8 days in Thun Itinerary

8 days in Thun Itinerary

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Thun
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Thun

Thun ©
Thun is a town and a municipality in the administrative district of Thun in the canton of Bern in Switzerland with about 43,783 inhabitants, as of 31 December 2013.It is located where the Aare flows out of Lake Thun, 30km south of Bern.Besides tourism, machine and precision instrument engineering, the largest garrison in the country, the food industry, armaments and publishing are of economic importance to Thun.The official language of Thun is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.HistoryThe area of what is now Thun was inhabited since the Neolithic age (mid-3rd millennium BC). Venture out of the city with trips to Oeschinen Lake (in Kandersteg), Bern (Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), Clock Tower - Zytglogge, & more) and Gruyeres (Castle of Gruyeres & HR Giger Museum). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Thunersee, fly like a bird with Swissgliders, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, and get great views at The Cathedral of Bern.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Thun day trip website .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Z├╝rich Airport, Bern Belp Airport and Basel Mulhouse Freiburg. July in Thun sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thun

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bern, Lenk im Simmental, Neuchatel, Gruyeres, Rochers-de-Naye
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Swissgliders ©
Swissgliders
Thunersee ©
Thunersee
Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)