Bees have been an affair of the heart in the Wissler family for generations, as shown by the beautifully carved Swiss bee house built by the father of beekeeper Christoph Wissler. Christoph lives with his family above the municipality of Diemtigen, he takes care of his bee colonies in the Diemtigen Valley Nature Park.
The Diemtig Valley Nature Park
is embedded between the Niesen chain and the Turnen chain. The southern end of the valley is formed by the Seehorn, the Spillgerte, the Rauflihorn and, at 2,652 m above sea level. M. the highest peak in the valley, the Männlifluh. The Burgholz, with its striking mill towers, is the opposite at 640 m above sea level. M. the lowest point in the park.
With its delimitation by the surrounding mountains and the natural entrance gate at the beginning of the valley, the Diemtig valley already corresponds to what one imagines under a nature park.
The 16 km long Diemtig valley is the largest side valley of the Simmental. The park area stretches across the Diemtigen valley of the same name and includes the municipality of Diemtigen and a small part of the municipality of Zweisimmen. To be more precise, the nature park perimeter includes the entire municipal area of the municipality of Diemtigen and, for natural reasons, also the sub-area of the municipality of Zweisimmen, which drains into the Diemtig valley. This means that the Diemtig Valley Regional Nature Park covers an area of 135.4 km2.
(Text sources: own texts from alpuris and from the Diemtigtal Nature Park)