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Wimmis Tourism

Welcome to Wimmis! 

Our vil­lage is the ide­al start­ing point for an expe­ri­ence hol­i­day in the entire Bernese Ober­land – far from the hus­tle and bus­tle of the city but still cen­tral­ly locat­ed. On the fol­low­ing pages we take you on a tour of our charm­ing and unspoilt vil­lage, and show you the wide range of pos­si­ble excur­sions at dif­fer­ent times of the year.

Tourist information in the community centre 

You will find our tourist office in the Wim­mis com­mu­ni­ty cen­tre at Bahn­hof­s­trasse 7. 

Wim­mis Touris­mus, Bahn­hof­s­trasse 7, 3752 Wim­mis
Tele­fon +41 33 657 81 11,  E‑Mail: info@wimmis-tourismus.ch

Village Life

Life in Wimmis – appealing and close to nature 

Around 2500 res­i­dents, restau­rants, busi­ness­es, shop­ping facil­i­ties and an active range of clubs rep­re­sent the heart­beat of our vil­lage. Wim­mis has excel­lent trans­port links, which means that work­places in Thun, Bern or through­out the region can eas­i­ly be reached with pub­lic trans­port or by car. Wim­mis itself is an ide­al place in which to live and work. The iden­ti­ty of our vil­lage has been shaped by its agri­cul­tur­al past. Today a large num­ber of agri­cul­tur­al and com­mer­cial enter­pris­es are the main employers.

Sights and history 

Of Roman settlements and queens 

The cas­tle and church are promi­nent­ly locat­ed in the mid­dle of the vil­lage, at the foot of the Burgfluh and vis­i­ble from afar. Built in the ear­ly Mid­dle Ages, in the 12th cen­tu­ry the fortress was con­vert­ed into a cas­tle by the barons of Strät­tli­gen. For many cen­turies the fortress and lat­er the cas­tle served as a check­point at the impor­tant and some­times fierce­ly con­test­ed mouth of the Sim­men­tal val­ley. Until the 5th cen­tu­ry Wim­mis even had a town char­ter. The foun­da­tions of the cas­tle church date back to the time of Queen Berta, Queen of Bur­gundy (907–966) and of Lombardy.

In the Wim­mis His­toric Muse­um the his­to­ry of the vil­lage through the mil­len­nia is told: from the cave dwellers of the Sim­men­fluh, the Roman set­tle­ment at the Pin­tel as well as life and death dur­ing the plague. It also tells the sto­ry of ear­ly moun­tain tourism in Wim­mis, as our vil­lage was a pop­u­lar start­ing point for climb­ing the Niesen.

The open­ing hours of the muse­um, addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion about the exhi­bi­tions and con­tact infor­ma­tion for indi­vid­ual guid­ed tours are avail­able hier.

Castle and church tours 2020 are canceled because of COVID19 

From May to Octo­ber there are month­ly guid­ed tours of one and a half hours’ dura­tion. Par­tic­i­pants meet in the court­yard of the cas­tle, reg­is­tra­tion is not nec­es­sary. How­ev­er, the tours are not suit­able for peo­ple with phys­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties. The next guid­ed tours will take place on:

Guid­ed tours for groups are actu­al­ly NOT avail­able on request. The basic fee is CHF 50 per guide and CHF 3 per per­son. Reg­is­tra­tions are accept­ed by the cas­tle guide:

Fritz Walther, 033 657 19 54 or 079 361 04 71

Customs

Chirschmueset (cherry puree) – a living tradition 

Since the 16th cen­tu­ry cher­ries have been pureed in Wim­mis so that they can be stored. This tra­di­tion is pre­served and care­ful­ly kept alive. The cher­ries are painstak­ing­ly checked, mashed in bar­rels and spread through linen sacks with spe­cial sticks. This sep­a­rates the juice, pulp and stones. The juice obtained in this way is thick­ened by boil­ing for hours in a cheese ket­tle and stir­ring con­stant­ly to a spread­able mass, the ‘chirschmues’ (cher­ry puree). ‘Wim­miser Chirschmues’ is a nat­ur­al prod­uct, which means that the yield varies from year to year and the sup­ply can be cor­re­spond­ing­ly scarce. This spe­cial­i­ty is sold in var­i­ous shops in the vil­lage.

