Thun Lake and Mountain Holidays


This picturesque town is beautifully situated at the western end of Lake Thun and is also known as the gateway to the Bernese Oberland. The impressive castle looms above the medieval Old Town, which perfectly combines great shopping opportunites and historical sights.

A walk along the River Aare to the Schadau Castle & Park provides great views over the lake. Thun is very popular for water sports, sailing and beaches and this, along with an extensive cycling network, makes it a great destination for outdoor activities of all kinds.

Fred.\ Holidays can also help to plan your stay in other parts of the Bernese Oberland, including Interlaken and hotels in Gstaad.

Additional Information
Useful Information
  • Flight time from London: 1 hour 40 min
  • Bern Airport: 23km from the city centre; transfer time about 25 min
  • Currency: Swiss franc
Attractions

Schadau Castle

Located on the south side of Lake Thun, is the Swiss heritage site of Schadau Castle. Dating back to the mid-1800s, the castle is a stunning example of the Gothic Revival style  and now contains a Swiss Gastronomy Museum and restaurant.

 

Thun Castle

Overlooking the city, Thun Castle is a significant tourist attraction, and today houses the castle museum. Built in the 12th century, the castle was originally a small fort and church.

 

Lake Thun

This stunning lake is perfectly situated for an experience packed holiday, with opportunities for hiking and city explorations of nearby Thun and Aer.

Where to stay

Zunfthaus zu Metzgern

Located in one of the prettiest squares in Thun, this 700 year old building is the perfect cosy retreat. The Zunfthaus also features a restaurant offering traditional, local cuisine and overlooks the surrounding, pedestrian area.

 

Boutique Hotel Spedition

History lovers will enjoy a stay in this historically protected building in the heart of Thun. Located just 30km from Interlaken and 60km from Gstaad, the Spedition hotel is perfectly located to explore the stunning swiss lakes area.

Discovering The Song Of The Nibelungs In Worms
The Song of the Nibelungs is a German epic poem set in Worms. There are many places to trace the tale's roots in this beautiful city.