Discover Thun’s fascinating past by exploring the magical Old Town area, where history comes alive through all manner of sites and attractions. Be wowed by stunning views of the town and the Bernese Alps from the magnificent Thun Castle (dating back to the 12th century), and admire the pretty 14th century church as you make your way through winding, colourful streets and across the 13 bridges that criss-cross the River Aare. If you’re visiting at the weekend, look out for the Saturday market at Rathausplatz, where you’ll find everything from flowers to freshly baked artisan bread.
Can you keep a secret? Thun is one of Switzerland’s finest ‘hidden’ treasures, and once you get here, you’ll want to keep the secret to yourself, too. This marvellous town punches way above its weight considering its relatively compact size, boasting a mighty array of sights and attractions, from centuries-old castles and churches to cool and contemporary cafes to fashionable vintage shops. But one of Thun’s other main draws is the incredible natural beauty surrounding it: there are glorious mountain views nearby, and the shimmering Lake Thun and refreshing River Aare are never far away. Plus, Thun is known as the gateway to the Bernese Oberland, making it the perfect base for anyone wanting to extend their journey into the region’s natural wonders.
You’ll never be short on amazing things to do while holidaying in Thun, but here are five of our favourite highlights to get you started, and remember you can find more essentials by clicking here. So, now that you’ve got the heads-up on this Swiss secret, why wait? Book your Thun getaway today and start imagining those dreamy mountain vistas you’ll soon be soaking up.