Hudlete & Pööglete – Next Generation 

At the begin­ning of every Jan­u­ary the evil spir­its are dri­ven out in Wim­mis. This Wim­mis tra­di­tion, which has exist­ed for cen­turies, has been suc­cess­ful­ly car­ried out in var­i­ous forms over the last 20 years.

Now it’s time to breathe new life into the old tra­di­tion. In future the chil­dren and young peo­ple will meet in the roller hock­ey hall on 2 Jan­u­ary to have fun, dis­cov­er new things or ask crit­i­cal ques­tions of the community’s polit­i­cal lead­ers. In the after­noon the chil­dren head in pro­ces­sion to the old people’s home to delight the res­i­dents with their singing and music. Final­ly the pro­ces­sion reach­es the cas­tle. Will the ghost escape the kids this year…?

Leisure activities

The ideal starting point for holidays and recreation 

The out­door play­ground for chil­dren and adults is locat­ed in Wim­mis right on the doorstep: locals and guests alike enjoy the prox­im­i­ty to nature and the numer­ous pos­si­bil­i­ties for recre­ation, sports, cul­ture and excur­sions. For more details please see Aktiv­i­ties.

Forest hut and Herrenmätteli barbecue area 

The Her­ren­mät­teli, a clear­ing with cov­ered bar­be­cue area, is locat­ed in the mid­dle of the for­est and only a few min­utes’ walk from the train sta­tion. The for­est hut, fur­nished with tables and bench­es, can accom­mo­date up to 20 peo­ple and is avail­able for rent. The costs depend on the rental period.

All vis­i­tors are request­ed to take good care of the for­est hut and the bar­be­cue area. Please treat the Her­ren­mät­teli with respect — it belongs to our vil­lage and thus to all of us. 

Reser­va­tions: Wim­mis munic­i­pal­i­ty, +41 33 657 81 11, info@wimmis.mxm.dev.agency

Restaurants and Accomodation

Enjoyable food, weekend trips or holidays 

The culi­nary facil­i­ties offered by Wim­mis are small but exquis­ite, and there is a range of accom­mo­da­tion for our overnight guests and holidaymakers.

Hotel Löwen
Hotel – Motel – Restau­rant
Haupt­strasse 24
3752 Wim­mis
+41 33 657 12 45
info@loewen-wimmis.ch

Gasthof Kreuz
Haupt­strasse 15
3752 Wim­mis
+41 33 657 17 47
info@kreuzwimmis.ch

Onkel Thoms Schnitzelsche­une
Sim­men­tal­strasse 22
Brod­hüsi
3752 Wim­mis
+41 33 657 13 48
wimmis@schnitzelscheune.ch

Restau­rant Niesen
Haupt­strasse 48
752 Wim­mis
+41 33 657 22 57
info@niesen-wimmis.ch 

Bäck­erei-Kon­di­tor­ei Graber
Haupt­strasse 28
3752 Wim­mis
+41 33 657 07 71

Tea Room Bachtele
Alter­szen­trum Bachtele
Ober­dorf­s­trasse 8
3752 Wim­mis
+41 33 657 86 86 

Ferienwohnungen und B&B

Haus Grau
Fam­i­lie Grau
Hofit­gasse 1
3752 Wim­mis
+41 33 657 25 78 / +41 79 674 41 31
grau.res@bluewin.ch
2‑Z­im­mer-Woh­nung im Dorfzentrum 

