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The municipality of Beatenberg

The territory covered by the municipality of Beatenberg extends from Lake Thun, at an altitude of 556 m, to the Niederhorn-Gemmenalphorn-Seefeld region, the highest point of which lies at 2063 metres above sea level. Three of the village’s four areas (Waldegg, Schmocken, Spirenwald) are spread out along the 7 km village street, with the fourth area (Sundlauenen) situated down by the lake, making Beatenberg the longest village in Europe.


Beatenberg has around 1300 residents.


High season:
  • Summer months from June to September, over the Christmas/New Year period, and February to March
Low season:
  • March to May, October to November

Resort taxes

Guests staying in Beatenberg are liable to resort taxes. After filling out the registration form you will receive a Beatenberg Guest Card, which entitles you to a range of discounts, including free use of the bus (valid from Niederhorn valley station to Interlaken West and back as well as Habkern to Interlaken West an back). Full details can be found in the Jungfrau Magazin or at the Tourist Centre.

Beatenberg resort tax rates
The rates for the resort tax and cantonal accommodation tax per night are as follows:
  • CHF 3.80 for adults
  • CHF 1.40 for children aged 6 to 16

Lower rates apply for overnight stays in tents or group accommodation. The resort tax helps to finance the tourism offer. Paying the resort tax entitles the visitor to obtain a Guest Card, which in turn offers a range of discounts. A full list is available at the Tourist Centre.

Tourism statistics

Number of beds in Beatenberg:
  • 710 hotel beds at 10 hotel establishments
  • 440 beds in around 100 holiday apartments
  • 1 campsite

Overnight stays:
Total of approx. 200,000 overnight stays per year

Guest provenance:
Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, France, Belgium, Spain, Great Britain, USA, Eastern Europe, Asia, Gulf States

Additional infrastructure

  • Lake Thun – Beatenberg funicular
  • Beatenberg-Niederhorn gondola lift
  • Beatus Trail
  • Erich von Däniken Trail
  • Multi-purpose hall
  • Indoor pool
  • Multi-sports area
  • Playground
  • Scotter bike run
  • Alpine orienteering
  • Snow sports school
  • 3 ski lifts
  • Cross-country circuit, classic/skating
  • Snow-shoe & winter hiking trails
  • Synthetic ice rink
Beatenberg Tourismus
Hälteli 400d
3803 Beatenberg
Tel. +41 (0)33 841 18 18
Beatenberg - field of crocuses and view on the bernese alps
Beatenberg - view from Niederhorn on lake Thun and Stockhorn Beatenberg - field of crocuses and view on the bernese alps
Beatenberg - view on the bernese alps Beatenberg hiking trail in fall