Thun Castle


Thun - Schleuniger Switzerland

Thun - Schleuniger Switzerland

The medieval castle above the town of Thun is a striking focal point at the entrance to the Bernese Oberland region. This almost completely preserved symbol of power contains the Knights' Hall, one of the few surviving halls of its type from the Middle Ages.

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Built at the end of the 12th century by the Dukes of Zähringen as a purely administrative castle, this striking building was extended by its new owners, the Bernese, with its impressive roof in the 15th century. The five floors of the castle now house a historical museum highlighting the region's history, as well as host temporary exhibitions on a variety of cultural, historical and current issues. Concerts and other public events are held in the intact hall.

The corner towers of Thun Castle provide an unforgettable view over the city of Thun, Lake Thun and the mountains.

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