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Innertkirchen coat of arms
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton BernCanton Bern Bern (BE)
Administrative district : Interlaken-Oberhasliw
BFS no. : 0784i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 3862 Innertkirchen
3863 Gadmen
Coordinates : 660 441  /  173058 coordinates: 46 ° 42 '22 "  N , 8 ° 13' 44"  O ; CH1903:  660 441  /  173058
Height : 625  m above sea level M.
Height range : 609–3702 m above sea level M.
Area : 236.59  km²
Residents: 1063 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 4 inhabitants per km²


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


Aerial photo (1956)

The village is located in the Haslital in the Bernese Oberland , six kilometers southeast of Meiringen , separated from it by the Aare Gorge and is an important traffic junction. The Aare flows through the municipality and begins in the neighboring municipality of Guttannen to the south . Innertkirchen is the starting point for the Trift Glacier (Gadmen) near Gadmen and Rosenlauigletscher via Meiringen or via the mountain path to the Dossenhütte . Innertkirchen also includes the Gental , at the end of which is the Engstlenalp with the Engstlensee .

From Innertkirchen the road also leads to Understock and into the Urbachtal , from where you can continue to the Gauligletscher , the Dossenhütte and the Engelhornhütte.


The lowest stage of the Grimsel hydropower plant operated by Kraftwerke Oberhasli AG (KWO for short) is located in Innertkirchen .


From Innertkirchen you can get over the Grimsel Pass to Gletsch in the canton of Valais and over the Susten pass to Wassen in the canton of Uri. Innertkirchen is known for tourism in addition to these two passes through the Aare Gorge . Innertkirchen is the end point of the Meiringen-Innertkirchen railway .


In Innertkirchen there are five hotels with 196 beds, a bed and breakfast with 20 beds, 26 holiday apartments with 147 beds and four group accommodations with 194 beds. There are also four tent sites that are used by families, hikers and cyclists in summer. Innertkirchen has three restaurants (seasonal operations).

Nearby attractions are the Aare Gorge , the Urbachtal , the Reichenbach Falls , the Ballenberg open-air museum and the Hasliberg .


Population development
year 1764 1850 1880 1900 1930 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2012
Residents 656 1,375 1,438 1,105 1,074 1,194 1'230 1,064 966 998 936 915




Web links

Commons : Innertkirchen  - 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
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