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Oberthal, Switzerland

Oberthal is first mentioned in 1275 as mons Obertal. The oldest trace of a settlement in the area of the castle ruins on Chnubel spurs. However, no records of the castle survived and nothing is known about it. Scattered villages and farms were a ...

                                               

Oberwil bei Buren

Oberwil bei Buren is first mentioned in 1236 as Oberwile. Various Neolithic, bronze age and Roman items have been found around the municipality. In the Middle ages it was part of the Cantonal Strassberg. Between 1388 and 1393, the entire Strassbe ...

                                               

Ochlenberg

Ochlenberg has an area, as of 2009, of 12.13 square kilometers 4.68 sq mi. Of this area, 7.61 km 2 2.94 sq mi or 62.7% is used for agricultural purposes, while 3.93 km 2 1.52 sq mi or 32.4% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.52 km 2 0.20 sq ...

                                               

Oeschenbach

Oeschenbach is first mentioned between 841-72 as Eschibach in a donation document to the Abbey of St. Gall. In 1287, St. Urbans Abbey was listed as the major property holder in the village. In 1408, Bern acquired the Kyburg lands which included O ...

                                               

Oppligen

Oppligen is first mentioned in 1234 as Oppelingen. The oldest traces of bronze age settlement excavation work on Oppligerbergli. In addition, Roman coins and several early medieval graves indicate that the area remained inhabited. In the 13th cen ...

                                               

Orpund

Orpund is first mentioned in 1255 as Orpunt. The municipality was formerly known by its unknown name er Orpondes, however, that name is no longer used. The oldest traces of settlement in the area was the Neolithic, the bronze and La Tene era arti ...

                                               

Orvin

Orvin is a municipality in the Jura bernois administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. It is located in the French-speaking Bernese Jura. Above it, there is a small year round resort, called les "Pres-dOrvin".

                                               

Perrefitte

Perrefitte is a municipality in the administrative district of Jura bernois in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. It is located in the French-speaking Bernese Jura. Its old German names Beffert and Pfeffert are no longer in use today.

                                               

Plateau de Diesse

Plateau de Diesse is a municipality in the Jura bernois administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland, located in the French-speaking Bernese Jura. On 1 January 2014 the former municipalities of Diesse, Lamboing and Prêles merged i ...

                                               

Port, Switzerland

Port is first mentioned in 1228 as Port. The river Zihl / thielle has been inhabited at least since Neolithic. The remains of the Neolithic Cortaillod culture village house on stilts, from the second quarter of the 4th Millennium BC was discovere ...

                                               

Radelfingen

Roman coins have been found in Radelfingen and there is a Roman aqueduct in Staatswald-Gurgel. Radelfingen is first mentioned in 894 as Ratolingun in a donation made by Pirins to the Abbey of St. Gall. During the Middle Ages, the nearby Kyburg he ...

                                               

Rapperswil, Bern

Rapperswil is a municipality in the Seeland administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. It lies 13 km north of the capital Bern. On 1 January 2013 the former municipality of Ruppoldsried merged into Rapperswil. On 1 January 2016 ...

                                               

Rebevelier

Rebevilier is a municipality in the Jura bernois administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. It is located in the French-speaking Bernese Jura.

                                               

Reconvilier

Reconvilier is a municipality in the Jura bernois administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. It is located in the French-speaking Bernese Jura.

                                               

Reisiswil

Reisiswil is first mentioned in 1194 as Richolsiswillare. Reisiswil was part of the lands of the counts of Langenstein-Grunenberg. Some land in the village was given in the 12th century in Saint urbans Abbey, while the Abbey of St. Gallen became ...

                                               

Renan, Switzerland

Renan is a municipality in the Jura bernois administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. It is located in the French-speaking Bernese Jura.

                                               

Reutigen

Reutigen is first mentioned about 1300 as Rotingen. Around 1308 the Burgistein family acquired the entire Cantonal Strattligen, which included Reutigen. In the following decades, the village passed through the hands of several other local nobles. ...

                                               

Roches, Switzerland

Roches is a municipality in the Jura bernois administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. It is located in the French-speaking Bernese Jura.

                                               

Roggwil, Bern

Roggwil is first mentioned in 949 as Rocchonuuillare. Various Roman period pieces and fragments of buildings or small settlements have been found in roggwil. During the High middle Ages the village was guarded by a Fort in Chulperg. It was the pr ...

                                               

Rohrbach, Switzerland

Rohrbach was first mentioned in 795 as Roorbah when a local noble, Heribold, gave his lands in Madiswil to the church in Rohrbach. In the 9th century some land around the village was given to the Abbey of St. Gall. The Abbey established an admini ...

                                               

Rohrbachgraben

Rohrbachgraben was a municipality created out of widely scattered settlements and farms around the Rohrbach stream. Until the modern era it was politically part of the village of Rohrbach. During the Middle Ages the entire region was part of a di ...

                                               

Romont, Bern

Romont is a municipality in the Jura bernois administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. It is located in the French-speaking Bernese Jura.

                                               

Rubigen

Rubigen is first mentioned in 1267 as Rubingen. The oldest traces of settlements in the area are scattered Neolithic and bronze age tombs and La Tene. The remains of a Roman era fountain and an early medieval cemetery was discovered. In the Middl ...

                                               

Ruderswil

Ruderswil is first mentioned in 1139 as Ruderswile. The oldest traces of settlement in the area of three medieval castles on the hills above the modern town. Knight Adelbert von Ruderswil was mentioned in 1146, although little is known about the ...

