The company Bernatone Alphornbau was founded in 1998 in Niederbipp BE. Due to the advanced age of the founder, the company was sold to the Heinz and Marietta Tschiemer families after Habkern. Due to the well-founded basic knowledge about resonating woods and the proximity to the raw material (a Bernatone Alphorn has always been made with spruce wood from Habkern), the step was very obvious and has also developed positively and proven itself for the mountain village of Habkern and the customers of Bernatone Alphornbau.
Since 2012, the Tschiemer family has been working and living 100% from the construction of alphorns, which means an excess of reliability and flexibility for the customers. Heinz and Marietta produce the traditional instruments with a lot of passion and innovative spirit. This is to the delight of many satisfied alphorn players and musicians.