Hofstetten near Brienz
|Hofstetten near Brienz|
|Canton :||Bern (BE)|
|Administrative district :||Interlaken-Oberhasli|
|BFS no. :||0580|
|Postal code :||3858|
|Coordinates :||648707 / 178 213|
|Height :||646 m above sea level M.|
|Height range :||567–2204 m above sea level M.|
|Area :||8.77 km²|
|Residents:||518 (December 31, 2018)|
|Population density :||66 inhabitants per km²|
|Location of the municipality|
Hofstetten bei Brienz is a municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland .
In addition to the residents' community, there is a civil community and a threshold corporation with the same name.
Hofstetten (Swiss German "Hostet") is based on the Old High German generic word hovastat , which means "place where a building is listed".
The community president of the community is Erich Sterchi (as of 2015).
Hofstetten is located in the Bernese Oberland in the Alps . The neighboring municipalities starting from the north and clockwise are Giswil , Lungern , Brienzwiler , Brienz and Schwanden bei Brienz . The Aare forms the southern boundary of the municipality . Also in the south, but a little higher, is the small Wyssensee.
While the village is in the south at about 580 m. ü. M. is located, the municipality stretches far to the north, gently rising to the peaks Arnihaggen (2207 m. Above sea level) and Höch Gumme (2205 m. Above sea level). The area below is called Gummenalp .
The well-known open-air museum Ballenberg is in the municipal area of Hofstetten.
- Marc A. Trauffer (* 1979), dialect pop singer
His song "Heitäre Fahne" is about his relationship with his home town of Hofstetten
- Official website of the municipality of Hofstetten near Brienz
- Anne-Marie Dubler : Hofstetten near Brienz. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland .
- ↑ Permanent resident population from STAT-TAB of the BfS , municipalities see also regional portraits 2020 on bfs.admin.ch, accessed on May 29, 2020