Diemtigtal Nature Park

In 2005, the Chirel und Fildrich rivers raged with abandon. But the wounds of the flooding have healed over, and the valley now presents every facet of its natural beauty for all to admire. more

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Alpine longhorn beetle trail Diemtigen

Two-hour walk through the habitat of the magnificent, blue Rosalia alpina beetle. For half a century, the Alpine longhorn beetle was thought to be... more

Alpine longhorn beetle trail Diemtigen
Alpine culture, alpine cheese-making Diemtigtal

Alpine culture, alpine cheese-making...

The Diemtigtal includes the largest alpine cheese-making area in Switzerland. The tasty mountain cheese is very much in demand. Many farms give... more

Diemtigtal Nature Park

In 2005, the Chirel und Fildrich rivers raged with abandon. But the wounds of the flooding have healed over, and the valley now presents every facet of its natural beauty for all to admire.

Seemingly secluded from the rest of the world, this lowermost but typical side valley of the Simmental is a cosmopolitan and welcoming place. The Diemtigtal valley is a 16km-long oasis of wilderness and pristine beauty.

Alpine longhorn beetle trail Diemtigen

Two-hour walk through the habitat of the magnificent, blue Rosalia alpina beetle. For half a century, the Alpine longhorn beetle was thought to be extinct in the region. The habitat of the beetle is explained in greater detail on the information panels, as is the reason for its endangerment.

Two-hour walk through the habitat of the magnificent, blue Rosalia alpina beetle.

Alpine culture, alpine cheese-making Diemtigtal

The Diemtigtal includes the largest alpine cheese-making area in Switzerland. The tasty mountain cheese is very much in demand. Many farms give visitors the chance to observe the cheese-making, for example the organic alpine dairy on the Schwarzenberg Alp in the Wiriehorn area. Here you can watch the cheese being made while you enjoy a "typical Swiss" brunch.