Sights around thun

Discover the beautiful region.

Not only the town of Thun, but also its surroundings offer a wealth of breathtaking sights. Nestled between the mountains and beautiful Lake Thun, the town is a gateway to a world full of discoveries. Thun is a paradise for friends of culture and nature. Whether it's a stroll along the lake, a visit to Thun Castle or the historic old town district - Thun and its surroundings are home to many wonderful sights that delight visitors from all over the world.

Aarequai Thun

Castles in Thun - rich in history

Thun is known for its breathtaking scenery and rich history, which is particularly evident in the region's castles.

Thun Castle, dating back to the 12th century, offers insights into history and panoramic views of the Alps, Lake Thun and the surrounding area.

Schadau Castle, a neo-Gothic building from the 19th century, now a restaurant and the Swiss Gastronomy Museum is nearby.

Also nearby is the picturesque Oberhofen Castle on Lake Thun, with its unique blend of architecture and tranquil park.

View of the town of Thun with the River Aare and Thun Castle

City of Thun

Be enchanted by Thun's charm, wooden bridges and locks, and the well-preserved castle overlooking the medieval old town. Stroll along the double level elevated walkways to bustling Rathausplatz or Mühleplatz town squares.

The Rathausplatz built around 1500 is Thun's historic center. A fresh produce market is held here on Saturdays. Explore nearby Obere Hauptgasse, visit the stores and restaurants, and relax on Mühleplatz on the banks of the impressive Aare River.

View of Spiez Bay with Spiez Castle and Lake Thun


Spiez is known for its breathtaking landscape, characterized by mountains, vineyards and the lake itself. A special highlight is Spiez Castle, which dates back to the 12th century and features a wonderful mix of medieval and more recent architecture. The castle church is considered one of the most important early Romanesque buildings in Switzerland.

Tradition meets modern day life in beautiful Spiez. Completely surrounded by natural beauty, it's the perfect destination for an excursion!

Bonstettenpark in Thun

Bonstetten Park

Natural idyll directly on the lake.

Bonstettenpark in Thun is open to the public, and offers a picturesque year round recreational area on the shores of deep blue Lake Thun. The park is a popular meeting place for all ages thanks to its cozy barbecue areas, lush green meadows and fun children's playground. In addition, a small forest, tree-lined avenues, and the nearby Gwattlischenmoos nature reserve entice visitors to explore and linger. The idyllic Bonstetten Park invites you to take long walks along Lake Thun any time of year, and then relax on one of the many benches under shady trees.

Excursions in the Lake Thun / Interlaken region

Experience the gorgrous deep blue waters of Lake Thun and the turquoise waters of Lake Brienz. The region offers an unforgettable panorama, with views of the impressive mountain range with the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Whether you want to be active or take it easy - there are numerous excursions to choose from. Discover more daytrips in the Lake Thun region now.

Sigriswil panoramic bridge