Welcome to Köniz, a charming town located on the southern border of Bern in the canton of Bern, Switzerland. Despite being a statistical town, Köniz still considers itself a village and is home to a population of over 42,000 people. The town has a rich history dating back to the Bronze and Iron Ages, with Roman villas and Early Middle Ages graveyards found throughout the area. The reformed parish church, formerly SS. Peter and Paul, dates back to around 1100 and is a must-see for history buffs. Köniz is also home to several heritage sites of national significance, including the former commandry with castle, church, and outbuildings, the Herrenstock, and Villa Morillon. The town is surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, from the rivers Aare, Schwarzwasser, and Sense to the forested areas and orchards. Visitors can explore the village of Köniz and Wabern in the center, the garden towns of Liebefeld am Könizberg and Spiegel am Gurten, and other settlements such as Niederwangen, Oberwangen, Thörishaus, Schliern, Schwanden, Niederscherli, Oberscherli, Mittelhäusern, and Gasel. Köniz is also part of the larger agglomeration of Bern, with easy access to the city’s many attractions. The town has a diverse population, with German being the official language and the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect being the main spoken language. Köniz is a great destination for travelers looking to experience the beauty and history of Switzerland in a charming and welcoming town.

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