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Coordinates: 46°30′N, 7°34′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Adelboden
Country Switzerland
Canton Berne
District Frutigen
46°30′N, 7°34′E
Population 3,552  (December 2002)
  - Density 40 /km² (16 /sq.mi.)
Area 88.2 km² (34.1 sq mi)
Elevation 1,350 m (4,429 ft)
Postal code 3715
SFOS number 0561
Surrounded by Diemtigen, Frutigen, Kandersteg, Lenk im Simmental, Leukerbad (VS), Sankt Stephan
Website www.3715.ch
Adelboden (Switzerland)
Adelboden

Adelboden is a municipality in the district of Frutigen in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Image File history File links Adelboden-coat_of_arms. ... Valais Ticino Graubünden (Grisons) Geneva Vaud Neuchâtel Jura Berne Thurgau Zurich Aargau Lucerne Solothurn Basel-Land Schaffhausen Uri Schwyz Glarus St. ... The Swiss Canton of Berne is bilingual (German: Kanton  ; French Canton de Berne) and has a population of about 947,000. ... In contrast to centrally organised states, in the federally constituted Switzerland each Canton is completely free to decide its own internal organisation. ... The administrative district of Frutigen in the Swiss canton of Bern with its seat Frutigen includes seven municipalities in an area of 490 km2: Frutigen (district) Towns in the district of Frutigen Reference This article is based on a translation of an article from the German Wikipedia. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... To help compare sizes of different geographic regions, we list here areas between 10 km² (1000 hectares) and 100 km² (10,000 hectares). ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Here are postal codes of Switzerland and Liechtenstein: Zone 1 1000s are found in Lausanne, Lavaux and parts of Morges, 1100s in parts of Morges, 1200s are in Geneva and parts of La Côte, Vaud, 1300s in La Vallée, 1500s are found in Clavaleyres, the 1700s are found... The Official Munipality Key, formerly also known as the Official Municipality Characteristic Number or Municipality Code Number, is a number sequence for the identification of politically independent municipalities or municipality-free areas. ... The following is a list of the municipalities in Switzerland, listed alphabetically. ... Diemtigen is a municipality of the canton of Bern, Switzerland, situated in the district of Niedersimmental. ... Frutigen is a municipality in the Bernese Oberland in the canton of Bern, Switzerland. ... Kandersteg is a village in the Canton of Bern, Switzerland. ... boring uiiuuuuy6tguityhygygytyrythfutyjtytttreftfedfhytytuy6tgfdghfrtyjhhyuytyugjhgjhyryjytyuyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1359x922, 341 KB) Switzerland Map drawn by Tschubby see also Karte_Schweiz_Details. ... Image File history File links Red_pog2. ... Municipalities are the smallest government division in Switzerland. ... The administrative district of Frutigen in the Swiss canton of Bern with its seat Frutigen includes seven municipalities in an area of 490 km2: Frutigen (district) Towns in the district of Frutigen Reference This article is based on a translation of an article from the German Wikipedia. ... View of Thun and Lake Thun from the Niederhorn The Bernese Oberland (Bernese highlands) is the higher part of the canton of Bern, Switzerland, in the South of the canton: The area around Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, and the valleys of the Bernese Alps (thus, the inhabitable parts from...

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Geography

Adelboden lies in the west of the Berner Oberland, at the end of the valley of the Engstligen river, which flows in Frutigen into the Kander river. View of Thun and Lake Thun from the Niederhorn The Bernese Oberland (Bernese highlands) is the higher part of the canton of Bern, Switzerland, in the South of the canton: The area around Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, and the valleys of the Bernese Alps (thus, the inhabitable parts from... Frutigen is a municipality in the Bernese Oberland in the canton of Bern, Switzerland. ... Kander is the name of two European rivers: Kander (Switzerland) Kander (Germany) Kander may also refer to the American Composer John Kander Category: ...


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.

Panorama of Adelboden.
Panorama of Adelboden.

The vegetation is alpine and sub-alpine, partially wooded, the slopes, the plateaus, and terraces usually alp meadows. Vegetation is a general term for the plant life of a region; it refers to the ground cover provided by plants, and is, by far, the most abundant biotic element of the biosphere. ...


The most salient mountains are Lohner (3,048 m), Steghorn (3,146 m), Wildstrubel (3,243 m), Fitzer (2,458 m), Tschenten (2,025 m) (mountain railway) and Gsür (2,708 m). The Wildstrubel (3,243 m) is a mountain in the Bernese Alps in Switzerland on the border between the Canton of Berne and the Canton of Valais. ...


History

The alps Engstligenalp and Silleren belonging 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. The Protestant Reformation was a movement which began in the 16th century as a series of attempts to reform the Roman Catholic Church, but ended in division and the establishment of new institutions, most importantly Lutheranism, Reformed churches, and Anabaptists. ... The Canton of Fribourg is a canton of Switzerland. ...


