from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brienzwiler coat of arms
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton BernCanton Bern Bern (BE)
Administrative district : Interlaken-Oberhasliw
BFS no. : 0574i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 3856
Coordinates : 650 669  /  177977 coordinates: 46 ° 45 '4 "  N , 8 ° 6' 6"  O ; CH1903:  650669  /  177977
Height : 680  m above sea level M.
Height range : 572–2891 m above sea level M.
Area : 17.64  km²
Residents: 479 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 31 inhabitants per km²
Mayor : Daniel Schild-von Allmen
Location of the municipality
Brienzersee Engstlensee Gelmersee Göscheneralpsee Grimselsee Lago del Sabbione Lungerersee Oberaarsee Oeschinensee Räterichsbodensee Sarnersee Thunersee Italien Kanton Luzern Kanton Nidwalden Kanton Obwalden Kanton Obwalden Kanton Tessin Kanton Uri Kanton Wallis Verwaltungskreis Emmental Verwaltungskreis Frutigen-Niedersimmental Verwaltungskreis Bern-Mittelland Verwaltungskreis Thun Beatenberg Bönigen Brienz BE Brienzwiler Brienzwiler Därligen Grindelwald Gsteigwiler Gündlischwand Guttannen Habkern Hasliberg Hofstetten bei Brienz Innertkirchen Interlaken Iseltwald Lauterbrunnen Leissigen Lütschental Matten bei Interlaken Meiringen Niederried bei Interlaken Oberried am Brienzersee Ringgenberg BE Saxeten Schattenhalb Schwanden bei Brienz Unterseen WilderswilMap of Brienzwiler
About this picture
w w

Brienzwiler is a municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland .

Brienzwiler is a so-called mixed community , so the residents and civic communities are one unit.

Place name

The name Wiler goes back to the Old High German wilari (small village) and is a loan word from the Romanesque villare (farmstead). The name Brienzwiler has only been documented since 1850, before that the addition -am Brünig was always added to differentiate between other Wilers .


The town of Brienzwiler is located in the Bernese Oberland at the foot of the Wilerhorn on a hill above Lake Brienz . Brienzwiler also includes the Balmhof settlement , which lies further down in the Aare valley under a steep rock ( Balm ). The neighboring communities starting from the north in a clockwise direction are: Lungern , Meiringen , Brienz and Hofstetten bei Brienz .

In addition, a piece of uninhabited mountain range belongs to the municipality, which is completely separated from the village, but makes up the greater part of the municipality in terms of area. Its neighboring communities are Meiringen , Grindelwald and Brienz . The highest mountain there is the Wildgärst at 2891  m above sea level. M.

Aerial photo of Brienzwiler from 1956, in the valley floor to the right of the Meiringen military airfield


Daniel Schild-von Allmen has been mayor since 2017, succeeding Hans Schild-Stähli, who was in office for 8 years.


The community has its own connection to the A8 motorway . The Meiringen - Interlaken line of the Zentralbahn runs past the southern border of the municipality , with two stops at Brienzwiler (at Balmhof) and Unterbach . Both stops are, however, far from the village center. The village itself and the Ballenberg are served by the post bus line from Brienz to Hasliberg.

The Meiringen military airfield of the Swiss Air Force is in the valley outside the municipality .


The biggest attraction in Brienzwiler is the Ballenberg , the largest open-air museum in Switzerland.

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. Permanent resident population from STAT-TAB of the BfS , municipalities see also regional portraits 2020 on, accessed on May 29, 2020