Haus Stuc­ki
Fam­i­lie Fritz Stuc­ki
Eifeld­weg 15
3752 Wim­mis
Tel. +41 33 657 23 39
Mobile +41 79 294 81 88 
fritzstucki@bluewin.ch

Haus Zur­brugg
Cor­nelia und Mar­tin Zur­brügg 
Gurze­lestrasse 20
3752 Wim­mis
+41 33 657 08 18 / +41 79 411 88 64
ferienwohnung@zurbrueggs.ch
3 ½‑Z­im­mer-Woh­nung im Dorfzentrum

Gruppenunterkünfte

Schloss­blick 
Sag­is­trasse 1
3752 Wim­mis
Kon­takt: Hans Josi
+41 79 366 96 81
hans.josi@wimmis.dev.mxm.agency 
Grup­pe­nun­terkun­ft mit 170 Schlaf­plätzen,
San­itäran­la­gen, Grossküche,
Mag­a­zin, Büros 

Ski- und Berghaus Allmiried
Ski­club Wim­mis 
Allmiried (Wiriehorn)
3756 Zwis­chen­flüh
Kon­takt: Matthias Hof­mann
+41 79 751 34 11
skihaus@skiclub-wimmis.ch
Grup­pe­nun­terkun­ft mit max. 30 Schlaf­plätzen, Küche, San­itäran­la­gen, Kamin

Activities around wimmis 

Wimmis – an ideal starting point for excursions 

Its cen­tral loca­tion and excel­lent pub­lic trans­port con­nec­tions make Wim­mis the ide­al start­ing point for your stay in the Bernese Ober­land. Plan a day trip to Italy! Milan is just 2.5 hours away by train! On these pages we will show you the diver­si­ty of our region.

UNESCO – official websites

Expe­ri­ence our world her­itage — vis­it the old town of Bern or the impres­sive Jungfrau area! On these pages you will find fur­ther infor­ma­tion:
Bern UNESCO-Wel­terbe
Jungfrau-Aletsch UNESCO-Wel­terbe

Leisure and shopping 

Events calendar

Art and culture 

Art and collections 

Castles on Lake Thun

Dis­cov­er the five cas­tles on Lake Thun, all of them also eas­i­ly acces­si­ble by pub­lic trans­port. More infor­ma­tion is avail­able here.

Twelve 1,000-year old churches 

The region around Lake Thun is known for places with a spe­cial spir­i­tu­al res­o­nance. This also includes twelve church­es, all of which are more than 1,000 years old. They are wide­ly known, unique­ly beau­ti­ful, rich in his­to­ry and shroud­ed in leg­end – find out more about them – here

Ideal for families 

The cinema — the perfect solution when it’s raining 

Diemtigtaler Hausweg – hiking along a cultural trail

We rec­om­mend a ram­ble along the Diemtig­taler Hausweg, which leads past the most beau­ti­ful hous­es in the val­ley. One of the four dif­fer­ent paths, the Tal­weg, starts at Wim­mis rail­way sta­tion. You will find the rel­e­vant infor­ma­tion here.

