Thun, CH

The city of Thun which is located at the lower end of Lake Thun is where I grew up and 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.

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City LimitsThun: The Place To BE

ThunerseeLake Thun (Thunersee)

SchorenwaldDon Caldi’s Workout #1

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 back 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 river Aare.

Holidays packed with both adventure and leisure await near deep blue Lake Thun and the Diemtigtal Nature Park. Relax in a wellness hotel with stunning views, or embark on a hike overlooking the majestic mountains of the Bernese Oberland. Ride a boat across the biggest lake in the Canton of Bern and visit the castles of Lake Thun. You will find everything you could wish for around Lake Thun, from invigorating water sports activities to melodious music.

Getting there

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The Country

Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps. Its cities contain landmarks like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower and Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge.

The country is also known for its ski resorts and hiking trails. Banking and finance are key industries, and Swiss watches and chocolate are world renowned.

The Weather

Here's the weather for the capitol city. Go to Dark Sky and input any other destination of your choice to get a detailed weather prognosis. There's also a weather time machine, providing you backcasts for the experienced past and forecasts for the predicted future.

Bern, Switzerland WEATHER

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