Take a look at the role of water in the history of the city. What are the possibilities and the risks for Thun, given its lakeside and riverside location? How has water influenced the history of its people? This staged tour is sure to entertain.
The Thun Panorama was produced in 1814 and was the first Swiss work of its type and the world's oldest surviving example of its genre. The artist Marquard Wocher sketched the 360° panorama while sitting on a roof in the middle of the Old Town of Thun.
During the battle of Murten in 1476, the warriors from Thun captured Charles the Bold’s court jester. Nowadays, the court jester, called Fulehung, is the most important character of this festival. Equipped with mask, pig’s bladder and nightstick he chases the crowd through the streets of Thun while handing out candy to the kids.