Wiggiswil

Wiggiswil
Coat of arms of Wiggiswil
Coat of arms
Wiggiswil is located in Switzerland
Wiggiswil
Wiggiswil
Location of Wiggiswil
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Wiggiswil is located in Canton of Bern
Wiggiswil
Wiggiswil
Wiggiswil (Canton of Bern)
Coordinates: 47°2′N 7°28′E / 47°2′N 7°28′E / 47.033; 7.467
CountrySwitzerland
CantonBern
DistrictBern-Mittelland
Area[1]
 • Total1.44 km2 (0.56 sq mi)
Elevation554 m (1,818 ft)
Population (Dec 2016[2])
 • Total98
 • Density68/km2 (180/sq mi)
Postal code3053
SFOS number0553
Surrounded byBallmoos, Deisswil bei Münchenbuchsee, Moosseedorf, Münchenbuchsee, Urtenen-Schönbühl
Websitewebsite missing
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Wiggiswil is a municipality in the Bern-Mittelland administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland.

History

Wiggiswil is first mentioned in 1219 as Wigersvile.[3]

The oldest trace of a settlement in the area comes from scattered prehistoric flint tools which were found around the Moossee. Roman era artifacts have been discovered in Wiggiswil village and at Seerain.[3]

Throughout its history Wiggiswil has always been dependent on the neighboring village of Deisswil bei Münchenbuchsee. Even in the 21st century, the two small municipalities share a single town council. It is part of the parish of Münchenbuchsee.[3]

In 1973 the A6 motorway was built through the municipality. The motorway connects Wiggiswil to the cities of Bern and Biel/Bienne, however, the village has remained mostly agricultural. The village is home to the famous Moospinte hotel and restaurant which is over 150 years old.[4] During World War II, Swiss commanding general Henri Guisan sometimes used the Moospinte for secret meetings with government officials.[3] The current restaurant is still very well regarded and the Gault Millau guide gives it a 16 out of 20 rating.[5]

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