Things to do in Thun

Our most recommended things to do in Thun

Interlaken: Funicular Ticket to Harder Kulm

1. Interlaken: Funicular Ticket to Harder Kulm

If Interlaken had a king, he would reside on the Harder Kulm. Take a short walk from the Interlaken-Ost railway station to the Harder Kulm Railway valley station. From there, hop on the funicular in Interlaken and climb up the mountainside. Enjoy stunning views of the scenic mountain landscape. Once you ride to the top, check out the viewing platform which is 1,322 meters (!) above sea level. Marvel at the snowy peaks of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. Enjoy the spectacular view from the “Two-Lakes- Bridge,” where you can see the sapphire-blue lakes Brienz and Thun. Feel the thrill of standing on top of a glass-bottomed viewing platform. If you look down, you’ll really get to see what 1,322 meters look like. Visit the restaurant on top of the Harder Kulm. Although the restaurant looks like a castle, you won’t need to be a king to enjoy royal service. Relax as you admire the magnificent view of the sun setting behind the mountains. Choose when you want to make your descent down the mountain. Trains leave every 30 minutes and the last departure is at 9:40 pm.

Interlaken: Boat Day Pass on Lake Thun and Lake Brienz

2. Interlaken: Boat Day Pass on Lake Thun and Lake Brienz

Experience blue-green lakes, picturesque chalet villages and eternally white mountain summits. Marvel at the beauty of the landscape while relaxing on board a boat that glides over the emerald waters of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz.   Visit these two famous lakes with this customizable day trip. Simply choose your preferred date, then take a boat cruise to discover the lakes’ sights at your own pace. Depart from are Thun, Interlaken West, Interlaken East (Ost), or Brienz. Check out famous sights such as the St. Beatus Caves, the Giessbach Falls or the many castles around the lake, or simply sit back and soak in the views of the Bernese Oberland mountains.   How you spend your day is up to you. Make as you many trips along the routes around the lakes and fill your day with new memories.

From Zürich: Glacier Express Train Round-Trip Private Tour

3. From Zürich: Glacier Express Train Round-Trip Private Tour

Travel on the worldwide known Glacier-Express-Train with a private guide. Enjoy a round trip by train and spend four hours on the panoramic coach from Chur to Brig, crossing 291 bridges, passing 91 tunnels, and climbing up to approximately 7000 feet (2033m) above sea level by train. Experience travel on the Glacier-Express while passing spectacular valleys and mountains. According to your preferences, a short walk around in Chur or Brig can take place (while transfer times to/from Glacier Express). Your guide will show you the changing landscape, answer your questions about the country and its people, and show you a few places away from the tourist flow.

Glacier Express Train Roundtrip Private Tour from Luzern

4. Glacier Express Train Roundtrip Private Tour from Luzern

Travel on the worldwide known "Glacier-Express-Train" with your private tour guide, just you and your guide. Enjoy a round trip by train and spend four hours on the panoramic coach from Chur to Brig. Enjoy the travel on the Glacier-Express while passing spectacular valleys and mountains, crossing 291 bridges, passing 91 tunnels, and climbing up to approximately 7000 feet (2033m) above sea level by train. According to your preferences, a short walk around in Chur or Brig can take place. Allow your guide to accompany you, showing you the changing landscape and answering your questions about the country and its people. Take the chance to see a few places away from the tourist flow.

Glacier Express Train Roundtrip Private Tour from Bern

5. Glacier Express Train Roundtrip Private Tour from Bern

Travel on the worldwide known "Glacier-Express-Train" with your private tour guide, just you and your guide. Enjoy a round trip by train and spend four hours on the panoramic coach from Chur to Brig. Enjoy the travel on the Glacier-Express while passing spectacular valleys and mountains, crossing 291 bridges, passing 91 tunnels, and climbing up to approximately 7000 feet (2033m) above sea level by train. According your preferences, a short walk around in Chur or Brig can take place. Allow your guide to accompany you, showing you the changing landscape and answering your questions about the country and its people. Take the chance to see a few places away from the tourist flow.

Geneva: Day Trip to Interlaken

6. Geneva: Day Trip to Interlaken

Explore Interlaken Interlaken is an ideal starting point for countless excursions. Over 45 mountain railways, cable cars, chair lifts and ski lifts lead to 200 kilometers of pistes and a dense network of hiking trails. Excursion ships, including historic paddle steamers, ply the waters of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz.  Take the Schilthorn Cable Car & Mountain View  If you’re a fan of “ James Bond,” then you’ll be a huge fan of Schilthorn in Switzerland. This is where On Her Majesty’s Secret Service was filmed, and is, of course, home to the world’s longest aerial cable-car system. Here, marvel at the most stirring, panoramic views in Switzerland with over 200 mountain peaks and endless glaciers and lakes.  Visit Lake Thun  The small town of Thun at the western end of the lake with the same name is the gateway to the Bernese Oberland. It boasts a medieval Old Town, a mighty castle and an attractive pedestrian zone. Lake boats sail Lake Thun all year round. In summer a magnificently restored historic paddle steamer plies the lake. 

Bern: Private 26-Minute Lake Thun Helicopter Flight

7. Bern: Private 26-Minute Lake Thun Helicopter Flight

Meet the friendly staff at Bern-Belp airport. After a short safety briefing, you will take a seat in the helicopter. The next 26 minutes go by quickly as you experience a scenic helicopter flight. Admire the spectacular views of Lake Thun, the mountains of Niesen, Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau, and the Spiez and Oberhofen castles. On the way back, the helicopter flies over Justistal and Emmental.  After a safe landing back at Bern airport, you will receive a souvenir to remember your thrilling helicopter flight. You will also be able to download pictures of your flight without any extra costs.

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What people are saying about Thun

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 42 reviews

This is an unforgettable trip, one of the most beautiful places you can visit when looking for tranquility and peace. Even when one of the lakes was not accessible, I enjoyed it very much, it is an incredible place with views that take your breath away. The boat makes several stops before reaching its final destination to enrich the views of the different enchanted villages around Lake Thun. The waiter, a very well prepared man with a great sense of kindness, was a very good guide during the journey. Thank you very much.

Tour that makes it easy to stop in the towns by the lake, to visit and to take the boat back a little later. The flight attendants are welcoming regardless of the company. The tour easily allows us making stops in the lake cities so you can visit and take another boat 1 or 2 hours later. Staff is welcoming whatever the company.

It was a smooth ride. However the details need to clearer that one needs to board twice in a day for covering both lakes and respective timings. I had to call the get ur guide team to seek clarity.

We sailed Lake Brienz and stopped at Giessbach Falls. It was wonderful! We returned on the steamship, which is a great vessel.

The most beautiful view of the blue water, charming cities, mountains on both lake & cheers to making friends on our boat!