Top things to do in Thun

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. …
Top Choice Italian in Thun

Beau-Rivage da Domenico

Beau-Rivage da Domenico serves Italian food with the warmth and generosity of the Bel Paese in a graceful old-world building. High-quality, seasonal ingredients shine in simple dishes cooked well – from homemade pas…
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…
Bagels in Thun

Mani's Coffee & Bagels

With its slick, monochrome, wood-floored interior, this industro-cool cafe and wine bar wouldn't look out of place in NYC. On the drinks menu you'll find aromatic plantation coffees, cacao-rich hot chocolate, matcha…
Cocktail Bar in Thun

Atelier Classic Bar

There's a pinch of magic in the mixology at this award-winning cocktail bar, which is way up there with Switzerland's best. Antique furnishings, low lighting and brick vaults create a decadent, urban-chic backdrop f…
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…
Fusion in Thun

Genuss am Fluss

Right on the banks of the Aare River, this contemporary glass-walled lounge restaurant attracts a young crowd who come for the relaxed vibe, pinchos (light bites) with wine, and Mediterranean-inspired mains such as …
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…