Därstetten is located in the valley of the river Simme,
Bernese Oberland, which is part of the Canton of Berne,
Switzerland. There is no English home page for this village so
far but there are some links related to this village.
Därsten (D.) history (Lit: Historisch-Biographisches
Lexikon der Schweiz, 1924; Schweizer Lexikon):
The municipality is split into hamlets
(Bäuerten/Siedlungen) like Nidflue, Richenbach,
Weisenburg, Weissenburgberg, Wiler.
The former "Probstei" of the Augustiner
Chorherren von Therenstetten was probably donated
by Freiherren (Lords) von Weissenburg. After
their line went under, it was incorporated in the
St Vinzenzen-monastery. Today in place of the
Probstei there is a parish house built 1721 to
1724 and the church,
There are several houses with rich painting and
wooden carving work.
The hamlet Weissenburg was residence of the
Herren (barons) von Weissenburg. The ruins of the
main castle are still visible.
A warm water gypsum spring was uncovered again in
the Buuschebach gorge in the beginning of the
The spa business startet in 1604, gained
popularity in the 19th century, and was stopped
Postoffice: 1788; Town telegraph and telephone
services startet 15 Jul 1931. D got linked 31 Oct
1902 to the Zweisimmen-Erlenbach i.S. railways.