A diverse valley museum
The Agensteinhaus is a pinnacle of the art of carpentry and impresses with its original architectural style. The interesting exhibitions give visitors an insight into the life of a family who lived at the time.
The house was constructed in 1766 by Hans Messerli, the most significant master carpenter in Simmental in the 18th century. Today, its condition is largely the same as it was in the 18th century. The powerfully designed building facade, which is adorned with carvings, is one of the most important examples of highly developed carpentry of the 18th century.
The Agensteinhaus has been home to the «Museum der alten Landschaft Niedersimmental» (Museum of the old landscape of Niedersimmental) since 1987 and presents visitors with interesting information on history, livestock farming and craft throughout its 16 rooms. Various exhibitions and events are also held every year.
5 June to 16. October 2021, Wednesday and Saturday, 2.00–5.00 p.m.
Additional opening times on request.
CHF 5.– for adults, children and members free of charge.
From 5 June to 16 October 2021, a presentation of selected traditional costumes from Spiez, the Simmental, the Saanenland and the Frutigland will take place in the Museum «Agensteinhaus», in collaboration with the qualified ladies’ and traditional costume tailor Rebecca Rothenbühler.
Tours and rental
B. Wüthrich, Tel. +41 79 885 00 39
The Agensteinhaus is part of the «Simmentaler Hausweg» home trail, which goes from Wimmis to Boltigen.