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Discover Thun in winter

Discover the town of Thun on a variety of routes

Thun, with its bustling Old Town dominated by its imposing castle, is the gateway to the Bernese Oberland. Discover it on a guided tour or visit under your own steam using an audio guide. 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. There’s always something going on in Thun, the Alpine city with a distinctive flair. In winter too, Thun is well worth a visit.

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

Information on dates for public guided tours.

Subject to change without prior notice


Public guided tours

  • CHF 15.00 Old Town public guided tour, per person from
  • CHF 25.00 Thematic guide, per person from
  • CHF 25.00 Advent stroll*, per person from
  • Free of charge Children’s town plan

*     including mulled wine

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


Public guided tours

In winter there are a variety of public guided tours around the Old Town such as the Advent stroll in Thun. Soak up the pre-Christmas atmosphere on a guided Advent stroll through Thun. Along the way, you’ll hear stories and legends about local Christmas and Advent customs.

Discover pearls of the Old Town

On this rather unusual shopping tour through the streets of Thun’s Old Town, you’ll discover the inside story of Thun at first hand. The tour includes three shops with a long tradition, a special offer or some rare crafts. You can find full details by visiting

Children’s town plan

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 plan 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 plan lists important addresses for little ones and indicates meeting places and leisure facilities. Why not download the children’s town plan from the comfort of your own home?

Shore path

A great many people enjoy strolling along the approximately 2 km-long “Aarequai”, which leads from the Thun Town Hall along the inner Aare River and the shores of Lake Thun to the Hilterfingen boat landing stage. In winter, too the magnificent mountain panorama, the closeness to the water and the lovely views invite visitors to linger.


  • “Läckerli” biscuits, a speciality of Thun’s confectioners
  • The “Squeasy” drinks bottle, a Thun invention. Available in the Welcome-Center
  • Swiss knives in a multitude of variants from the Schoder firm of cutlers
  • Regional products from the Bernese Oberland, from the organic city farm shop

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