|Canton :||Bern (BE)|
|Administrative district :||Emmental|
|BFS no. :||0955|
|Postal code :||3432|
|Height range :||569–933 m above sea level M.|
|Area :||26.87 km²|
|Residents:||4147 (December 31, 2018)|
|Population density :||154 inhabitants per km²|
|Mayor :||Andreas Meister ( SVP )|
Gotthelf Center Emmental Lützelflüh
|Location of the municipality|
Lützelflüh is located in the lower Emmental , between Langnau and Burgdorf . The Emme divides the village into the upper village on the right bank and the younger lower village on the left bank. The community also includes the two localities Grünenmatt and Ramsei, part of the localities Ranflüh, Trachselwald and Rüegsauschachen and the two exclaves Lauterbach and Oberried . The neighboring communities are Rüegsau , Sumiswald , Trachselwald , Rüderswil and Hasle bei Burgdorf . The community has around 4150 inhabitants.
The first documents can be found from around 1130 in which the barons of Lützelflüh are mentioned. The village developed from the ancestral seat of the barons. Almost all of today's Emmental belonged to the Freiherrschaft at that time. In 1225 there is talk of Lucelfluo . The name, which originally referred to a corridor and only secondarily the settlement, is a combination of Old High German luzzil "small" and Old High German fluoh "protruding and abruptly sloping rock face, rock"; it therefore means "with the little fleas".
In 1230 the barons of Brandis took the place of those of Lützelflüh and built a castle between the villages of Lützelflüh and Rüegsau.
In 1455 Brandis Castle was sold to the Bernese nobles, the Lords of Scharnachtal. The castle was sold or bequeathed to other families several times until it came into the possession of the city of Bern in 1607. Brandis became a Bernese county bailiff . The last Vogt was called Franz Ludwig May.
On April 14, 1798, Brandis Castle fell victim to a fire. This was also the end of the Landvogtei Brandis. Lützelflüh came to the Trachselwald office . The community of Lützelflüh came into being.
Tourism only plays a small but not insignificant role, several typical Emmental inns offer rooms and farm holidays are also possible.
In Lützelflüh there is a late Gothic hall church built in 1505 with a polygonal choir and a neo-Gothic front tower. It was renovated in 1962. On the south side are the graves of Jeremias Gotthelf , Simon Gfeller and Emanuel Friedli .
On August 11, 2012, the new Gotthelf Center Emmental Lützelflüh was opened in the former rectory and the associated buildings. The permanent exhibition is presented in the rooms in which Albert Bitzius lived with his family, wrote his works and received guests.
The "Kulturmühle" serves as a culture and meeting center and is described in the Emmental art guide as "one of the most beautiful mills in the Emmental". A mill was operated until 1970. In 1976 the culture mill with all its outbuildings was placed under monument protection.
The Slovenian municipality of Velike Lašče has been Lützelflüh's partner municipality since 2004 . The two communities had their first contacts in 1996. With the establishment of the association Kulturbrücke Velike Lašče - Lützelflüh in 2002, the foundation stone was laid for deeper cooperation.
- Georg Thormann (1655–1708), long-time Protestant clergyman and pioneer of Pietism in Bern
- Marie Walden ( Marie Henriette Rüetschi-Bitzius ; 1834–1890), writer
- Emanuel Friedli (1846–1939), teacher, pastor and dialectologist
- Ruth Jörg (* 1934), Germanist
- Fabian Lüthi (* 1989), ice hockey player
- Anne-Marie Dubler : Lützelflüh. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland .
- Anne-Marie Dubler: Grünenmatt. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland .
- Anne-Marie Dubler: Brandis. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland .
- Official website of the community of Lützelflüh
- Official website of the Gotthelf Emmental Lützelflüh center
- Permanent resident population from STAT-TAB of the BfS , municipalities see also regional portraits 2020 on bfs.admin.ch, accessed on May 29, 2020
- Lexicon of Swiss municipality names . Edited by the Center de Dialectologie at the University of Neuchâtel under the direction of Andres Kristol. Frauenfeld / Lausanne 2005, p. 557.
- Results of the community of Lützelflüh. State Chancellery of the Canton of Bern, October 20, 2019, accessed on July 31, 2020 .
- Partner community ( Memento of the original from February 27, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.