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Diemtigtal House Trail «Middle of the valley»

Short facts

  • start: PostBus stop «Wirtschaft Horboden»
  • destination: PostBus stop «Wirtschaft Horboden»
  • easy
  • 10,20 km
  • 3 hours 15 minutes
  • 434 m
  • 1128 m
  • 814 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 20 / 100

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Thanks to far-sighted local planning, the municipality of Diemtigen has successfully preserved the character of the valley's settlements. As a result of its efforts, it was awarded the Henri-Louis Wakker Prize by the Swiss Heritage Society in 1986.

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.

Pavings

  • Street (80%)
  • Hiking Trail (20%)

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