Adelboden, Switzerland

Adelboden is a small village at the beginning of the Engstligental Valley, in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. It covers 88.2 sq km (34.1 sq mi) and has a population of 3,600 people (2011 estimate). The village is situated at an altitude of 1,350 m (4,429 ft) above sea level.

More on Adelboden

What makes Adelboden a pleasant place to visit is its charming qualities as the quintessential Swiss mountain village. It has a small parish church whose history goes back to 1433. Inside you can see beautiful frescoes and stained-glass windows by Augusto Giacometti.

Today Adelbodern, like so many towns and villages in the region, has turned to tourism as its main income earner. It is a popular ski resort, particularly for vacationing families. The place is also ideal for hiking and mountain biking during summer.

About 4 km outside the village is Engstligen Falls, a spectacular waterfall. You can reach it by car. People who are hiking the area can head for the 2,613 m (8,573 ft) Ammertenspitz.

Visiting Adelboden

It is best to go by car as it provides you the best option for exploring.

Sights & Attractions in Adelboden

  1. Engstligen Falls
    Major waterfall near the village.

  2. Village Church
    Church dating from the 15th century. Its stained glass was done by Augusto Giacometti in the early 20th century.

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