Diemtigtal House Trail «Front of the valley»



9.08 km long
Thematic Trail
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.




Follow the brown signs of the Diemtigtal House Trail from Oey-Diemtigen station to the Wiedmer shoe shop and turn right here towards Wilerau. Then follow the road up to the village of Diemtigen. The first house on the path is in Styg, before you reach a multitude of magnificent houses in the village of Diemtigen. Here the signposted detour towards Bergli is worthwhile before you tackle the descent to the valley road. After changing sides of the road and the valley, you reach the village of Bächlen after a short ascent. Pass the impressive "Sälbeze-Huus" and walk via Hasli and Feld back to Oey-Diemtigen station. The trail is marked with brown direction signs.

Safety guidelines

The hike leads mainly along side roads (car traffic).


  • Sturdy shoes

  • Clothing appropriate to the weather

  • Food and drinks for the road


Can also be done in an e-bike day tour: combine all three trails and rent an e-bike from the Diemtigtal Nature Park office.


Motorway A6 Bern direction Zweisimmen, 1 km after the Simmenfluhtunnel turn left direction Diemtigtal. Follow the Diemtigtalstrasse into the valley for 4 km to the village of Oey.
Free parking is available on the market square (200 metres after the level crossing on the right-hand side). Alternatively, there is paid parking at Oey-Diemtigen railway station.

Rates for parking at Oey-Diemtigen railway station:
4 hrs. Fr. 4
5 hrs. Fr. 4.50
6 hrs. Fr. 5
7 hours Fr. 5.50
8 hrs. Fr. 6

Public transit

By train to Oey-Diemtigen station

Additional information

A flyer with an overview map and information in English about the magnificent buildings is available from the Diemtigtal Nature Park office. You can also find exciting background information on the houses along the trail in our > App.

Naturpark Diemtigtal
Bahnhofstrasse 20
3753 Oey
Phone +41 33 552 26 00
[email protected]

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tour facts
start: Oey-Diemtigen railway station
destination: Oey-Diemtigen railway station


03:00:00 h

9.08 km

437 m

437 m

670 m

964 m

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