Thun is the gateway to the Bernese Oberland and is the starting point for excursions to the mountains around Lake Thun. It takes about 1.5 hours from Thun to reach the summit of the Stockhorn, Niesen or Niederhorn (each are around 2,000 m.a.s.l.).
The Mandelbärli (almond bear) - is a typical souvenir of Bern - and a specialty of Beck Glatz Confiseur. In addition the Confiserie serves the very best baked goods, sandwiches and coffee.