Tentlingen (French Tinterin; ? Freiburg Patois Tinterin / i ) is a municipality in the district of Sense in the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland. More lies Tentlingen the Senseoberland, but also part of the agglomeration of Freiburg.


Tentlingen lies on 728 meters. Level, 5 km southeast of the capital of the canton of Fribourg (air line). The village stretches a scenic location on the plateau north of the Valley of Ärgera (French: Gérine ), in the hill country of eastern Fribourg Mittelland.

The area of ​​3.7 km ² large municipality area includes a portion of the Molassehöhen east of Saanetals in the foothills. The central part of the area is occupied by the plateau of Tentlingen, which lowers the north gradually to Talniederung of Tasbergbaches (also called Fromattbach ). To the east is above Obertswil on the Hübeli 790 m above sea level. M. reached the highest point of Tentlingen. Towards the south of the plateau coincides with a steep slope from the Valley of the Ärgera, which has a 500 m wide, filled with gravel valley floor. The floodplain is still largely in near-natural state. Southwest of the Ärgera ranges of communal land to the amount of book (up to 765 m above sea level. M. ) and is limited by the Nesslerabach. From the municipality surface 1997 14 % came from settlements, 16 % of forest and shrubs, 67% to agriculture and less than 3% was unproductive land.

To Tentlingen include the industrial estate Rochester mill ( 677 m above sea level. M. ) in the valley of the Ärgera, the hamlet Präderwan ( 735 m above sea level. M. ) and Obertswil ( 759 m above sea level. M. ) south of the valley of Tasbergbaches, Brädelen (675 m above sea level. M. ) in the flood plain between Nesslerabach and Ärgera as well as several individual farms. Neighboring communities of Tentlingen are St. Ursus, Legal Hold, Giffers, St. Silvester, Le Mouret, Villarsel -sur -Marly and Pierrafortscha.


With 1228 inhabitants ( 31 December 2012) Tentlingen belongs to the medium-sized municipalities in the canton of Fribourg. Of the residents 87.0 % are German, 9.8% French-speaking and 1.1 % speak Albanian (as of 2000). The population of Tentlingen amounted in 1900 to 416 inhabitants. In the first half of the 20th century, the population hovered around 400 people. Since 1960 (498 inhabitants), however, a significant increase in population was associated with a doubling of the population recorded within 40 years.


Tentlingen was until the second half of the 20th century, mainly coined by farming village. Today, dairy farming, animal husbandry and agriculture only a minor role in the occupational structure of the population. Many other jobs are in the local retail industry and the services available. In Tentlingen operations of timber construction, the construction industry, the computer science, the agricultural machinery manufacturing, mechanical workshops and a gravel plant are located. In recent decades, the village has developed thanks to its attractive location and into a residential community. Many workers are therefore commuters who work mainly in the region of Freiburg.


The community is conveniently comparatively quite well developed. It lies on the main road from Freiburg to Plaffeien. By bus Transports Publics Fribourgeois which operate on routes from Freiburg to Sanger ground, according to St. Silvester and after Tafers, Tentlingen is connected to the public transport network.


The oldest written mention dates back to the year 1201. The then French name was Tentenens. Later, the German names Tintingen (1363 ) published, Tentlichen ( 1449 ) and Tentlingen ( 1466 ), while the French versions Tenterens have survived ( 1445 ) and Tenterin (1861 ). The place name probably derives from the Germanic personal name Tanto or Dandil and means with the suffix -ingen as much as the people of the Tanto / Dandil.

In the Middle Ages Tentlingen belonged to the Counts of Thierstein. At the latest in 1442 reached the village by purchase under the rule of Freiburg and the Old Landscape ( Burgpanner ) has been assigned. Since the 16th century, the monastery Magerau had rich land in the field of Tentlingen. After the collapse of the ancien régime (1798 ) belonged to the village during the Helvetic Republic and the subsequent time to the district of Freiburg and from 1831 to the German district of Freiburg, before it was incorporated in 1848 with the new cantonal constitution in the sense newly created district. Until 1831 Tentlingen belonged to the parish Giffers, since it forms a separate municipality.


South of the village is the built in 1760 on the site of a medieval castle mansion Sulzer. Tentlingen does not have its own church, it belongs to the parish Giffers.