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The municipality of Habkern

The small, pretty mountain village of Habkern lies between the Harder and the Sieben Hengste, at the foot of the Augstmatthorn.
The secluded location has meant that many customs and traditions have remained part of the everyday lives of the village’s 650 inhabitants. With its many hills and summits the valley boasts an amazingly rich flora and fauna. The magnificent moorlands that surround the Lombachalp are a particularly stunning natural feature.

In both summer and autumn guests seek out the area for recreation and relaxation on extended hikes, watching wildlife, visiting alpine cheese dairies, bathing in the solar-heated swimming pool, and much more besides. Roaring stags and the splendid blaze of colours from deciduous trees make the hectic pace of everyday life seem so far away.

In winter it is a small and family-friendly ski resort that awaits you, with cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing on the Lombachalp as a unique experience of winter snow.

Habkern: authentically breathtakingly different!


Habkern has a resident population of around 650.


High season
  • Summer months from June to September and over the Christmas/New Year period as well as the month of February. But even during the high season you will always find peace and quiet in Habkern.
Low season
  • Discounted spring, autumn and winter offers invite you to enjoy the quieter time of the year.

Resort taxes

Guests staying in Habkern are liable to resort taxes. After filling out the registration form at your accommodation provider or the Tourist Office you will receive a Guest Card for the Jungfrau Region, which entitles you to a range of discounts. Full details can be found in the Jungfrau Magazin or at the Tourist Office.

Habkern resort tax rates
The rates for the resort tax and cantonal accommodation tax per night are as follows:
  • CHF 3.00 for adults
  • CHF 1.00 for children aged 6 to 16

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 Habkern:
  • 50 hotel beds
  • 170 beds in group accommodation
  • 150 beds in holiday apartments

Overnight stays:
Total of approx. 14,500 overnight stays per year.

Guest provenance:
Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Israel

Additional infrastructure

  • Swimming pool
  • Ski lift
  • Cross-country skiing trail
  • Hiking trails (approx. 125 km of signposted trails)
Tourismusbüro Habkern
Im Holz 373
3804 Habkern
Tel. +41 (0)33 843 82 10
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