Muri bei Bern

municipality in the canton of Bern in Switzerland

Muri bei Bern is a township in Switzerland near Bern. In December 2005, it had a population of 12458 people. The township Muri is two small towns: Muri and Gümligen

Muri bei Bern
The church of Gümligen
The church of Gümligen
Coat of arms of Muri bei Bern
Location of Muri bei Bern
Muri bei Bern is located in Switzerland
Muri bei Bern
Muri bei Bern
Muri bei Bern is located in Canton of Bern
Muri bei Bern
Muri bei Bern
Coordinates: 46°56′N 7°29′E / 46.933°N 7.483°E / 46.933; 7.483Coordinates: 46°56′N 7°29′E / 46.933°N 7.483°E / 46.933; 7.483
 • MayorHans-Rudolf Saxer FDP
 • Total7.6 km2 (2.9 sq mi)
558 m (1,831 ft)
 • Total13,054
 • Density1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (Central European Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)
Postal code(s)
SFOS number0356
Surrounded byAllmendingen, Belp, Berne, Kehrsatz, Köniz, Ostermundigen, Stettlen, Vechigen and Worb
SFSO statistics


Muri has been populated since the time of the Romans, but it has only had the name Muri since 1180. It started as a little township with a little castle and some farmhouses. Between the 13th and 15th century it became a very rich township.

Places of interestEdit


In Muri it has two big woods; The Hüendli-Wald and the Dentenberg-Wald. Around the Aare it has also a little woods. All together it has 150 hectares of woods, 190 hectares of grassland and 339 hectares of building land. Also Muri has a total area of 760 hectares.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeinden nach 4 Hauptbereichen". Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  2.; retrieved: 15 June 2020; publisher: Federal Statistical Office.

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