basel-StadtCanton of Basel-Stadt Basel-City (BS)
District : No district division
BFS no. : 2702i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 4126
Coordinates : 617 043  /  268 944 coordinates: 47 ° 34 '16 "  N , 7 ° 39' 54"  O ; CH1903:  617043  /  two hundred and sixty-eight thousand nine hundred and forty-four
Height : 378  m above sea level M.
Height range : 355-522 m above sea level M.
Area : 2.23  km²
Residents: 1169 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 524 inhabitants per km²
Proportion of foreigners :
(residents without
citizenship )
24.7% (March 31, 2019)


Location of the municipality
Deutschland Frankreich Kanton Aargau Kanton Basel-Landschaft Basel Bettingen BS RiehenMap of Bettingen
About this picture

Bettingen ( Swiss German Bettige ) is a political municipality and, besides Riehen, the only rural municipality in the small canton of Basel-Stadt in Switzerland .

Betti gene neighboring municipalities are the basel city Riehen and the Baden-Wuerttemberg locations Grenzach-Wyhlen and Inzlingen .


On March 2, 1513, the city of Basel bought the village of Betticken from the brothers Christoffel and Hanns Truchsässen von Wolhusen. The purchase price was 800 guilders. This purchase act is ultimately the reason why Bettingen is now part of the Swiss Confederation.


Population development
year 1774 1815 1850 1900 1920 1941 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2008 2010 2015
Residents 193 233 279 490 505 441 553 765 1062 1161 1069 1151 1175 1165 1205

At the end of 2008, almost a quarter of the population (24.3%) were foreigners.

Religious affiliation has changed significantly over the past 30 years. At the end of 2008, the religious affiliation of the population was distributed as follows (the figures from 1980 in brackets):

no religion 39.1% (16.2)
Protestant 35.9% (67.3)
Roman Catholic 15.9% (15.2)
other confessions 9.1% (1.3)

local community

The community consists of two different settlements: On the one hand, the actual village of Bettingen , a former Alemannic court settlement, which is evident from the typical name ending '-ingen'. The village lies in a hollow between the surrounding heights. On the other hand, there is the considerable group of houses on the Chrischonahöhe around the former pilgrimage church. This settlement goes back to the founding of the pilgrim mission in 1840 by Christian Friedrich Spittler .

As early as 1356, a church on St. Chrischona was first mentioned, which is said to have been built on the place where, according to legend, the body of St. Chrischona is buried. In 1925 the settlement was expanded to include the deaconess mother house and a nursing home; to the south of this is the Chrischona Clinic, built by the Basel community between 1963 and 1965.

The most striking point of Bettingen is standing on the St. Chrischona television tower of Swisscom , which went into operation 1984th At 250 m, it is the tallest free-standing structure in Switzerland and stands on the highest point in the canton of Basel-Stadt.

The bus line 32 of the Basler Verkehrs-Betriebe connects Bettingen and St. Chrischona with the local transport network of the Northwestern Switzerland tariff association.


Historic aerial photo by Werner Friedli from 1953


  • Eduard Buess (1913–2003), Protestant clergyman and university professor at the University of Basel


  • Sibylle Meyrat, Arlette Schnyder : Bettingen. History of a village, Reinhardt, Basel 2011 ISBN 978-3-7245-1759-7 .
  • Jürgen Mischke, Inga Siegfried: The place names of Riehen and Bettingen. Christoph Merian Verlag, Basel 2013, ISBN 978-3-85616-614-4
  • Lukrezia Seiler , Jean-Claude Wacker: Refugees came almost every day. Riehen and Bettingen - two border villages 1933 to 1948. Verlag z'Rieche, Riehen 1996; 4th, extended edition (= contributions to Basel history ), Merian, Basel 2013, ISBN 978-3-85616-580-2 .

Web links

Commons : Bettingen BS  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Permanent and non-permanent resident population by year, canton, district, municipality, population type and gender (permanent resident population). In: bfs. . Federal Statistical Office (FSO), August 31, 2019, accessed on December 22, 2019 .
  2. Resident population at the end of the month by home, municipality and neighborhood. (XLSX; 38 kB) Statistical Office Basel-Stadt, April 23, 2019, accessed on May 2, 2019 .
  3. Riehener Zeitung from June 15, 2012 page 2 "A village in motion creates encounter"
  4. Resident population and inhabited buildings by municipality since 17741. (Excel) Statistical Office of the Canton of Basel-Stadt, October 23, 2014, accessed on May 9, 2016 .
  5. ^ Stephan Mächler: Review In: «Traverse» 1999/3. Pp. 214-216.