Activities in the Lake Thun region
Thun’s old town was largely built in the 12th century, when Berthold V, Duke of Zähringen, built Thun Castle and expanded the town to what is now the Obere Hauptgasse.
The unique raised pavements that characterise the Obere Hauptgasse alone are worth a visit for their unique architectural charm. Jewellery boutiques, trendy shops, up-scale businesses and hip bars also offer spaces to browse, relax and enjoy the surroundings.
As guest of the Lake Thun, you enjoy the many benefits of the PanoramaCard Thunersee. For example, free travel on buses and postbuses in the entire region and attractive reductions on your excursions. Enjoy a public guided tour in Thun for free, use selected spa and wellness services and visit museums around Lake Thun at reduced prices.
Visit the mighty donjon built around 1200 by the Dukes of Zährigen. Experience the pomp and glory of the medieval Great Hall. Climb up into the towers and enjoy the impressive view of the town, lake and wonderful mountains.
The Thunerseespiele has been showcasing musicals from across the world as well as in-house productions every summer for 16 years. To date, more than 950,000 visitors have come to Lake Thun, situated at the foothills of the UNESCO-protected Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains, to enjoy exciting, top-quality performances.
Together with Europe’s most beautiful lake stage, the delicious cuisine of the Thunerseespiele ensures a delightful overall experience.
Whether it's a trip as a couple, on your own or with family or friends: there is lots of unique offers ready and waiting for unforgettable moments on Lake Thun.Enjoy fabulous views of the impressive mountain scenery or historic castles and romantic waterside locations, not forgetting to combine your trip with a delicious lunch. Or would you prefer an unforgettable sunset during an evening boat trip? We have something to suit every taste.
Release the dragon!
Hunted by St Beat, a 6th century monk, the story goes that the mythological creature took shelter in this this extraordinary geological site – St Beatus Caves, next to the the lakes of Interlaken.
Explore deep into the very heart of the mountain along over a kilometre of well-lit walkways, and discover stalactites and stalagmites that have been formed by nature over millions of years ; the rock formations themselves creating a truly indescribable atmosphere deep underground.
The near-perfect pyramid shape of this mountain has inspired many an artist to depict it, including Ferdinand Hodler (1909), Paul Klee (1915) and Cuno Amiet (1926). It takes just 30 minutes to reach the 2,362m summit of the pyramid on the funicular railways from Mülenen.
Fresh, frosty air sweeps across your face, snow crunches under your feet and the panoramic vista is close to taking your breath away: on one side a view of the Swiss Plateau all the way to the Vosges Mountains, on the other the Aletsch Glacier and its four-thousand-metre peaks.
Intrepid souls who make it to the summit of the Jungfraujoch (3,454 metres above sea level) discover another world altogether. And it’s one you simply have to see for yourself.