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Coat of arms of Gündlischwand
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton BernCanton Bern Bern (BE)
Administrative district : Interlaken-Oberhasliw
BFS no. : 0578i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 3815
Coordinates : 635 560  /  164 633 coordinates: 46 ° 37 '55 "  N , 7 ° 54' 11"  O ; CH1903:  635 560  /  one hundred sixty-four thousand six hundred thirty-three
Height : 660  m above sea level M.
Height range : 646–2462 m above sea level M.
Area : 16.68  km²
Residents: 338 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 20 inhabitants per km²
Website: www.guendlischwand.ch
Schynige Platte

Schynige Platte

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

In addition to the residents' community, there is also a civic community of the same name.


Gündlischwand is located in the Bernese Oberland in the Alps on both sides of the Black Lütschine . In the upper part of the municipality there is the Sägistal with a small lake and the mountain Sägissa ( 2465  m above sea level ). On the other hand, the municipality ( 2280  m above sea level ) extends to just below the summit of the Männlichen above the Obere Spätenalp. The confluence of the White and Black Lütschine rivers is also within the municipal boundaries. The Schynige Platte station , the end point of the Schynige Platte Railway, is also located on Gündlischwander Boden . The neighboring communities starting from the north in a clockwise direction are Iseltwald , Lütschental , Lauterbrunnen , Gsteigwiler and Bönigen .

The district of Zweilütschinen is much better known than the village of Gündlischwand because of the Bernese Oberland Railway (BOB) station of the same name .


The municipality president of the municipality is Peter Brawand (as of 2010).


Population development
year 1764 1850 1880 1900 1930 1950 1980 1990 2000
Residents 123 335 279 321 316 308 287 262 263


When it was first mentioned in 1331, the village was named Gundlisswant . The Augustiner probstei Interlaken was the owner and owned the goods and rights of the settlement. With the Reformation the place fell to Bern in 1528 and was administered by the Landvogtei Interlaken. Zweilütschinen , a district of Gündlischwand, was a bridge location from 1580. Ideally located at the confluence of the White and Black Lütschine rivers .

From the end of the 16th century until 1715, the iron ore extracted in the rear Lauterbrunnen valley was smelted in the so-called Schmelziwald . Remnants of this facility, which had a blast furnace , a hammer forge , a foundry , a charcoal burner , a mill and a tavern , are still preserved. Gündlischwand belongs to the Gsteig parish .

On September 2, 1854, a major fire destroyed a large part of the old part of the village. Nine houses and ten barns burned down. This meant that 15 households with over 60 people lost their homes shortly before winter. Gündlischwand has had a railway connection through the BOB through the Zweilütschinen stop since 1890 . To this day, the railway is the most important employer. Here is also the depot and the workshops.

See also

Web links

Commons : Gündlischwand  - 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 bfs.admin.ch, accessed on May 29, 2020
  2. ^ History