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Coat of arms of Lützelflüh
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton BernCanton Bern Bern (BE)
Administrative district : Emmentalw
BFS no. : 0955i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 3432
Coordinates : 618 611  /  205 467 coordinates: 47 ° 0 '0 "  N , 7 ° 41' 0"  O ; CH1903:  six hundred and eighteen thousand six hundred eleven  /  205,467
Height : 585  m above sea level M.
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 )
Website: www.luetzelflueh.ch
Gotthelf Center Emmental Lützelflüh

Gotthelf Center Emmental Lützelflüh

Location of the municipality
Brienzersee Kanton Luzern Kanton Solothurn Kanton Solothurn Verwaltungskreis Bern-Mittelland Verwaltungskreis Interlaken-Oberhasli Verwaltungskreis Seeland Verwaltungskreis Thun Verwaltungskreis Oberaargau Aefligen Affoltern im Emmental Alchenstorf Bätterkinden Burgdorf BE Dürrenroth Eggiwil Ersigen Hasle bei Burgdorf Heimiswil Heimiswil Hellsau Hindelbank Höchstetten BE Kernenried Kirchberg BE Koppigen Krauchthal Langnau im Emmental Lauperswil Lützelflüh Lützelflüh Lützelflüh Lyssach Mötschwil Oberburg BE Oberburg BE Oberburg BE Röthenbach im Emmental Rüderswil Rüdtligen-Alchenflüh Rüegsau Rumendingen Rüti bei Lyssach Schangnau Signau Sumiswald Trachselwald Trub Trubschachen Utzenstorf Wiler bei Utzenstorf Willadingen Wynigen ZielebachMap of Lützelflüh
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Lützelflüh , in the Bernese local dialect Lützeflüe, Lützuflüe [lʏtsəflyə lʏtsʊflyə] , is a municipality in the Emmental administrative district of the Swiss canton of Bern .


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.


Aerial photo from 300 m by Walter Mittelholzer (1922)

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.


Population development
year 1764 1850 1880 1900 1930 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010
Residents 1691 3433 3429 3444 3764 4042 3960 3842 3770 3826 3957 4132


The voting shares of the parties in the 2019 National Council election were: SVP 43.8%, BDP 12.5%, SP 8.4%, EDU 7.0%, FDP 5.0%, GPS 7.5%, EVP 4.3 %, glp 5.5%, CVP 0.7%.


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.


Partner municipality

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.



Web links

Commons : Lützelflüh  - 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
  2. a b 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.
  3. Results of the community of Lützelflüh. State Chancellery of the Canton of Bern, October 20, 2019, accessed on July 31, 2020 .
  4. 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. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.luetzelflueh.ch