La Chaux-de-Fonds, the birthplace of Le Corbusier, was the world capital of the watch-making industry for over a hundred years. It thus makes sense that the first house designed by the world-famous architect and the International Watch Musuem are located here.
The city of Thun, which is located at the lower end of Lake Thun, is the gate to the Bernese Oberland. The historic Old Town is situated about one kilometer from the shore of the lake, on the river Aare. There is a castle in the center of the Old Town that dates back to the 12th century and boasts a museum.
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.
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