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Iseltwald coat of arms
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton BernCanton Bern Bern (BE)
Administrative district : Interlaken-Oberhasli
BFS no. : 0582i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 3807
Coordinates : 640 174  /  173 222 coordinates: 46 ° 42 '32 "  N , 7 ° 57' 50"  O ; CH1903:  six hundred forty thousand one hundred seventy-four  /  173,222
Height : 566  m above sea level M.
Height range : 564–2679 m above sea level M.
Area : 21.91  km²
Residents: 438 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 20 inhabitants per km²
Iseltwald Bay

Iseltwald Bay

Location of the municipality
Brienzersee Engstlensee Gelmersee Göscheneralpsee Grimselsee Lago del Sabbione Lungerersee Oberaarsee Oeschinensee Räterichsbodensee Sarnersee Thunersee Italien Kanton Luzern Kanton Nidwalden Kanton Obwalden Kanton Obwalden Kanton Tessin Kanton Uri Kanton Wallis Verwaltungskreis Emmental Verwaltungskreis Frutigen-Niedersimmental Verwaltungskreis Bern-Mittelland Verwaltungskreis Thun Beatenberg Bönigen Brienz BE Brienzwiler Brienzwiler Därligen Grindelwald Gsteigwiler Gündlischwand Guttannen Habkern Hasliberg Hofstetten bei Brienz Innertkirchen Interlaken Iseltwald Lauterbrunnen Leissigen Lütschental Matten bei Interlaken Meiringen Niederried bei Interlaken Oberried am Brienzersee Ringgenberg BE Saxeten Schattenhalb Schwanden bei Brienz Unterseen WilderswilMap of Iseltwald
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Iseltwald is a municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland .


The community is located on a delta on the south bank of Lake Brienz in the Bernese Oberland . For a long time the community had no road and could only be reached by water. Since the construction of the A8 motorway , the municipality has had its own motorway exit. Before the exit was built, a road led from Bönigen into the village. The highest point is the 2687 meter high Faulhorn .

Iseltwald belongs to the Gsteig parish near Interlaken .


Population development
year 1764 1850 1880 1900 1930 1950 1980 1990 2000
Residents 254 562 562 585 479 537 434 421 434


Aerial photo from 100 m by Walter Mittelholzer (1926)

In 1146 the village is mentioned for the first time as Iseltwalt . After a dispute with Interlaken over the important forest, all rights of Iseltwald went to Interlaken in 1303. In 1342 Iseltwald was devastated by the Unterwaldners. With the secularization of the monastery in 1528, the village came to Bern and to the Landvogtei Interlaken. In addition to fishing, fruit growing, livestock and alpine farming, a glassworks offered additional work in 1680. However, this expired again around 1715.

Tourism began in 1871 with the advent of Lake Brienz shipping. Hotels and the hospitality industry emerged. Today mainly day tourists stay in Iseltwald. Iseltwald appears in several episodes in the South Korean television series Crash Landing on You .



Web links

Commons : Iseltwald  - 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
  2. Landing Stage Iseltwald, Lake Brienz - Korean Dramaland. Retrieved April 6, 2020 (American English).