Schwarzenburg 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 Schwarzenburg .
Schwarzenburg coat of arms
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton BernCanton Bern Bern (BE)
Administrative district : Bern-Mittellandw
BFS no. : 0855i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 3148 Lanzenhäusern
3150 Schwarzenburg
3152 Mamishaus
3157 Milken
3183 Albligen
UN / LOCODE : CH SZB (Schwarzenburg)
Coordinates : 592 553  /  185243 coordinates: 46 ° 49 '6 "  N , 7 ° 20' 28"  O ; CH1903:  592 553  /  185243
Height : 792  m above sea level M.
Height range : 577-1003 m above sea level M.
Area : 44.80  km²
Residents: 6831 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 152 inhabitants per km²
Mayor : Martin Haller ( SVP )


Location of the municipality
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Schwarzenburg is a municipality in the Bern-Mittelland administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland . It was created on January 1, 2011 from the merger of the communities of Wahlern and Albligen .

Today the place is the economic and cultural center of the municipality of the same name. The secondary and high school for the former Schwarzenburg office are located here.

Schwarzenburg has long been a stage on the Way of St. James from ( Einsiedeln ) - Rüeggisberg - Freiburg - ( Romont ).


Aerial photo from 300 m by Walter Mittelholzer (1925)

The municipality of Schwarzenburg was created on January 1, 2011 through the merger of the previously independent municipalities of Albligen and Wahlern .

Postal history

In 1841 the first post office was built in Schwarzenburg under the control of the canton. At that time, the filing holder received an annual salary of CHF 25. The first horse mail course Bern-Schwarzenburg was put into operation in 1851. The Bern-Schwarzenburg railway line was opened at the beginning of 1907. At the end of 1907 the mailbox was converted into a post office.


With 6,831 inhabitants, 5.5% of them foreigners (as of December 31, 2018), Schwarzenburg is one of the medium-sized municipalities in the canton of Bern .


The mayor is Martin Haller ( SVP , as of January 2018).

The voting shares of the parties in the 2019 National Council elections (the difference to the 2015 National Council elections in brackets ) were: SVP 38.7% (−0.5), SP 16% (−4.6), GPS 11.8% (+4 , 8), BDP 8.1% (−3.5), glp 7.3% (+2.8), FDP 6.7% (−0.2), EVP 3.3% (+0.2 ), EDU 2.4% (−0.8), CVP 1.0% (−0.6).


Schwarzenburg is more conveniently located than Wahlern, which is elevated northeast of Schwarzenburg.

Schwarzenburg has long been a stage on the Way of St. James from ( Einsiedeln ) - Rüeggisberg - Freiburg - ( Romont ). Following this path, a main road No. 183 was also created from Freiburg via St. Antoni and Riggisberg to Kirchenthurnen , which meets the main road No. 232 leading from Bern in Schwarzenburg .

In Schwarzenburg, the Bern-Schwarzenburg Railway , which came from Bern and is now operated by BLS AG , has also ended on June 1, 1907 . Today the trains of the S6 of the Bern S-Bahn run the route every half hour.



In Schwarzenburg, the Federal Office for Civil Protection operates the Federal Training Center, EAZS for short. Among other things, the EAZS offers courses on the subject of the national trunked radio network in Switzerland in the Polycom Training Competence Center (KAP).



Web links

Commons : Schwarzenburg BE  - 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. PTT archive: Post-199 A 0003 Post office chronicle KPD Bern, 1849–1997 (series). Retrieved May 7, 2017 .
  3. Elections 2019: Results of the community of Schwarzenburg. Canton of Bern, accessed on June 15, 2020 .
  4. Elections 2015: Results of the community of Schwarzenburg. Canton of Bern, accessed on March 21, 2016
  5. BABS