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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 first settlement arose on today's site of the city as early as 2,500 BC. The mighty castle was constructed by the Dukes of Zähringen. It has a fortification tower built between 1180 and 1190. The halls of the tower house a historical museum that exhibits artifacts from prehistory and early history as well as medieval objects, weapons and uniforms from the 18th and 19th century. The castle's most splendid exhibit is the restored Knights Hall, dating to the 12th century.

Further sights in the Old Town include the town church with its tower dating back to about 1330, the town hall from the 16th century, the Old Town itself and the numerous restaurants and cafés along the Aare River.

Winter

The Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau rise majestically across Lake Thun, over which glides a historic paddle steamer. The castle and city church proudly dominate the late-medieval Old Town.

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The Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau rise majestically across Lake Thun, over which glides a historic paddle steamer. The castle and city church proudly dominate the late-medieval Old Town.

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  • Spring Specials on Lake Thun
    Benefit from our Spring Specials and buy your special ticket for CHF 50 by 18 April 2019. You can then enjoy three from five of the following excursions from 19 April

    • A one-day boat pass 2nd class for Cruises on Lake Thun and Lake Brienz
    • One round trip up the Niesen
    • One round trip up the Stockhorn
    • One round trip up the Niederhorn
    • One admission to the St. Beatus Caves including a meal
    The voucher can be used on the three days of your choice. www.fruehlingsaktion.ch

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