Plaffeien (French Planfayon, senslerdeutsch Plaffeye (s ); Freiburg Patois Pyanfayon / i?) Is a municipality in the district of Sense in the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland. Plaffeien is the Senseoberland.


Surface area the third largest municipality in the canton of Fribourg is located in the east of the canton, bordering the canton of Bern. The village Plaffeien lies west of the scythe, which marks the border between the cantons of Fribourg and Bern, on a small plateau surrounded by wooded hills. The village is separated by the Tütschbach into two parts, the western part politically belongs to the municipality Oberschrot. The territory extends from the village over hills to the village of the same name and Schwarzsee Schwarzsee and the first two-thousand - hills of the Fribourg Pre-Alps, for example, the Kaiseregg.

In Plaffeien the pass road begins via Sanger ground above the Gurnigel to Kirchdorf, which connects Freiburg with the Bernese Oberland.


The name comes from the Latin planum faegum, which means as much as flat Buchenwald. The first written record comes from the year 1148. From 1486 until the French invasion of Switzerland in 1798 Plaffeien was a bailiwick of Freiburg. 1848 with the new cantonal constitution Plaffeien was incorporated into the then newly created Sensebezirk. The whole village was on 31 May 1906 almost destroyed by a fire, called the fire in the village.


The newly built after the large fire Catholic parish church was consecrated in 1910. It is the largest neo-Romanesque Church of the Canton of Fribourg. The rich paintings were created by Oswald Pilloud (1873-1946) and Otto Haberer - Sinner (1866-1941) in the style of Beuronese art school.