                                               

Rudtligen-Alchenfluh

Alchenfluh is first mentioned in 1409 as Alchenfluo. Rudtligen is first mentioned in 1241 as Ruetilingin. In 1833 Rudtligen and Alchenfluh merged into a single municipality. Alchenfluh was part of the neighboring villages of Burgundy for the Roya ...

                                               

Rumendingen

Rumendingen is first mentioned in 886 as Rumaningun. For most of its history Rumendingen is part of the jurisdiction of the municipality Niederosch. She shares the field with Wynigen on the border between the two villages. In 1660, common ground ...

                                               

Rumisberg

Rumisberg has an area of 5.2 km 2 2.0 sq mi. Of this area, 49.8% is used for agricultural purposes, while 42.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 7.4% is settled buildings or roads and the remainder 0.8% is non-productive rivers, glaciers or ...

                                               

Ruschegg

Ruschegg is a municipality in the Bern-Mittelland administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. It is also a Swiss Reformed Church parish.

                                               

Ruti bei Lyssach

Ruti bei Lyssach is first mentioned in 1341 as Ruiti. The name comes from the Old High German word riod meaning clearing. In the Middle Ages, the village belonged to the Count of Kyburg. In 1406, Bern gained control of it. In the village Church w ...

                                               

Rutschelen

Rutschelen is first mentioned in 1273 as Ruschole. Rutschelen was ruled by the counts of Kibuli, although the monastery of St. Urbana and the Thunstetten commandery was also important landowners. In 1385, the lower court was laid in Rohrmoos and ...

                                               

St. Stephan, Switzerland

St. Stephan is a municipality in the Obersimmental-Saanen administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. The namesake is the First Century martyr.

                                               

Safnern

Safnern is first mentioned in 1251 as Savenieres. The oldest trace of a settlement in the area are the ruins of a Roman settlement in the section Moosmuhle. In the Middle ages there were a few scattered villages and settlements within the modern ...

                                               

Sauge

Sauge is a municipality in the Jura bernois administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. It is located in the French-speaking Bernese Jura. On 1 January 2014 the former municipalities of Plagne and Vauffelin merged into the munic ...

                                               

Saules, Switzerland

Saules is a municipality in the Jura bernois administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. It is located in the French-speaking Bernese Jura.

                                               

Saxeten

Saxeten is a municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. In 1999 it was the site of the incident where 21 tourists and local canyon guides have been killed by flash floods in Saxetenbach ...

                                               

Schattenhalb

Schattenhalb is a municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. The municipality includes the settlements of Willigen, Geissholz, Falcheren and Luogen.

                                               

Schelten

Schelten is a municipality in the Jura bernois administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. This is one of two German speaking municipalities located in the majority French-speaking Bernese Jura. The other is Seehof.

                                               

Scheuren

Scheuren is first mentioned in 1398 as Schuren. The village of scheuren was given about 1255 in Gottstatt Abbey of the counts of neuchâtel-Nidau. Around the end of the 14th century the village was acquired by Bern. Under Bernese rule it was inclu ...

                                               

Schupfen

Schupfen is first mentioned in 1208 as Scuphon. Prehistoric traces of settlements in the area include the Mesolithic and bronze age artifacts, along with Hallstatt and La Tene burial mounds. The area remained inhabited during the Roman era and Ea ...

                                               

Schwadernau

Schwadernau is first mentioned in 1269 as Swadernouwa. A number of artifacts indicate that the area around Schwadernau was inhabited since the upper Paleolithic. In addition to the finds of the Neolithic period, many bronze age, Roman era and ear ...

                                               

Schwanden bei Brienz

Schwanden bei Brienz is a municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. Coat of arms the municipal coat of arms is in a pile or red and three pales wavy Argent.

                                               

Schwarzhausern

Originally it was known as Rufshausen and that name was first recorded in 1100 as Rudolfshausen. It was first mentioned in 1677 as SchwartzenheuSeren, a name that would become Schwarzhausern. Several Mesolithic or Neolithic flint tools were found ...

                                               

Seeberg

Seeberg is a municipality in the Oberaargau administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. The lake Burgaschisee is located on the border with Aeschi. On 1 January 2016 the former municipality of Hermiswil merged into Seeberg.

                                               

Seedorf, Bern

Seedorf is first mentioned around 1173-80 as Sedorf. The area around Seedorf was home to a number of prehistoric settlements. The oldest may be the settlement at Lobsigensee second half of the 4th Millennium BC. It is now a world heritage site by ...

                                               

Seehof, Switzerland

Seehof is a municipality in the Jura bernois administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. It is one of two municipalities with German as its official language in the otherwise French-speaking Bernese Jura. The other is Schelten.

                                               

Seftigen

Seftigen is first mentioned in 1277 as Seftingen. The oldest trace of a settlement in the area is Roman villas discovered in Rabzalg. Hypocaust of homes and clearly visible still. After the collapse of the Western Roman Empire, it remained inhabi ...

                                               

Signau

Signau is first mentioned between 1130 and 1146 as Sigenowo. Scattered Mesolithic, bronze age and medieval artifacts point to a long history of settlements in the area. In the high middle Ages the lords of Schweinsberg-Attinghausen had built thei ...

                                               

Sigriswil

Sigriswil is first mentioned in 1222-23 as Sigriswile. Archaeological sites from the late Neolithic and bronze age show that the area around Sigriswil has been inhabited as early as 5000 years ago. The idea that the first modern inhabitants can b ...

                                               

Sonceboz-Sombeval

Sonceboz-Sombeval is a municipality in the Jura bernois administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. It is located in the French-speaking Bernese Jura.

                                               

Sorvilier

Sorvilier is a municipality in the Jura bernois administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. It is located in the French-speaking Bernese Jura.