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Stettlen coat of arms
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton BernCanton Bern Bern (BE)
Administrative district : Bern-Mittellandw
BFS no. : 0358i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 3066
Coordinates : 606 468  /  200 964 coordinates: 46 ° 57 '35 "  N , 7 ° 31' 25"  O ; CH1903:  606,468  /  200,964
Height : 570  m above sea level M.
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)

Train of the RBS in Stettlen (2009)

Location of the municipality
Bielersee Gerzensee (Gewässer) Moossee Moossee Murtensee Neuenburgersee Thunersee Wohlensee Clavaleyres Münchenwiler Kanton Freiburg Kanton Neuenburg Kanton Solothurn Kanton Freiburg Kanton Waadt Verwaltungskreis Berner Jura Verwaltungskreis Biel/Bienne Verwaltungskreis Emmental Verwaltungskreis Frutigen-Niedersimmental Verwaltungskreis Interlaken-Oberhasli Verwaltungskreis Oberaargau Verwaltungskreis Obersimmental-Saanen Verwaltungskreis Seeland Verwaltungskreis Thun Allmendingen bei Bern Arni BE Bäriswil Belp Bern Biglen Bolligen Bowil Bremgarten bei Bern Brenzikofen Deisswil bei Münchenbuchsee Diemerswil Ferenbalm Ferenbalm Fraubrunnen Frauenkappelen Freimettigen Gerzensee BE Grosshöchstetten Guggisberg Gurbrü Häutligen Herbligen Iffwil Ittigen Jaberg Jegenstorf Jegenstorf Kaufdorf Kehrsatz Kiesen Kirchdorf BE Kirchlindach Köniz Konolfingen Kriechenwil Landiswil Laupen Linden BE Mattstetten Meikirch Mirchel Moosseedorf Mühleberg Münchenbuchsee Münsingen Muri bei Bern Neuenegg Niederhünigen Niedermuhlern Oberbalm Oberdiessbach Oberhünigen Oberthal BE Oppligen Ostermundigen Riggisberg Rubigen Rüeggisberg Rüeggisberg Rümligen Rüschegg Schwarzenburg BE Stettlen Thurnen Toffen Urtenen-Schönbühl Vechigen Wald BE Walkringen Wichtrach Wiggiswil Wileroltigen Wohlen bei Bern Worb Zäziwil Zollikofen Zuzwil BEMap of Stettlen
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Stettlen is a municipality in the Bern-Mittelland administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland .


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.

The regional traffic Bern – Solothurn (RBS) takes 15 minutes from the Stettlen and Deisswil stations to Bern main station .

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 .

Neighboring communities of Stettlen are Vechigen , Muri bei Bern , Ostermundigen and Bolligen .


Population development
year 1850 1880 1900 1930 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010
Residents 651 754 683 884 947 1173 1536 2234 2744 2833 2908


The voting shares of the parties in the 2015 National Council elections were: SVP 25.3%, BDP 21.0%, SP 16.7%, FDP 15.8%, GPS 6.0%, glp 5.8%, EPP 3.7 %, CVP 2.7%, EDU 0.9%.


Jakob Samuel Weibel: Church and rectory Stettlen in the 1820s
Aerial photo from 200 m by Walter Mittelholzer (1925)

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

See also


Web links

Commons : Stettlen  - 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 2015: Results of the municipality of Stettlen. Canton of Bern, accessed on March 21, 2016
  3. cf. Otto Born: The history of the church and the old parish .