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Switzerland, Alps, Spiez, Lake Thun. Thun - Untere Schleuse/Aare Thun - Mühleplatz - by night
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Thun is one of Switzerland's most distinctive towns, located in an admirable spot. Originally built on a small island in the Aare, where the river flows out of Lake Thun, the town developed bit by bit on the neighbouring banks. Whereas the old quarters cluster on the Aare's right bank, the modern town with its metallurgical factories extends along the left bank.

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Tourist attractions Thun : Things to see and do

  • This lakeside castle facing the peaks of the Berne Alps is an enchanting scene immortalised on countless Swiss postcards. Affiliated to the Berne history museum, it has period furniture and Bernese Oberland folk art. The top floor of the keep has un ..

  • Housed in the castle, this museum contains varied collections. In the magnificent Salle des Chevaliers, note the fine tapestries. Further on, you will see ceramics, archaeological remains, objects from 18C Thoune. From the top floor of the tower, you..

  • Obere Hauptgasse is the major street in the old town. It is a very busy place and the flower-decked terraces of the houses are also its pavement, so visitors walk on the roof of shops housed in the ground floor arcades. Further on, Rathausplatz is su..

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Hotels Thun

  • Freienhof

    Hotel CH - 3600 Thun

    In a central and quiet location just a short walk from Thun's Old Town, the Freienhof is located on a small peninsula on the River Aare. Free WiFi is available. Innovative Swiss and international cuisine can be enjoyed in the Freienhof's restaurant...

  • Hotel Restaurant Holiday Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Gwattstrasse 1 CH - 3604 Thun

    Prix Prices from : 126 CHF

    Located just outside Thun, directly at the marina and next to one of Europe's most beautiful public beaches, the Hotel Holiday is an ideal choice for vacations, seminars and business trips. Enjoy a wonderful view of Lake Thun and the splendid panora..

  • Hotel Krone Thun

    Obere Hauptgasse 2 CH - 3600 Thun

    Situated in the heart of the Old Town of Thun, this 4-star hotel is only steps away from the Aare River and Town Hall. Guests can choose from 2 restaurants and a lounge. The spacious rooms at Hotel Krone Thun feature cable TV, a minibar, and a safe...

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Restaurants Thun

  • Arts Schloss Schadau Comfortable and pleasant restaurant 

    Seestr. 45 CH - 3600 Thun

    This 19th Century castle is idyllically situated in a park beside the lake and will delight you with its rooms decorated with stucco and lovely wood paintings and the beautiful terrace.

  • Freienhof Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Freienhofgasse 3 CH - 3600 Thun

  • dasRestaurant Comfortable restaurant 

    Seestr. 47 CH - 3600 Thun

    This fresh and appealing restaurant offers a stylish, modern decor and lovely views over the lake and park. The international menu mirrors the seasons. More concise menu at lunchtimes.

  • Burehuus Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Frutigenstrasse 44 CH - 3600 Thun

    Prettily restored 200 year-old farmhouse containing a cheerfully designed restaurant on two levels. The good regional food is also served on the large terrace at the back. Lower priced set menus are available at lunchtime.

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