Facts & Figures

With its attractive, traditional alpine setting, the Diemtigtal Nature Park offers an array of experiences.
«The Diemtigtal is my home. I feel comfortable here. The quiet, the open valley and the impressive natural landscape are particular attractions of the area.» Swiss wrestling champion Wenger Kilian.

With an area of more than 130 km2, the pre-alpine landscape of the Nature Park rises from 640 m to 2652 m above sea level.
As the most important alpine farming community in Switzerland, 140 alpine farmers graze around 10,000 cattle here during the summer months. Alpine cheese is manufactured on more than 60 alpine farms, most of it AOC-certified. The rich biodiversity and wide, continuously cultivated landscapes are the result of many years of extensive, natural land management.
The Diemtigtal valley with around 2200 inhabitants in an intact and attractive landscape offers a stylish and dynamic built environment characterised by a traditional dispersed settlement structure and picturesque houses.

Naturpark Card

Overnight visitors to the Diemtigtal Nature Park are liable to visitors' tax (Kurtax). Once you sign the registration form, you receive the Naturpark Card. The Naturpark Card offers the following benefits: www.diemtigtal.ch/naturparkcard

  • 100% reduction on Postauto bus journeys in the Diemtigtal valley
  • 100% reduction on Wiriehorn and Grimmialp chair lift trips during the summer season
  • Diemtigtal wooden gift: Worth CHF 12.00. One gift per guest card and family can be picked up at: AEK Bank 1826 (Oey), AXA Versicherungen (Oey), Rüfenacht Getränke (Oey), Bettenstudio Mani (Latterbach), Restaurant Hirschen (Diemtigen), Wiriehorn-Lade (Horboden), Restaurant Riedli (Zwischenflüh).
  • Ski and snowboard school Diemtigtal
    50% discount on a trial lesson. Registration required by Sun, 6 pm (max 3 persons per registration): www.skischule-diemtigtal.ch
    The hour takes place during these periods:
    Grimmialp and Wiriehorn: Tue, 12:30 to 16:00 h
    Springboden: Tue, 9:30 to 13:00 h
  • 50% reduction on e-bike daily rentals (Diemtigtal Nature Park)
  • 50% reduction on 2nd-class day tickets on BLS Schifffahrt Berner Oberland boat journeys on Lake Thun and Lake Brienz
  • 20% reduction on normal fares on the Niesenbahn funicular railway (not valid on GA and 1/2 tax fares)
  • 20% reduction on return tickets on the Stockhornbahn gondola lift (reduction on Erlenbach-Stockhorn return tickets, also valid on GA and 1/2 tax fares)
  • 20% reduction on admission to the Lake Thun castles Hünegg, Oberhofen, Spiez and Thun

Accommodation in the Diemtigtal Nature Park:
  • 10 hotels/guesthouses with 286 beds
  • 77 holiday apartments with 356 beds
  • 20 group accommodations with 709 beds
  • 14 alpine huts with 119 beds
  • 3 campsites

Food and drink in the Diemtigtal Nature Parkl:
  • 25 restaurants

Additional winter facilities
  • 22 km of cross-country skiing trails (classic and skating)
  • 3 marked snowshoe trails
  • Badminton
  • Aerial cableways: Wiriehorn cable cars, Grimmialp cableways, Springenboden ski lifts
  • Paragliding
  • Children's snow playgrounds
  • Indoor climbing wall
  • Night skiing and sledging at Wiriehorn
  • Sled runs
  • Diemtigtal Ski and Snowboard School
  • Tennis (indoor)
  • Countless ski tours
  • Winter hiking trails
Naturpark Diemtigtal
Bahnhofstrasse 20
3753 Oey
Tel. +41 (0)33 681 26 06

Additional summer facilities:
  • 200 km of summer hiking trails
  • Alpine cheese dairies
  • Badminton
  • Aerial cableways: Wiriehorn cable cars, Grimmialp cableways
  • Alpine lakes: Aegelsee, Meienfallseeli, Seebergsee, Blauseeli
  • Downhill Bike Trail at Wiriehorn
  • Five Star Valley Hiking Trail
  • Paragliding
  • Indoor climbing wall
  • Nordic walking trails
  • Riding
  • Tennis (indoor)
  • Theme trails: Alpine Long Horn Beetle Trail, Albert Schweitzer Trail, 3 Diemtigtal Traditional House Trails, Wiriehorn Geological Trail, History and Culture Trail, Grimmiwasser Healing Springs, Springenboden Swiss Wrestling Trail, Grimmimutz Discovery Trail, Bird Trail, Meniggrund Forest Adventure Trail, Wildlife Observation Trail
  • Scooter riding on Wiriehorn
  • Lots of great barbecue areas
  • Gwunderwasser water playground