If an alpine valley might seem an unexpected place to admire historical masterpieces that's not the case in the Simmental. The wooden houses found in this valley bring to light history through the rich decorations found on their facades.
Throughout history, thousands of men and women have lived and shaped Switzerland's territory, filled it with stories, looked for beauty and handed it down to posterity. The traces of this rich heritage are many, some hidden and often unknown.
In this series by Swiss Public Television (RSI) seven places have been chosen, linked with historical events, myths and legends, that are part of the country's cultural heritage.
In this second episode of the series, the rich history of the valley along the river Simme, in Canton Bern, is evoked by visiting the richly decorated historical houses made of wood.