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Discover Thun

With its busy old town, overlooked by the imposing castle, Thun is rightly known as the gateway to the Bernese Oberland.

The River Aare meanders through the delightful old town and the castle towers high above the historic buildings. Meanwhile, the famous 4,000- metre-high peaks draw your gaze into the distance and the lake is always within reach. In Thun – the Alpine city with a distinctive flair – there’s always something going on. You can explore the city in a variety of ways.


Thun is a place that offers plenty to see all year round.

Public guided tour of the Old Town

Sat           14.00−15.30 hours (May to November)
Wed         14.0015.30 hours (July to August)


Sat            10.00–14.00 hours 
Tue–Fri      09.00–12.15 / 13.30–14.30 hours 


Public tours

  • From CHF 15.00 Public guided tour
  • Free of charge Children’s town map
  • CHF 49.00 FoodTrail

 Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration


Public guided tours

A public guided tour of Thun’s old town including a visit to the Schlossberg (the “castle hill”). Guided tours on other topics are also available, such as “Food and drink”, “Anna Maria Wocher and the Thun panorama”, and “Thun’s hidden treasures”.

Children’s town map

High pavements, money on the ground, the “Fulehung” (a traditional Thun carnival mask) and a number of fascinating museums are just waiting to be discovered by little guests. The children’s town map helps families and school groups to explore the town on a puzzle tour with 20 different stops. And the fun continues in the museums, as everywhere children are actively invited to express their creativity and curiosity. The museums can also supply the answer sheet and information on the puzzle tour of the town. The children’s town map lists important addresses for little ones and indicates meeting places and leisure facilities. Why not download the children’s town map from the comfort of your own home?


On the FoodTrail in Thun, visitors can sample six well-known specialities to eat or drink. Along the way, you also learn some fascinating facts about the town and its history. You’re sure to feel you’ve eaten and drunk well on the FoodTrail, in fact.

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