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Rubigen coat of arms
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton BernCanton Bern Bern (BE)
Administrative district : Bern-Mittellandw
BFS no. : 0623i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 3113
Coordinates : 607 999  /  194 203 coordinates: 46 ° 53 '56 "  N , 7 ° 32' 37"  O ; CH1903:  six hundred and seven thousand nine hundred ninety-nine  /  194,203
Height : 549  m above sea level M.
Height range : 512–600 m above sea level M.
Area : 6.92  km²
Residents: 2929 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 423 inhabitants per km²
Mayor : Renato Krähenbühl ( BDP )
Humanus House Foundation (formerly Schlössli Beitenwil)

Humanus House Foundation (formerly Schlössli Beitenwil)

Location of the municipality
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Rubigen is a municipality in the Bern-Mittelland administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland . The former district communities Allmendingen near Bern and Trimstein separated from the former municipality of Rubigen in 1993 .


Rubigen lies at 549  m above sea level. M. , 10 km south-east of the canton capital Bern (linear distance). The village extends on a terrace in the broad Aare lowlands between Bern and Thun, east of the Aare .

The area of ​​the community area of ​​7.0 km² comprises a section of the Aareniederung between Bern and Thun. The western border runs along the canalised and straightened Aare. To the east of the Aare there is a valley floodplain ( Hunzigenau ) that is more than 500 m wide and has the remains of old courses of the Aare (Giessen). From the floodplain , the communal soil extends eastward to a terrace and over a gently sloping slope with the shadow wood and the Schwandwald to the plateau of Oberholz ( 590  m above sea level ). The eastern border lies in a depression with the formerly swampy Trimsteinmoos and the Beitenwilmoos . This depression is drained by the Schwarzbach in a valley near Schattholz to the west to the Aare. The highest point of Rubigen is 600  m above sea level. M. on the edge of the Gschneitwald above Beitenwil. In the far north, the municipal ban extends into the Raintalwald near Allmendingen. In 1997 19% of the municipal area was settled, 20% forest and woodland, 56% agriculture and a little more than 5% was unproductive land.

Rubigen includes extensive residential areas, the hamlets of Kleinhöchstetten ( 549  m above sea level ) on a terrace above the Aare, Oberholz ( 590  m above sea level ) on a plateau east of the village and Beitenwil ( 585  m above sea level ) to the north des Schwarzbach and some individual farms. Neighboring communities of Rubigen are Allmendingen near Bern , Worb , Münsingen and Belp .


Individual finds from the Neolithic near the Rubigen saw indicate that the municipality was settled very early on. First the place name Huncinga appears in 982 (today the Hunziken court group near the Aare) in the documents. Rubigen was first mentioned in a document in 1267 under the name Rubingen ; Rubigen has come down to us from 1401 . The place name goes back to the Old High German personal name Rubo and therefore means for the people of Rubo .

Since the Middle Ages Rubigen belonged to the Münsingen rule, which was initially under the sovereignty of the Counts of Kyburg , and from 1406 under the rule of Bern. The Konolfingen Regional Court exercised high jurisdiction over the area. After the collapse of the Ancien Régime (1798), Rubigen belonged to the Höchstetten district during the Helvetic Republic and from 1803 to the Konolfingen Oberamt, which received the status of an official district with the new cantonal constitution of 1831.

The municipality of Rubigen consisted of the three district municipalities Rubigen, Allmendingen and Trimstein, which formed a political unit until the end of 1992. On September 24, 1989, the split of the Rubigen community was decided by a large majority. With effect from January 1, 1993, the former district communities were raised to independent municipalities.


With 2929 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2018), Rubigen is one of the medium-sized municipalities in the canton of Bern. 91.8% of the residents speak German, 1.6% French and 1.3% speak Italian (as of 2000). A significant increase in population has been recorded especially since 1960.


The voting shares of the parties in the 2019 National Council elections were: SVP 24.9%, SP 16.8%, BDP 13.9%, FDP 7.9%, glp 13.8%, GPS 12.1%, EVP 3.6 %, EDU 2.4%, CVP 1.0%, pirates 1.1%.


Until the middle of the 20th century, Rubigen was a predominantly agricultural village. Even today, agriculture , dairy farming and cattle breeding have a certain role in the income structure of the population. Numerous other jobs are available in local small businesses and in the service sector. Thanks to the good transport links, various industrial zones have been created in the Rubigen area. Today, construction and transport companies, the building materials and furniture industry, mechanical engineering, food processing, various trading companies, a flooring supplier and mechanical workshops are represented in the community. A large gravel pit is being exploited north of the village. In the last few decades the village has developed into a residential community thanks to its attractive location. Many workers are therefore commuters who mainly work in the Bern agglomeration.


The community is very well developed in terms of transport. It is located on the old main road through the Aare valley from Bern to Thun . The next connection to the A6 motorway (Bern-Thun), which crosses the municipality and opened in 1973, is around 1 km from the town center. On July 1, 1859, the railway line from Bern to Thun with a station in Rubigen went into operation. A bus line, which serves the route from Belp via Rubigen to Konolfingen , and a small bus that goes to Worb ensure the fine distribution in public transport .


The Reformed Church of Kleinhöchstetten.

The church in Kleinhöchstetten , the only preserved early Romanesque apse in Switzerland, dates from the 10th century and was an important place of pilgrimage until the Reformation . The church was restored from 1962 to 1965 and today serves as the Reformed Church of Rubigen (belonging to the parish of Münsingen). The Beitenwil Campagne was built in 1723.

The smallest museum and the largest bowling alley in Switzerland are also located in Rubigen.


The Hunziken mill.
  • Mühle Hunziken concert hall
  • Dada Disco Club (founded in 1973 and continued to this day through voluntary work by young people from the Rubigen area)


See also

Web links

Commons : Rubigen  - 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. Elections 2019: Results of the Rubigen community. Canton of Bern, accessed on August 17, 2020
  3. ^ Zita Caviezel-Rüegg: The church Kleinhöchstetten. (Swiss Art Guide, No. 592). Ed. Society for Swiss Art History GSK. Bern 1996, ISBN 978-3-85782-592-7 .
  4. Mühle Hunziken, Rubigen, Bern , accessed on September 23, 2009