Built at the end of the 12th century by the Dukes of Zähringen as a purely administrative castle, this striking building was extended by its new owners, the Bernese, with its impressive roof in the 15th century. The five floors of the castle now house a historical museum highlighting the region's history, as well as host temporary exhibitions on a variety of cultural, historical and current issues. Concerts and other public events are held in the intact knight's hall.
The corner towers of Thun Castle provide an unforgettable view over the city of Thun, Lake Thun and the mountains.
From castle to castle to the knightly accolade
The castles of Thun, Oberhofen and Spiez on Lake Thun invite families to immerse themselves in the world of the middle ages. On the knight's trail, pageboys and varlets can learn how to be knights and ladies.