The Aare is the longest wholly Swiss river. It originates from the Oberaar glacier in the eastern Bernese Alps, flows through lakes Brienz and Thun, passes by the federal capital of Bern, is channelled into Lake Biel, follows the southern foot of the Jura range and finally flows into the Rhine at Koblenz, in north-western Switzerland. Passenger boats operate on the lakes as well as the river section from Biel to Solothurn.
The exquisite toy museum in the Biedermeierhaus «Zum Engel», only a few minutes walk from Thun Castle, is a doorway into another world – a child’s world from bygone days.
You may be a connoisseur or a fast eater – but whatever you are, the Freienhof restaurant in the Thun inner city has given a whole new meaning to the word "enjoy". We have just the right dish for every culinary taste.