The municipality consists of the localities of Ausserbinn, Ernen, Mühlebach, Niederernen and Steinhaus and offers good housing and a high quality of life. Ernen is a wonderful place to live: it combines a natural and well-preserved landscape with modern infrastructure and a wide range of tourist activities that can also be used by locals.

Its infrastructure is of a very high standard and includes: roads, public transport connections, a fibre-optic network (FTTH), shops (village shops, organic food stores and sports shops), a post office, an inter-municipal school, a day-care centre in the neighbouring village, a bank, an adventure playground, a church, a multipurpose hall, a veterinary practice and a wide choice of restaurants. The region has two medical practices, a pharmacy, a care home, two large ski areas, a cross-country skiing trail and an excellent range of hiking options for summer and winter.

The Brig-Visp-Naters agglomeration is around 20km away – an easy distance for commuters. The roads are open all year round and there are hourly public transport services.

The busy village clubs and active social network add to Ernen’s appeal, making it a great place to live – particularly for families.


1'200 (m. above sea level)
Number of inhabitants (as of 31.12.2018)
Languages of municipal administration:
German, Frence, English, Italien
Travel time by car to/from Visp:
31 min
Distance by car to/from Visp:
28 km

Gemeinde Ernen
3995 Ernen

Phone: +41 (0)27 971 14 28