|Canton :||Bern (BE)|
|Administrative district :||Emmental|
|BFS no. :||0906|
|Postal code :||6197|
|Height range :||829–2197 m above sea level M.|
|Area :||36.48 km²|
|Residents:||908 (December 31, 2018)|
|Population density :||25 inhabitants per km²|
|Location of the municipality|
Schangnau is located in the Emmental north of the Hohgant . At the bottom of the Hohgant is a valley with the village of Bumbach. The place Schangnau is further down in the valley. The neighboring communities starting from the north in a clockwise direction are Eggiwil , Marbach LU , Flühli , Habkern , Eriz and Röthenbach im Emmental .
Ulrich Gfeller was the mayor until December 31, 2015. Beat Gerber has held this position since January 1, 2016.
Politically, Schangnau belonged together with Marbach LU and Trub to the barons of Wolhusen . Later, gentlemen from the Bernese side came into possession of the Alpine valley. For a long time there was a big dispute about the affiliation of Schangnau, in which even the federal diets were included. In 1470, the two large mayors of Hinwil of Lucerne and Adrian I of Bubenberg of Bern crossed the border together and cleared it for good (complete direction from March 12, 1470, State Archives of the Canton of Bern ). As early as 1397 Schangnau had its own court (municipality) and belonged to Burkhardt von Sumiswald . In 1389 Jost zum Walde ( Bernese patrician ) acquired the Tschangnau court for 180 guilders. The heirs of Jost zum Walde sold Schangnau for 150 guilders to the city of Bern around 1420. It remained as the only municipality near Bern, belonged to the Trachselwald bailiwick until 1790 and to the Signau district from 1803 .
Until the 19th century, the community was considered a stronghold of the cow industry . In 1878 the first road was built in Schangnau, which connects Schangnau with Eggiwil . Around 1900 the Schallenbergpassstrasse was added, which leads over the Schallenberg .
- Kemmeribodenbad, a hotel below the Hohgant.
View from the Chuderhüsiturm to the Hohgant
- Beat Feuz (* 1987), ski racer, born in Schangnau
- Johanna Meyer (1851–1921), teacher and Christian song poet, born in Schangnau
- Martin Gerber , hometown Schangnau, ice hockey player, played for some time with the SCL Tigers in Langnau and was the goalkeeper of the Swiss national ice hockey team .
- Sina Siegenthaler , snowboarder, grew up and lives in Schangnau, is a snowboard cross athlete and is currently competing in World Cup races.
Name of Schangnau ( hometown )
- Otto Schlaginhaufen: On the knowledge of the population of Schangnau in the Oberemmental , in: Mitteilungen der Geographisch-Ethnographische Gesellschaft Zürich, Volume 39, 1938–1939, pp. 223–294 ( digitized version )
- Katharina Zimmermann : The castle. Novel. Bern 2001, ISBN 3-7296-0321-3
- Roland Jeanneret : From Schangnau to Kabul. ISBN 978-3-906786-40-7 A life for others: Elizabeth Neuenschwander
- Official website of the community of Schangnau
- Anne-Marie Dubler : Schangnau. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland .
- Permanent resident population from STAT-TAB of the BfS , municipalities see also regional portraits 2020 on bfs.admin.ch, accessed on May 29, 2020
- Results of the community of Schangnau. State Chancellery of the Canton of Bern, October 20, 2019, accessed on August 3, 2020 .