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Hildisrieden coat of arms
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton lucerneCanton lucerne Lucerne (LU)
Constituency : Sursee
BFS no. : 1088i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 6024
Coordinates : 659 956  /  222 447 coordinates: 47 ° 9 '1 "  N , 8 ° 13' 45"  O ; CH1903:  six hundred and fifty-nine thousand nine hundred fifty-six  /  222447
Height : 685  m above sea level M.
Height range : 577–727 m above sea level M.
Area : 7.04  km²
Residents: 2334 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 332 inhabitants per km²
Proportion of foreigners :
(residents without
citizenship )
8.2% (December 31, 2,015)
Mayor : Monika Emmenegger
Website: www.hildisrieden.ch
Location of the municipality
Baldeggersee Hallwilersee Mauensee Rotsee Sempachersee Soppensee Tuetesee Vierwaldstättersee Kanton Aargau Wahlkreis Entlebuch Wahlkreis Hochdorf Wahlkreis Luzern-Land Wahlkreis Luzern-Stadt Wahlkreis Willisau Kanton Nidwalden Beromünster Büron Buttisholz Eich LU Geuensee Grosswangen Hildisrieden Knutwil Mauensee LU Neuenkirch Nottwil Oberkirch LU Rickenbach LU Ruswil Schenkon Schlierbach LU Sempach Sursee TriengenMap of Hildisrieden
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Hildisrieden ( Swiss German Höudisriede ) is a municipality in the constituency of Sursee in the canton of Lucerne in Switzerland .


As a neighboring village of Sempach , Hildisrieden is located above the memorial to the battle of Sempach . Because Hildisrieden is elevated on the southern roof of the Erlosen range of hills , the foothills of the Alps with Mount Pilatus are visible from many parts of the village.

Hildisrieden-Dorf belongs to Hildisrieden . The hamlets of Breite (southwest) and Mühlacker ( 660  m above sea level ; southeast) have grown together with this . The (Seetaler-) Ron rises in the moss north of the village and flows through the village. Three other hamlets belong to the municipality: Gimmermeh ( 622  m above sea level ; 600 m south-southwest), Ohmelingen ( 656  m above sea level ; 1 km east -south- east) and Traselingen ( 680  m above sea level ; 1.5 km east) . There are also numerous homesteads that belong to the community. The highest point of the municipality is on a hill in the middle of the golf course ( 726  m above sea level ), the lowest is on the border with Rain near Gundolingen ( 588  m above sea level ).

There are only smaller pieces of forest. The Dannwald lies southeast of Ohmelingen, the Traselingerwald north of Traselingen, the Hildisriederwald borders the village to the north and the Meierholz is west of Gimmermeh.

78.0% of the municipal area of ​​699 ha is agricultural land. 11.9% are covered with forest and wood and 10.8% are settlement areas.

Hildisrieden borders on Beromünster , Neuenkirch , Rain , Römerswil and Sempach .


Population development
year Residents
1798 560
1816 701
1850 666
1860 688
1888 527
1941 802
1960 732
1980 1'216
2000 1,675
2004 1,794
2009 1,869
2010 1,907
2013 2,012

The population grew rapidly from 1798 to 1816 (1798–1816: + 25.2%). This was followed by a slight population decline until 1850. From 1860 to 1888 there was then a large wave of emigration towards industrialized areas (1860–1888: −23.4%). From then until the Second World War, the population grew steadily by more than half (1888–1941: +52.2%). After that there was a final, small population decline (1941–1960: −8.7%). Since then, the number of residents has grown massively (1960–2004: +145.1%). The location on a ridge and the proximity to the nearest motorway junction have brought many new immigrants.


The population uses a highly Alemannic dialect as their everyday language.

Religions - denominations

In the past, all residents were members of the Roman Catholic Church. Today (as of 2000) the religious landscape looks like this: There are 78.81% Roman Catholic, 10.87% Evangelical Reformed and 0.54% Free Church Christians. There are also 5.19% non-religious and 1.55% Muslim.

