Social Innovations In The Swiss Mountain Region


Adelboden lies at the end of the Engstligen valley, which flows into the Kandertal. In 2016, 3,370 people lived there, around 5% less than in 2010 (FSO 2018a). Tourism plays an important economic role in the region. A large proportion of overnight stays, which rose by 11% to over 200,000 between 2013 and 2018 (FSO 2018b), are taken up by Swiss guests. Equally important are the companies in the second sector, which provide employment for around 25% of the total workforce (FSO 2018a). Between 2013 and 2015, private construction investments were primarily invested in the health sector, but in 2016 they fell sharply overall (FSO 2016b).

Adelboden Karte
Picture: Tschubby / License: Creative Commons by-sa 3.0

BFS. 2018a. Regionalporträts 2018: Gemeinden, Neuchatel.

BFS. 2018b. HESTA, Neuchatel.

BFS. 2016a. Statistik der Unternehmensstruktur (STATENT), Neuchatel.

BFS. 2016b. Bau- und Wohnbaustatistik, Neuchatel.