Bernatone Alphornbau – alphorn construction

Bernatone Alphornbau in Habkern

  • Habkern

Watch an alphorn being made in real time

Visit alphorn maker Heinz Tschiemer and learn more about how these traditional and typically Swiss music instruments are made. Watch over the alphorn maker’s shoulder as he explains the fascinating process, from tree trunk to completed instrument.

The Tschiemer family are based in the cosy mountain village of Habkern. Visit the alphorn museum and shop with its wonderful smell of spruce wood. Are you interested in Swiss alpine shepherd culture and the history behind alphorn's and how they are made? Book a workshop tour to learn more about alphorn manufacture and try to make a sound using this traditional musical instrument. Would you like to buy an alphorn? Heinz Tschiemer can make you an alphorn, tuned to meet your personal requirements.

Your highlights at a glance

  • Learn how alphorns are made on a workshop tour
  • Visit the alphorn museum
  • Discover Swiss alpine shepherd culture
  • Listen to the wonderful sound produced by an alphorn
  • Have your very own, high-quality alphorn made for you

To ensure that your trip is perfect in every way, please note

  • Book a workshop tour, available on request
  • Check shop opening times
  • Before you buy an alphorn, rent one to try it out
Personal tip
“Heinz, the alphorn maker, has a real passion for his work. I learnt a lot of interesting information about the alphorn and was able to try one out at the end.”

Bernatone Alphornbau GmbH

Im Holz 373

3804 Habkern


Phone: +41 79 840 38 10


Website: www.bernatone.ch

General information

WeekdayTime of day
08:00 bis 12:00
13:00 bis 17:00
Visits to the factory (8.00 – 12.00h & 13.00 – 17.00h) on request (subject to charge),
Visit of the museum mostly open (free of charge)
General Information
  • Bus stop available
  • Bad Weather Offer
  • Suitable for any weather
  • for Groups
  • for Class
  • Pet allowed
  • Suitable for the Elderly
  • for Children of all Ages
Payment Options
  • Cash
  • PayPal
Other Furnishing/Equipment
  • Children Entertainment Corner (indoors)
  • Toilet
  • Handicapped accessible WC
  • Barrier-free access
Accessibility / Arrival
  • Parking available
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