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Eggiwil coat of arms
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton BernCanton Bern Bern (BE)
Administrative district : Emmentalw
BFS no. : 0901i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 3537
Coordinates : 627 237  /  191 606 coordinates: 46 ° 52 '30 "  N , 7 ° 47' 45"  O ; CH1903:  627237  /  191 606
Height : 736  m above sea level M.
Height range : 685–1415 m above sea level M.
Area : 60.30  km²
Residents: 2440 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 40 inhabitants per km²
Old school building in Eggiwil

Old school building in Eggiwil

Location of the municipality
Brienzersee Kanton Luzern Kanton Solothurn Kanton Solothurn Verwaltungskreis Bern-Mittelland Verwaltungskreis Interlaken-Oberhasli Verwaltungskreis Seeland Verwaltungskreis Thun Verwaltungskreis Oberaargau Aefligen Affoltern im Emmental Alchenstorf Bätterkinden Burgdorf BE Dürrenroth Eggiwil Ersigen Hasle bei Burgdorf Heimiswil Heimiswil Hellsau Hindelbank Höchstetten BE Kernenried Kirchberg BE Koppigen Krauchthal Langnau im Emmental Lauperswil Lützelflüh Lützelflüh Lützelflüh Lyssach Mötschwil Oberburg BE Oberburg BE Oberburg BE Röthenbach im Emmental Rüderswil Rüdtligen-Alchenflüh Rüegsau Rumendingen Rüti bei Lyssach Schangnau Signau Sumiswald Trachselwald Trub Trubschachen Utzenstorf Wiler bei Utzenstorf Willadingen Wynigen ZielebachMap of Eggiwil
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Eggiwil ( [ˌɛkiˈʋiːl] ) is a municipality in the Emmental administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland.


Eggiwil is located in the upper Emmental . Neighboring communities are Signau , Langnau , Röthenbach , Schangnau , Marbach , Trub and Trubschachen . The Emme and the Röthenbach , which flows into it here , flow through the municipality . The highest point is the Wachthubel at 1414 m above sea level. M., the deepest point is in the Aeschau at 690 m above sea level. M.


After the church was built (1631), Eggiwil became an independent municipality in 1648. In December 1632, the Landvogt von Signau accompanied the Berner-Münster pastor Dean Schmid to Eggiwil, where this noble gentleman had to give the sermon for the inauguration of the newly built church. The church was built on behalf of the gracious gentlemen as a gift to the Eggiwiler in order to counter the spread of the “Anabaptist heresy”. The plans for the church were drawn up by the master builder Daniel Heinz in Bern. The foundation stone of the church was laid on May 16, 1630. The costs were taken over by the gracious gentlemen and probably paid with money that came from the sale of farms and goods whose Anabaptist-minded owners had previously been expropriated. The Landvogt von Signau was entrusted with the supervision of the construction, who also had to compensate the craftsmen and other auxiliary workers, whereby the builders did not show themselves stingy. So the bailiff also provided food and drink. Barrels full of "Wyn" were brought from Bern to Eggiwyl.


The voting shares of the parties in the 2019 National Council election were: SVP 67.0%, BDP 8.6%, EDU 6.0%, SP 2.4%, EPP 3.1%, GPS 3.7%, FDP 2.2 %, glp 3.2%, 5G goodbye! 1.0%, CVP 0.4%.




Eggiwil is the typical example of a scattered settlement in the foothills of the Alps. The hills and "Chrächen" divide the community into different hamlets. There are six school buildings for the almost 2500 residents so that the way to school does not become infinitely long. Four of them are comprehensive schools .

Town twinning


Web links

Commons : Eggiwil  - 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
  2. ^ History of the Eggiwil Church
  3. ^ Results of the Eggiwil community. State Chancellery of the Canton of Bern, October 20, 2019, accessed on July 24, 2020 .