Nature and the Alps 

Nature reserves

Summits

Valleys

Summer activities

Diemtigtal

Open-air pools

Cycling tours

Water sports on Lake Thun 

Hiking trails in the Bernese Oberland 

Climbing and bouldering 

Activities in winter 

Diemtigtal

Winter hikes and snowshoe tours 

Winter sports areas in the surrounding region 

Relaxation and wellness 

Further Information

Wimmis Tourism Association 

On behalf of guests and local residents

The aim of the Wim­mis Tourism Asso­ci­a­tion is to pro­mote tourism in the munic­i­pal­i­ty by means of com­mu­ni­ca­tion, to imple­ment mea­sures to enhance and pre­serve the vil­lage (e. g. by pro­vid­ing bench­es or the organ­i­sa­tion of flower dec­o­ra­tion com­pe­ti­tions), to organ­ise the’ Chirschmue­set’ and to ensure the main­te­nance of the for­est hut and the ‘Her­ren­mät­teli’ bar­be­cue area. The cas­tle and church tours, which are also organ­ised by the Wim­mis Tourism Asso­ci­a­tion, are very pop­u­lar. The asso­ci­a­tion con­tributes to the cost of light­ing the cas­tle and the church. The Wim­mis Tourism Asso­ci­a­tion is made up of local cit­i­zens who have ded­i­cat­ed them­selves to achiev­ing these goals. The var­i­ous activ­i­ties and offers are financed by the income from the vis­i­tor tax and mem­ber­ship fees.

Impressions

Aer­i­al view of the cas­tle and Wim­mis church: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMKc8TIs2cQ 

Copy­right Ste­fan Grünig, Natur-Welten

Impressions of the village
Buildings and sights
Nature and the mountains
Shopping facilities
Restaurants and accommodation 

Social Media

The Wim­mis Tourism Asso­ci­a­tion is also on Face­book! We look for­ward to a vir­tu­al vis­it from you: 

Face­book Wim­mis Tourism

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Gemeinde info

Gemeindeverwaltung Wimmis
Bahnhofstrasse 7
3752 Wimmis

Telefon: +41 33 657 81 11
info@wimmis.dev.mxm.agency

IBAN: CH75 0900 0000 3000 1514 0

UID: CHE-469.200.634

 

Öffnungszeiten:

Mo: 08.00-12.00 / 14.00-16.30

Di: 08.00-12.00 / 14.00-16.30

Mi: 08.00-12.00 / 14.00-16.30

Do: 08.00-12.00 / 14.00-18.00

Fr: 08.00-12.00 / 14.00-16.30

Selbstverständlich können Termine auch ausserhalb der Öffnungszeiten vereinbart werden.

Burgergemeinde Wimmis
Oberdorfstrasse 1
3752 Wimmis

Sekretariat:
Marlise Kammer
+41 33 657 17 57
burgergemeinde@wimmis.dev.mxm.agency

Evangelisch-reformierte
Kirchgemeinde Wimmis
Oberdorfstrasse 16A
Postfach 26
3752 Wimmis 

Pfarrerin Sarah Müller
Tel: +41 33 657 12 87
pfarramt@wimmis.dev.mxm.agency

Sekretariat 
Frau Ursula Urech-Lengacher
Öffnungszeiten:
jeweils Dienstag 09.30-11.30 Uhr
Tel: +41 33 657 06 59
kirchgemeinde@wimmis.dev.mxm.agency

schule@wimmis.dev.mxm.agency

Gesamtschulleitung
Daniel Germann, Schulhaus Chrümig 
+41 79 353 17 96
schulleitung@wimmis.dev.mxm.agency

Schulleitungs-Stv.
Danielle De Maddalena
d.demaddalena@schule-wimmis.ch

Schulleitung IBEM Niedersimmental
Marianne Morgenthaler
+41 33 657 19 12
schulleitung@ibem.ch

Vizepräsident Schulkommission
Andreas Josi
+41 79 687 27 24

Sekretärin Schulkommission
Nadia Gurtner
+41 33 657 81 11
nadia.gurtner@wimmis.dev.mxm.agency

Schulhaus Oberdorf
Sekundarschulweg
+41 33 657 14 32

Spezialunterricht Oberdorf
+41 33 657 19 12
Schulhaus Chrümig
Schulhausstrasse 13
+41 33 657 11 31

Kindergarten Amtshaus
+41 33 657 19 26

Basisstufe
+41 33 657 01 13

Behörden
Präsident Schulkommission
Bruno Stucki
+41 79 337 46 21

Aufgabenhilfe / Nachhilfeunterricht
Regula Fankhauser
+41 33 657 29 93

Schulverein Wimmis, Reutigen und Umgebung
Präsidentin Ursula Egger-Amacher
schulverein@wimmis.dev.mxm.agency

