Simmental (disambiguation)

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Simmental alpine valley in Switzerland

The Simmental 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.

Simmental cattle breed of cattle

The Simmental or Swiss Fleckvieh is a Swiss breed of dual-purpose cattle. It is named after the Simmental – the valley of the Simme river – in the Bernese Oberland, in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. It is reddish in colour with white markings, and is raised for both milk and meat.

French Simmental

French Simmental is a French cattle breed.


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Fleckvieh cattle breed

The Fleckvieh is a breed of dual-purpose cattle suitable for both milk and meat production. It originated in Central Europe in the 19th century from cross-breeding of local stock with Simmental cattle imported from Switzerland. Today, the worldwide population is 41 million animals.

Niesen mountain in Swiss Alps

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Stockhorn mountain of the Bernese Alps

The Stockhorn is a mountain of the Bernese Alps, overlooking the region of Lake Thun in the Bernese Oberland. It is located north of the town of Erlenbach im Simmental.

Rinderberg mountain in Switzerland

The Rinderberg is a mountain of the Bernese Alps, located between Gstaad and St. Stephan in the Bernese Oberland. It lies at the northern end of the range that separates the valley of the Saane from the Simmental, north of the Wildhorn.

Niesehorn mountain

The Niesehorn is a mountain of the Bernese Alps, located south of Lauenen and Lenk in the Bernese Oberland. It lies north of the Wildhorn, on the chain between the valleys of Saanen and Simmental.

Niderhorn mountain

The Niderhorn is a mountain of the Bernese Alps, located north of Zweisimmen in the Bernese Oberland. It lies between the valleys of Simmental and Diemtigen.

Spillgerte mountain

The Spillgerte is a mountain of the Bernese Alps, located east of Zweisimmen in the Bernese Oberland. The mountain lies between the valleys of Diemtigen and Simmental, a few kilometres north of the Albristhorn. It is composed of several summits of which the Hinderi Spillgerte is the highest.

Rauflihorn mountain in Switzerland

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Oberer Mannenberg Castle

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Valdostana Pezzata Rossa red-pied cattle breed of the Valle dAosta

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