In spring 2003

Herzogenbuchsee ( bern German Herzogebuchsi, called by the natives Buchsi ) is a municipality in the Oberaargau the canton of Bern in Switzerland.

On 1 January 2008, the merger was consummated with the community Oberönz. The new community continues to bear the name Herzogenbuchsee.


The 7150 (as of 2013) population of municipality is home to numerous businesses.


Built on a moraine of the Rhone glacier from the last ice age, place looks back on a long history. Ten thousand years ago the area was settled around the Inkwilersee and Burgäschisee. At various points around the present-day Protestant church were the foundations of Roman buildings dating from around 200 AD. found. The first documentary mention under the name puhsa ( Buchsa spoken buxum from Latin, which means the book ), dated from the year 886 in the writings of the monastery of St. Gall. The village belonged according to various divisions of the great European empire of the Carolingians to the East Frankish kingdom. Order 920, the region was occupied by Burgundy King Rudolf and belonged from 1033 as Burgundian kingdom part the German Empire. In the following centuries Herzogenbuchsee was under the rule of the Burgundy regional representative Zähringerplatz, of Kyburg, and thereafter Altbernischer sovereignty within the Confederation. The name " Herzogenbuchze " appears for the first time in 1301 in a document. It seems that he was introduced to distinguish Münchenbuchsee and was based on the time control of the village engaged in noble house Kyburg.



The main road 1 between Zurich and Bern runs through the village, as well as opens out the coming of Murten ago Hauptstrasse 22 in Herzogenbuchsee in the Hauptstrasse 1 a. The village lies on the railway line between Olten and Bern. Herzogenbuchsee was the terminus of the former railway line Solothurn- Herzogenbuchsee.



Organ of the Reformed Church

Catholic Church Herzogenbuchsee

Organ of the Catholic Church

Gasthaus zum Kreuz

Hotel du Soleil

Meeting house