|Canton :||Bern (BE)|
|Administrative district :||Bern-Mittelland|
|BFS no. :||0358|
|Postal code :||3066|
|Height range :||545–752 m above sea level M.|
|Area :||3.50 km²|
|Residents:||3116 (December 31, 2018)|
|Population density :||813 inhabitants per km²|
|Mayor :||Lorenz Hess ( BDP )|
Train of the RBS in Stettlen (2009)
|Location of the municipality|
Stettlen is located in the Bern region east of the Swiss federal city of Bern in the Worblental . Nestled in the Worble valley between Bantiger and Dentenberg, the community includes, among other things, an attractive south-facing slope as the main residential area and a beautiful recreational area all around. The community includes the villages of Stettlen and Deisswil.
To the north of Stettlen, in the neighboring community of Bolligen , lies the Bantiger elevation (947 m above sea level). The Swisscom transmission tower there supplies the surrounding region with radio and television programs; it also offers a good view of the panorama of the Jura , the Swiss Plateau and the Alps .
- Legislative is the municipal assembly (usually twice a year)
- The executive is the municipal council with 7 members (3 FDP , 1 SVP , 1 BDP , 1 SP , 1 non-party)
The place name Stettlen is to be understood as a diminutive of the Old High German noun "Stat" and means "small place", "cookie". The place name Deisswil probably hides the personal name of a clan chief who, also in the 1st millennium, had gained new farmland with clearing and Schwenden.
Stettlen was first mentioned in 1146 as Stetelon , and before 1200 the place came under the castle rights of the young city of Bern.
A schoolmaster in Stettlen is mentioned for the first time in 1620 and a school building was built in 1728. The number of pupils in 1780 is given as 80 to 90. In the second half of the 18th century, most families lived directly on the yield of the land. Crafts and trades were given little attention. A new development and a profound change in the livelihood structure of the village was initiated in 1876 with the establishment of the cardboard factory in Deisswil, and the Worblentalbahn , which opened in 1913, contributed to the fact that Stettlen moved even closer to the city.
After the playgroup and kindergarten from the age of 5, the Bernstrasse and Gartenstrasse schools offer the lower grades up to the 4th grade and the Bleiche school house the junior high and secondary grades up to the 9th grade. The secondary school level up to the fourth can be attended in the neighboring village of Bolligen . Stettlen has two gyms and an indoor swimming pool.
- Lorenz Hess (* 1961), politician (BDP), National Councilor, mayor of Stettlen
- Otto Born: The history of the church and the old parish . Stettlen 1991.
- Anne-Marie Dubler : Stettlen. 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
- Elections 2015: Results of the municipality of Stettlen. Canton of Bern, accessed on March 21, 2016
- cf. Otto Born: The history of the church and the old parish .