Alarmierung über 118

Feuerwehrkommandant 
Hptm Münger Hans Rudolf
Eifeldweg 12
3752 Wimmis
Mobil: 076 318 88 57

Administration
Fourier Lüthi Thomas
Bostudenstrasse 8/29
3604 Thun
Mobil: 078 942 66 77

E-Mail an das Kommando
feuerwehr@wimmis.dev.mxm.agency

Hotline Technischer Dienst
Mobile: 075 417 02 48

Insektenintervention
Wimmis

Wm Streich André
Mobil: 079 691 28 54

Insektenintervention
Reutigen+Zwieselberg
Oblt Kernen Thomas
079 513 21 14

Wimmis Tourismus
Bahnhofstrasse 7
Postfach 36
CH-3752 Wimmis 

Tel: +41 33 657 81 11
info@wimmis-tourismus.ch

Alle Telefonnummern

Der Notfalldienst wird jeweils im Niedersimmentaler Amtsanzeiger publiziert. Dieser erscheint wöchentlich am Donnerstag. Bei einem Notfall, wenden Sie sich bitte an Ihren Hausarzt. Sollte der Telefonbeantworter eingeschaltet sein, hören Sie diesen bis zum Schluss ab, meist wird die Notfallnummer genannt. Ist niemand erreichbar, gibt Telefon 144 die Nummer des diensthabenden Notfallarztes bekannt.

Ärzte in Wimmis:

Dr. Bettina Kohlhoff
Bahnhofstrasse 19
3752 Wimmis
+41 33 657 14 74

Dr. Philipp Ganz
Chrümigstrasse 16
3752 Wimmis
+41 33 657 12 12

Zahnärztlicher Notfalldienst Verwaltungskreis Thun / Niedersimmental:

Notfalldienst Spital Thun
Bernstrasse 5
3600 Thun
+41 33 226 26 26

Aerzte:

Bettina Kohlhoff
Bahnhofstrasse 19, 3752 Wimmis
033 657 14 74

Ganz Philipp
Chrümigstrasse 16, 3752 Wimmis
033 657 12 12



Alterszentrum:

Bachtele
Oberdorfstrasse 6, 3752 Wimmis
033 657 86 86



Apotheke Niesen:

Grünig A. + R.
Oberlandstrasse 7, 3700 Spiez
033 655 50 60


Bestattungen

Lehnherr Christoph
Schreinergasse 2, 3752 Wimmis
033 657 18 70


Begleitung Schwerkranke / Sitzwache

Spitex Niesen
Bachtelestrasse 1B, 3752 Wimmis
033 657 16 72

Kirchgemeinde
Oberdorfstrasse 16, 3752 Wimmis
033 657 12 87

Beo care
Thun
0844 144 144

Alle Telefonnummern

  • Josi Barbara 
    Gemeindepräsidentin (SVP)
    +41 79 435 81 07
    Email 
  • Bigler Matthias
    Gemeinderatsvizepräsident (Forum)
    +41 33 657 76 57
    Email 
  • Lehnherr Hans-Rudolf
    Gemeinderat (SVP)
    +41 79 334 01 40
    Email 
  • Lörtscher Martin
    Gemeinderat (SVP)
    +41 31 322 63 73
    Email 
  • Stucki Bruno
    Gemeinderat (SVP)
    +41 79 337 46 21
    Email 
  • Zaugg Markus
    Gemeinderat (parteilos)
    +41 79 439 72 17
    Email

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Öffnungszeiten

Montag 08.00-12.00 / 14.00-16.30
Dienstag 08.00-12.00 / 14.00-16.30
Mittwoch 08.00-12.00 / 14.00-16.30
Donnerstag 08.00-12.00 / 14.00-18.00
Freitag 08.00-12.00 / 14.00-16.30
Samstag geschlossen
Sonntag geschlossen