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.
Safety informationThe hike leads mainly along side roads (car traffic).
Tips and hintsA 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.
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Getting thereTake the motorway in the direction of Diemtigtal. Follow the Diemtigtal road into the valley for 8 km to Horboden.
Book recommendations for this region:
- Sturdy shoes
- Clothing appropriate to the weather
- Food and drinks for the road