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 Lunn in 1903. A winter sport is a sport commonly played during winter. ... For other uses, see Vacation (disambiguation). ...


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.

Engstligenalp plateau in winter.
Engstligenalp plateau in winter.

Rafael Sabatini died and is buried in Abelboden. Rafael Sabatini (April 29, 1875 - February 13, 1950) was an Italian/British writer of novels of romance and adventure. ...


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: plateau at 2000 m altitude
  • The town's church, with early-20th centuries glassworks by Alberto Giacometti.

Cultural events include: Engstligenalp mit Wildstrubel The Engstligenalp is the biggest plateau of the western Swiss Alps. ... For other meanings, see Plateau (disambiguation). ... Photograph of Alberto Giacometti by Henri Cartier-Bresson Woman with Her Throat Cut, a floor sculpture by Alberto Giacometti, 1932 (cast 1949), Museum of Modern Art, (New York City) Three Men Walking II, by Alberto Giacometti, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1949 Alberto Giacometti (October 10, 1901 – January 11, 1966) was...

  • FIS Alpine World Cup alpine ski races (January/February)
  • Vogellisi-Festival (Live music, July)
  • Kammermusic-festival (Chamber music, July)

Languages

The language is Adelbodnertütsch, which belongs to the Bernese Oberland dialects with some loans from Valais dialects and belongs to Highest Alemannic. Capital Sion Population (2003) 278,200 (Ranked 9th)   - Density 53 /km² Area 5224 km² (Ranked 3rd) Highest point Dufourspitze 4634 m Joined 1815 Abbreviation VS Languages French, German Executive Conseil dEtat, Staatsrat (5) Legislative Grand Conseil, Grosser Rat (130) Municipalities 160 municipalities Districts 13 districts, Bezirke Website www. ... Highest Alemannic is a branch of Alemannic dialects and belongs to the German language, even though mutual intellegibility with Standard German and other non-Alemannic German dialects is very limited. ...


Government

Legislation is adopted by the twice annual general assembly. A legislatureis a type of representative deliberative assembly with the power to ratify laws. ...


Executive is the local council with nine members, all of them honorary.


Economics

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 Hahnenmoospass with 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 slalom are considered classic events of the FIS Alpine World Cup. Slalom from the Morgedal dialect of Norwegian slalåm: sla, meaning slightly inclining hillside, and låm, meaning track after skis. ... The Giant Slalom is an alpine skiing discipline. ...


Traffic

Adelboden has only one incoming road connecting from Frutigen which connects via Spiez to the N6 and Berne. There is no transit traffic. Frutigen is a municipality in the Bernese Oberland in the canton of Bern, Switzerland. ... Spiez is a small town with approx. ...


Frutigen is a train station of the Lötschberg line, connecting to Berne and Brig and is connected to Adelboden via regular post bus services. For other uses, see Berne (disambiguation). ... Brig (in French Brigue) is a city in the canton of Valais, Switzerland at 46°19′ N 7°58′ E. The historic town with 5000 inhabitants is part of the municipality Brig-Glis with a 11600 inhabitants. ...


There is an old mountain pass route via Engstligenalp and Chindbettipass to the Gemmi Pass and into the Valais which is still used by hikers, and another connection via Hahnenmoospass into the valley of Lenk which was formerly used as a trade route to the lake of Geneva. Engstligenalp mit Wildstrubel The Engstligenalp is the biggest plateau of the western Swiss Alps. ... Gemmi Pass (el. ... Capital Sion Population (2003) 278,200 (Ranked 9th)   - Density 53 /km² Area 5224 km² (Ranked 3rd) Highest point Dufourspitze 4634 m Joined 1815 Abbreviation VS Languages French, German Executive Conseil dEtat, Staatsrat (5) Legislative Grand Conseil, Grosser Rat (130) Municipalities 160 municipalities Districts 13 districts, Bezirke Website www. ... Lenk im Simmental (or simply Lenk) is a municipality in the Obersimmental District of the canton of Bern, Switzerland. ...


Schools

In Adelboden there is a primary school, middle-school and a secondary school, the nearest high school is in Frutigen.


See also

  • History of skiing

Skiing, or traveling over snow on wooden runners, has a recorded history of almost five millennia. ...

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Adelboden - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article (777 words)
Adelboden is a municipality in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland.
Adelboden lies in the west of the Bernese Oberland, at the end of the valley of the Engstligen river, which flows in Frutigen into the Kander river.
Adelboden was the destination of the first packaged winter sports holidays (vacations), organised by Sir Henry Lunn in 1903.
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Adelboden is a mountain village: 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.
In the valley of Adelboden connets from Spiez (N6 from Berne) or Kandersteg on the main street direction Frutigen Adelboden.
In the late 19th century a street along the river was built joining Adelboden to the rest of the world.
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