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View of the Simmental

The Simmental (English: Simme Valley)[1][2][3] is an alpine valley in the Bernese Oberland of Switzerland. It expands from Lenk to Boltigen, in a more or less south-north direction (Obersimmental), and from there to the valley exit at Wimmis near Spiez it takes a west-east orientation (Niedersimmental). It comprises the municipalities of Lenk, St. Stephan, Zweisimmen, Boltigen, Oberwil, Därstetten, Erlenbach, Diemtigen and Wimmis. The Simme flows through the valley.

Some villages play a role in the winter tourism of the region of Bern, such as Lenk or Zweisimmen. From Zweisimmen the resorts of Gstaad and Château-d'Œx can be reached.

Further up is the Jaun Pass, which is crossed to go from Bulle to Fribourg, as well as the Hahnenmoos, which links Lenk with Adelboden.


  1. ^ Scott, Tom (2012). The City-State in Europe, 1000-1600: Hinterland, Territory, Region. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 184.
  2. ^ The Rough Guide to Switzerland. London: Rough Guide. 2017.
  3. ^ Levack, Brian P. (2013). Witchcraft in Continental Europe: New Perspectives on Witchcraft, Magic, and Demonology. Florence: Taylor and Francis.

Coordinates: 46°33′N 7°22′E / 46.55°N 7.36°E / 46.55; 7.36