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Coat of arms of Rüderswil
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton BernCanton Bern Bern (BE)
Administrative district : Emmentalw
BFS no. : 0905i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 3437
Coordinates : 621 702  /  203779 coordinates: 46 ° 59 '5 "  N , 7 ° 43' 26"  O ; CH1903:  621 702  /  203779
Height : 655  m above sea level M.
Height range : 588–956 m above sea level M.
Area : 17.21  km²
Residents: 2385 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 136 inhabitants per km²
Website: www.ruederswil.ch
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 Rüderswil
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Rüderswil is a municipality in the Emmental administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland .

A community of residents and a parish of the Reformed Churches Bern-Jura-Solothurn exist under the name . A civic community does not exist.


Rüderswil is an Alemannic settlement and got its current name during the Franconian rule in the 8th / 9th. Century. The name can be traced back to the elder "Ruodheri".

Geography and population

Rüderswil is located in the Emmental . The neighboring communities starting from the north in a clockwise direction are Lützelflüh , Trachselwald , Lauperswil , Landiswil and Hasle bei Burgdorf . The community consists of the places Zollbrück, Rüderswil, part of the place Ranflüh and Schwanden. At the end of 2015, 2364 people lived in the municipality, 93 of them foreigners. Zollbrück in the southeast of the municipality has merged with Lauperswil and is now larger than the town of Rüderswil. The merger efforts with the municipality of Lauperswil failed in May 2009 because of the rejection by Lauperswil.


The voting shares of the parties at the 2019 National Council election were: SVP 52.7%, BDP 14.4%, SP 6.9%, EDU 5.0%, GPS 6.0%, FDP 3.1%, glp 4.5 %, EVP 3.0%, CVP 0.6%.


  • The peasant leader Niklaus Leuenberger, who was executed on August 27, 1653 in Bern , was born in the hamlet of Schönholz in the Rüderswil community around 1615
  • From 1812 to 1824, Gottlieb Jakob Kuhn was pastor in Rüderswil
  • The zoologist Johann Büttikofer (1850–1927) was born in the village of Ranflüh, municipality of Rüderswil
  • Marco Mucha (born April 14, 1954 in Rome ) (citizen of Rüderswil), etcher, printer and writer, leader of etching courses, painting here.
  • the politician Hans Grunder (BDP) was born in 1956 in Rüderswil.


Web links

Commons : Rüderswil  - 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. ^ Results of the community of Rüderswil. State Chancellery of the Canton of Bern, October 20, 2019, accessed on July 31, 2020 .
  3. Marco Mucha. In: Sikart , accessed January 23, 2016.