Hofstetten bei Brienz

Brienz is a municipality in the Interlaken- Oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland.

Place name

Hofstetten (Swiss German " Hosts " ) is based on the Old High German word hovastat genus, which means' place where a building is listed "means.


Mayor of the municipality is Paul Fuchs (2011 ).


Hofstetten located in the Bernese Oberland in the Alps. The neighboring communities of north clockwise are starting Giswil, lounging, Brienzwiler, Brienz and Schwanden bei Brienz. The southern boundary of the municipality is the Aare. Also in the south, but a little higher is the small Wyssensee.

While the village in the south to about 580 m. ü. M. is, the municipality gums (M. 2207 m. Above sea level. ) And Höch attracts far north, rising gently to the peaks Arnihaggen ( 2205 m. Above sea level. M. ). The area including means Gummenalp.


The famous open air museum ball mountain is in the municipality of Hofstetten.