Origin - nationality

At the end of 2014, 1,888 of the 2,055 inhabitants were Swiss and 167 (= 8.1%) foreigners. The population consisted of 91.9% Swiss citizens. At the end of 2014, the foreign residents came from Germany (44.9%), Serbia including Kosovo (7.2%), Italy (6.0%), Portugal (6.0%), Spain (2.4%) and the Turkey (1.8%). 25.7% came from the rest of Europe and 6.0% were of non-European origin.


Aerial photo (1953)

As tombs from the La Tène period show, the area was settled early on. It appears under the name Hiltegesrein in the oldest annual book of the Beromünster canon monastery from the years 1077/1101. The community belonged to the Habsburgs as part of the Rothenburg district . They lost control of the place on December 28, 1385 when the soldiers of the city of Lucerne burned down the city and fortress of Rothenburg. Nominally, the Habsburgs did not recognize the sovereignty of the city of Lucerne until July 16, 1394 in the so-called "Twenty Years of Peace". Lucerne only gained full control in 1415. Incidentally, Hildisrieden was not an independent municipality at that time, but formed the Berghof together with Rain and Römerswil . All these places belonged to the Landvogtei Rothenburg until 1798. Afterwards it was part of the Helvetic district of Sempach before it came to the then newly created Sursee Office in 1803 . The Berghof was dissolved by a resolution of the cantonal parliament in 1836. This resulted in the communities Hildisrieden, Rain and Römerswil in 1838 .


Municipal council

The Hildisrieden community council consists of six members and is set up as follows:

  • Monika Emmenegger ( CVP ): Mayor
  • Alex Estermann: community clerk
  • Gerda Jung (CVP): Social
  • Daniel Zwimpfer ( FDP ): Construction
  • Rolf Graf (FDP): Education
  • Stephan Wolf (CVP): Finances

Cantonal elections

In the 2015 Cantonal Council elections for the Canton of Lucerne, the share of the vote in Hildisrieden was: CVP 40.8%, SVP 25.4%, FDP 22.7%, SP 3.9%, glp 3.2%, GPS 2.9%.

National Council elections

In the 2015 Swiss parliamentary elections, the share of the vote in Hildisrieden was: CVP 32.8%, SVP 29.1%, FDP 19.2%, SP 6.5%, glp 6.5%, GPS 3.3%, BDP 1, 4%.


Hildisrieden was originally a farming community. There are currently still around 45 farms in the community, but the focus of those employed in the village has shifted significantly towards industry and services.

Culture and leisure

There is a golf course to the west of the village.



Hildisrieden is not on any railway line. Thanks to the Lucerne- Beromünster - Rickenbach LU bus line , the community is still accessible by public transport. There is a PostBus connection from Hochdorf to Sempach Station, which leads via Sandblatten and Hildisrieden.

The village lies at the intersection of the streets Sempach-Hochdorf and Luzern-Beromünster. The closest motorway junction Sempach on the A2 is 4 km away.


  • Balthasar Estermann (1827–1868), Roman Catholic priest and founder of a religious women's community from which the Melchtal Monastery emerged, born in Traselingen
  • Armin Bachmann (* 1960), Swiss musician (trombone, alphorn) and university lecturer
  • Paul Nussbaumer (1934–1990) painter


  • Adolf Reinle : The Art Monuments of the Canton of Lucerne, Volume IV: The Sursee Office. (= Art Monuments of Switzerland. Volume 35). Edited by the Society for Swiss Art History GSK. Bern 1956, ISBN 978-3-906131-23-8 .

Web links

Commons : Hildisrieden  - 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. admin.ch . Federal Statistical Office (FSO), August 31, 2019, accessed on December 22, 2019 .
  2. Permanent resident population according to nationality category, gender and municipality ( memento of the original from January 1, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (Permanent resident population)  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.bfs.admin.ch
  3. Balance of the permanent resident population according to demographic components, institutional structure, nationality and gender (Federal Statistical Office, STAT-TAB)
  4. LUSTAT: Hildisrieden community profile ( Memento of the original from May 8, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.lustat.ch
  5. LUSTAT: Hildisrieden community profile ( Memento of the original from May 8, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.lustat.ch
  6. National Council elections 2015: strength of the parties and voter turnout by municipality. In: Results of the National Council elections 2015. Federal Statistical Office, 2016, accessed on June 1, 2016 .