Thur

The Thur is Eastern Switzerland’s predominant river. Coming from Toggenburg, the river flows in a large arc beside the rich cultural and scenic landscapes of the Cantons of St. Gallen and Thurgau and parts of the Canton of Zürich.

Hike along the bisses at Crans-Montana

The "bisses" are traditional irrigation channels used to bring precious glacier water to the cultivated land around Crans-Montana.

The "bisses" are traditional irrigation channels which were built several centuries ago in order to bring precious glacier water to the cultivated land around Crans-Montana.

Engstligen Falls / Engstligenalp

The Engstligen Falls are among Switzerland’s highest waterfalls. Since 1948 the cantonal nature conservancy has protected them.

A natural spectacle in a class of their own are the 600m long Engstligen waterfalls. Under preservation since 1948, these are the second longest falls in Switzerland.

Lake Thun

Embedded within an imposing backdrop of mountains including the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, Lake Thun lies on the northern periphery of the Alps, between the Bernese Oberland towns of Thun and Interlaken. Lake Thun’s motor vessels beckon guests onboard for cruises along its deeply-blue waters. Favourite excursion peaks around the lake are the pyramidal Niesen, the Stockhorn and the Niederhorn.

Embedded within an imposing backdrop of mountains, the deeply-blue Lake Thun lies on the northern periphery of the Alps, between the Bernese Oberland towns of Thun and Interlaken. Lake Thun is especially popular amongst sailors and windsurfers who appreciate the prevailing light breeze. Numerous swimming and shore areas invite visitors to cool off.