Back to the future - open-air museum

The Muggio Valley was once very nearly abandoned, but precisely because the locals place importance on their past, it now lives on into the future as an open-air museum.

The Muggio Valley was once very nearly abandoned, but precisely because the locals place importance on their past, it now lives on into the future as an open-air museum.

Back to the future - open-air museum
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Diemtigtal House Trail

The Diemtigtal valley is celebrated for its magnificent rural dwellings, and you can see some of the finest along the marked Diemtigtal House Trail. The details are particularly impressive: intricate carving, delicate paintings and elaborate compositions of form and colour that adorn the wooden façades underneath the massive roofs.

Diemtigtal House Trail
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Celtic-Roman Settlement in the Enge near Bern

Archeological walk with information panels about the character, age and importance of the Celtic and Roman settlement and excavations (combined with a didactic forest trail). The Enge peninsula north of the city of Bern has been known for more than 200 years as a discovery site of Roman artifacts.

Archeological walk with information panels about the character, age and importance of the Celtic and Roman settlement and excavations (combined with a didactic forest trail).

Celtic-Roman Settlement in the Enge near Bern
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The "Poyas" Trail

"Poya" is the local word for the route taken by the cows to the alpine pastures in summer. The tour takes nearly 4 hours and is 15 km long. The starting point is the railway station in Estavannens. From there, the route goes via Grandvillard to Lessoc. The church in Lessoc has an ancient carved wooden ceiling and noteworthy frescoes. In the centre of the village is a fountain with a well-known legend attached to it.

In the Intyamon valley, the “poya” is the annual ascent of farmers and cattle to the high pastures – a scene depicted in naïve paintings on wood that hang over the cowshed doors of many farms.

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