Thun attractions

Top Choice Castle in Thun

Schloss Thun

Sitting on a hilltop and looking proudly back on 900 years of history, Schloss Thun is the castle of your wildest fairy-tale dreams, crowned by a riot of turrets and affording tremendous views of the lake and Alps. …
Gardens in Thun

Schadau Park

These beautiful botanical gardens spread along the shores of Lake Thun, with sublime views to the snowcapped Jungfrau range on clear days. The grounds bristle with tulips and crocuses in spring, rhododendrons in sum…
Old Town in Thun

Thun Altstadt

It’s a pleasure to wander Thun’s attractive riverfront Old Town, where plazas and lanes are punctuated by 15th- and 16th-century townhouses. A stroll takes in the 300-year-old Untere Schleusenbrücke, a covered woode…
Castle in Thun

Schloss Oberhofen

Scenically perched on the lake, turreted Schloss Oberhofen was wrested from Habsburg control after the Battle of Sempach (1386) and now traces Bernese life from the 16th to the 19th centuries. A spin takes in the fr…
Museum in Thun

Thun Panorama

Swiss artist Marquard Wocher sketched out this panoramic painting – the world's oldest cyclorama of its kind – between 1809 and 1814, seizing inspiration from the view as seen from a rooftop in Thun's historic centr…
Castle in Thun

Schloss Hünegg

The plaything of a wealthy Prussian baron and modelled on the chateaux in the Loire region of France, silver-turreted Schloss Hünegg is a feast of art nouveau and neo-Renaissance styles, featuring fabulous 19th-cent…
Church in Thun

Kirche Scherzlingen

First mentioned in 762, this wonderfully atmospheric church on the banks of the Aare has a sensitively restored Carolingian tower and Romanesque nave. The interior is lavishly adorned with 13th- to 16th-century tape…