Ringgenberg ( [ ˌ rɪŋkən bɛrɡ ] ) is a municipality in the Interlaken- Oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland.
The municipality is situated on the right bank of Lake Brienz.
The original name of Ringgenberg was Ringgenwil. This name is composed of the Old High German personal name Rinco, Rincho and place names ending in- wilari (small village ). The current name is based on a transfer of Ringgenwil to the castle, which was built in the Middle Ages.
As II ( HRR ) was appointed Reich Vogt of Brienzerseegebietes in 1230 the knight Kuno von Brienz by the German Emperor Friedrich, he had built the castle Ringgenberg. The noble family took the name of Ringgenberg. John of Ringgenberg was the most important member of this noble family. As a poet he was saying as " knight sword and lyre performs equally well " means. His songs have been recorded in 1300 in Zurich in the Manessische collection of songs.
In the time of Philip of Ringgenberg (1351-1374) of the ruin of the manor house began. 1351 had parts of the rule are pledged to the monastery of Interlaken. In 1380 the castle was set on fire and looted Ringgenberg, the lord baron Petermann captured.
With the construction of the castle church of Ringgenberg was begun in 1670 under the architect Abraham Dünz. The imposing structure stands on a hill between the village and the lake.
1853, until then independent municipality was merged with Goldswil Ringgenberg.