Hofstetten near Brienz

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Hofstetten near Brienz
Coat of arms of Hofstetten near Brienz
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton BernCanton Bern Bern (BE)
Administrative district : Interlaken-Oberhasliw
BFS no. : 0580i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 3858
Coordinates : 648707  /  178 213 coordinates: 46 ° 45 '12 "  N , 8 ° 4' 34"  O ; CH1903:  648707  /  one hundred and seventy-eight thousand two hundred thirteen
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
Website: www.hofstetten-ballenberg.ch
Location of the municipality
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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.

Place 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.


His song "Heitäre Fahne" is about his relationship with his home town of Hofstetten

Web links

Commons : Hofstetten bei Brienz  - 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