Niederried near Interlaken

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Niederried near Interlaken
Coat of arms of Niederried near Interlaken
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton BernCanton Bern Bern (BE)
Administrative district : Interlaken-Oberhasliw
BFS no. : 0588i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 3853
Coordinates : 637 632  /  174 272 coordinates: 46 ° 43 '7 "  N , 7 ° 55' 51"  O ; CH1903:  637,632  /  174272
Height : 578  m above sea level M.
Height range : 564-2085 m above sea level M.
Area : 4.13  km²
Residents: 357 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 83 inhabitants per km²
Niederried near Interlaken

Niederried near Interlaken

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 Niederried near Interlaken
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Niederried bei Interlaken is a municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland .

Place name

The name "Ried" can be interpreted in two ways: from the Old High German riod, reoth (clearing) or from the Swiss German Ried (land overgrown with reeds and marsh grass). For Niederried and Oberried on Lake Brienz, however, it should be noted that these villages are located on the steep, sunny and dry slope of the Riedergrat. High on the Harder, Rieder and Brienzergrat there are also several corridors called "Ried": Ried in the Ringgenberger Berg, Rieden north above Niederried, Rieden above the village of Oberried and Gäldried, a station on the Rothornbahn. These reeds can certainly not be associated with reeds, but rather with "riod, reoth" clearing. This is clearly indicated by the meaning of “Ried” used on Lake Brienz. With this, Niederried am Brienzersee was most likely founded by the Alemanni in a lower forest clearing and Oberried am Brienzersee in an upper forest clearing. Given the many dry corridors in the villages on Lake Brienz, which are suitable for house building, the settlers would not have been interested in naming their village communities after the flat and therefore marshy and useless Mosers.

First mention of a place called Nidirriet : April 15, 1303. In a dispute between the Lords of Ringgenberg and the Capuchins over Wald between Iseltwald and Bönigen, the following was mentioned among other things: "Werner called im Buole, living in Nidirriet".


Aerial photo (1956)

Niederried near Interlaken is located in the Bernese Oberland on the north shore of Lake Brienz . The neighboring communities starting from the north in a clockwise direction are Habkern , Oberried am Brienzersee and Ringgenberg . The highest peak is the Suggiture (2085 m above sea level) on the northern municipal boundary. The lowest point is Lake Brienz at 564 m above sea level. M.


The community president of the community is Beat Studer (as of 2016). In addition to the residents' community, there is also a civic community under this name .


Population development
year 1764 1850 1880 1900 1930 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010
Residents 107 194 179 181 261 273 264 254 266 355 342 332

See also

Web links

Commons : Niederried bei Interlaken  - 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. 700 years of Oberried; History of a Lake Brienz community, Schlaefli und Maurer AG, Interlaken, ISBN 3-85884-018-1 , page 14
  3. Fontes Rerum Bernensium, Volume IV. No. 117 and "700 Years of Oberried", ISBN 3-85884-018-1