Thun Castle

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Why Thun Castle
is special

It is a picturesque, well-preserved medieval structure dating back to the 12th century. Thun Castle now houses an interesting museum.

Thun Castle
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How to pronounce

Thun = toon.


The four turrets collectively provide an impressive panoramic view of the town and Aare River below - and of Lake Thun and the snow-capped Alps in the distance.


Its five floors showcase a broad collection of regional items, including weaponry, tapestries, ceramics, and toys. The Knight's Hall is the highlight room and is the venue for summertime concerts.

history in brief

The Dukes of Zahringen built it in 1195. The soaring, eye-catching trapezoidal roof was added two centuries later.

Other Thun attractions

Don't miss the photogenic Town Hall Square and its restored centuries-old buildings. If you have time, also visit Schadau C astle, home of the Gastronomy Museum.

Getting there

It's less than a half hour by train from the city of Bern.

Location in Switzerland

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