Ringgenberg BE

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BE is the abbreviation for the canton of Bern in Switzerland and is used to avoid confusion with other entries of the name Ringgenberg .
Ringgenberg coat of arms
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton BernCanton Bern Bern (BE)
Administrative district : Interlaken-Oberhasliw
BFS no. : 0590i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 3852
Coordinates : 635 130  /  172746 coordinates: 46 ° 42 '18 "  N , 7 ° 53' 53"  O ; CH1903:  635 130  /  172746
Height : 602  m above sea level M.
Height range : 564–1847 m above sea level M.
Area : 8.88  km²
Residents: 2562 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 289 inhabitants per km²
Mayor : Samuel Zurbuchen ( SVP )
Website: www.ringgenberg.ch


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 Ringgenberg
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Ringgenberg ( [ˈrɪŋkənˌbɛrɡ] ) is a municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland .


The community is located on the northern shore of Lake Brienz . Ringgenberg borders the municipalities of Niederried , Interlaken , Bönigen and Habkern .


The original name of Ringgenberg was Ringgenwil. This name consists of the Old High German personal name Rinco, Rincho and the place name ending - wilari (small village). The current name is based on a transfer from Ringgenwil to the castle, which was built in the High Middle Ages.


Aerial photo (1956)

When the knight Kuno von Brienz was appointed Imperial Bailiff of the Lake Brienz area by the German Emperor Friedrich II (HRR) in 1230 , he had the Ringgenberg Castle built. From then on, the noble family was called von Ringgenberg . Johann von Ringgenberg was the most important member of this noble family. As a poet he was described as a "knight who wields sword and lyre equally well". His songs were included in the Manessische Liedersammlung in Zurich around 1300 .

In the time of Philipp von Ringgenberg (1351-1374) the ruin of the manor house began. In 1351 parts of the rulership had to be pledged to the Interlaken monastery . In 1380 Ringgenberg Castle was set on fire and plundered, and the lord of the castle, Baron Petermann, was captured. In 1853 the previously independent community of Goldswil merged with Ringgenberg.

The construction of the castle church of Ringgenberg began in 1670 under the architect Abraham Dünz . The imposing structure stands on a hill between the village and the lake.


Population development
year 1850 1880 1900 1930 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2015
Residents 1'005 1,423 1,320 1,450 1,763 1,780 1,824 2,001 2,467 2,554 2,588 2,658




  • G. Ritschard: Heimatbuch Ringgenberg-Goldswil

Web links

Commons : Ringgenberg  - 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