© Martin Wymann / Naturpark Diemtigtal

Diemtigtal House Trail «Front of the valley»

Short facts

  • start: Oey-Diemtigen railway station
  • destination: Oey-Diemtigen railway station
  • easy
  • 9,08 km
  • 3 hours
  • 437 m
  • 964 m
  • 670 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 20 / 100

best season

Thanks to far-sighted local planning, the municipality of Diemtigen has successfully preserved the character of the valley's settlements. The richly carved and painted façades on the House Trail «Front of the Valley» tell of times gone by.

The three house trails lead you to the most magnificent houses.

The oldest houses in the Diemtigtal date from the 16th century. However, it is the buildings from the second half of the 18th century and beginning of the 19th century which lend the landscape its special character. The Diemtigtal owes its magnificent buildings to a combination of prosperous farmers and talented craftsmen, including renowned carpenters such as the master carpenter Hans Messerli (1720-1806).

The three house trails «Front of the valley», «Middle of the valley» and «Rear of the valley» show you the most impressive houses and their stories.


  • Street (66%)
  • Hiking Trail (28%)
  • Path (3%)
  • Unknown (2%)
  • Asphalt Coating (1%)


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