Infobox Swiss town
subject_name = Adelboden
municipality_name = Adelboden
municipality_type = municipality
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languages = German
canton = Berne
iso-code-region = CH-BE
district = Frutigen
postal_code = 3715
municipality_code = 0561
area = 88.2
elevation = 1350|elevation_description=
population = 3552|populationof = December 2002 | popofyear = 2002
website = www.3715.ch
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Diemtigen, Frutigen, Kandersteg, Lenk im Simmental, Leukerbad(VS), Sankt Stephan
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Adelboden lies in the west of the
Berner Oberland, at the end of the valley of the Engstligeriver, which flows in Frutigeninto the Kanderriver.
Adelboden is a traditional Swiss mountain village on a terrace looking south to the Engstligen waterfalls. Also part of the village are the inhabited valleys of Gilbach, Stigelschwand, Boden, Hirzboden, and Ausserschwand. Church and main street are on 1350 m, the highest point of the area is the Grossstrubel with 3,242 m, the lowest point is on 1,045 m in the Engstligen valley.The
vegetationis alpine and sub-alpine, partially wooded, the slopes, the plateaus, and terraces usually alp meadows.
The most salient mountains are Lohner (3,049 m),
Steghorn(3,146 m), Wildstrubel(3,243 m), Fitzer(2,458 m), Tschenten(2,025 m) (mountain railway) and Gsür(2,708 m).
Engstligenalpand Sillerenbelonging to Adelboden are mentioned for the first time in the 13th century. The inhabitants of Engstligental are called forest people. In the 15th century Adelboden got its own church and there were over 50 house fathers vouching for the salary of the minister.
In the 16th century Adelboden joined the
Reformation, the Catholic minister fled over the Hahnenmoospass to the Catholic Canton of Fribourg.
Up to the 19th century, the only way to Frutigen was high on the south slope of the Engstligen valley and often impassable in winter. In the late 19th century a road along the Engstligen river was built joining Adelboden to the rest of the world.
In the 1870s the first boarding house was opened by one of the local teachers. It developed into a hotel, which is still in the possession of the same family (hotel Hari im Schlegeli). Around the turn of the century tourism led to a big increase in the population.
Adelboden was the destination of the first packaged
winter sports holidays ( vacations), organised by Sir Henry Lunnin 1903.
Into the 1930s the aerial ropeway to the Engstligenalp was built with further ropeways following. The Silleren area was up into the 1980s accessible by buses.
Rafael Sabatinidied and is buried in Abelboden.
Main sights and cultural events
Engstligen falls: the Engstligen river falls 600 m over rocks into the depth and forms one of the most impressive waterfalls in the Bernese Oberland. Very impressive is the "Alpaufzug" when 350 cows are driven upward on the narrow seam path through the cliff to the summer pasture on the Engstligenalp.
Engstligenalp: plateauat 2000 m altitude
*The town's church, with early-20th centuries glassworks by
Cultural events include:
FIS Alpine World Cupalpine ski races (January/February)
* [http://www.vogellisi-festival.ch Vogellisi-Festival] (Live music, July)
*Kammermusic-festival (Chamber music, July)
The language is "Adelbodnertütsch", which belongs to the Bernese Oberland dialects with some loans from
Valaisdialects and belongs to Highest Alemannic.
Legislation is adopted by the twice annual general assembly.
Executive is the local council with nine members, all of them honorary.
Adelboden has a good mixture of agriculture, local industry (wood building companies, mineral water source) and tourism. People work in tourism, (approx. 490 persons), other services (approx. 500 persons), construction industry (approx. 310 persons), automobile industry (approx. 30 persons), mineral water source (approx. 45 persons) and agriculture (fulltime approx. 45 persons), taxidermy (fulltime approx. 16 persons)
Tourism and sport
Tourism in Adelboden is specially aligned to families. Adelboden has 24 hotels with 1,291 beds, 3,800 vacation homes with 15,200 beds, 28 group accommodations with 1,830 beds, 3 camping sites and 40 restaurants.
In the summer there are 200 km of hiking trails, from sedate walks to alpine climbing-routes. Numerous mountain railways lead up to the mountains. Additional offers are numerous mountain bike routes, airplane model construction on
Hahnenmoospasswith workshop, wind and landing opportunities.
In the winter there are ski runs of all degrees of difficulty, including the world cup giant slalom run on the Kuonisbärgli as well as cross country skiing trails. Further offered are 40 km of winter hiking trails. For snowboarders there are freeride and freestyle runs.
The Adelboden slalom and
giant slalomare considered classic events of the FIS Alpine World Cup.
Adelboden has only one incoming road connecting from
Frutigenwhich connects via Spiezto the N6 and Berne. There is no transit traffic.
Frutigen is a train station of the Lötschberg line, connecting to
Berneand Brig and is connected to Adelboden via regular post bus services.
There is an old mountain pass route via
Engstligenalpand Chindbettipassto the Gemmi Passand into the Valaiswhich is still used by hikers, and another connection via Hahnenmoospassinto the valley of Lenkwhich was formerly used as a trade route to the lake of Geneva.
In Adelboden there is a primary school, middle-school and a secondary school, the nearest high school is in Frutigen.
History of skiing
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