Popular Accommodations in Lake Thun
Highlights in Lake Thun
- Palace and tower of Oberhofen Castle
- Stalactite formations and captain's grotto in the St. Beatus caves
- Old town of Thun
- Hiking possibilities on the Jakobsweg
- Pile dwellings from the Bronze Age
Most popular in Lake Thun
Prices and availability
Vacation rentals in Lake Thun
On Lake Thun there are several towns and villages where you will find a fantastic infrastructure of shops and restaurants very close to the holiday home. A vacation rental directly on the lake shore offers you a perfect view and direct access to the water. In addition, the accommodation near the Diemtigtal Nature Park is ideal for reaching the hiking trails through natural landscapes in a short time.Enjoy numerous services in the holiday accommodations
The landlords on Lake Thun would like to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Therefore many different services are offered. Simply have your accommodation provider pick you up at the nearest railway station. Or take advantage of the bicycle, ski or boat rental facilities offered in some holiday apartments. On request there is sometimes also a breakfast delivered to the apartment.
Vacation in Lake Thun
Location and orientation
Lake Thun covers an area of almost 50 square kilometres in the Bernese Oberland. It is an alpine lake and at the same time the largest lake, located entirely in a canton in Switzerland. In some places the lake is up to 217 meters deep. The most important city on the lakeshore is Thun. Other towns on Lake Thun are Interlaken, Spiez, Oberhofen and Gunten.
Things to know
Only in 2016 did archaeologists make a spectacular discovery in Lake Thun. Parts of pile dwellings and the remains of a Bronze Age village were discovered in the lake. This sensational find now sheds new light on the settlement history of the region.
Many people live from fishing on Lake Thun. More than 50,000 kilograms of fish are caught here every year.
Top travel tips
Visit Oberhofen Castle, which is located in the community of the same name. The keep was built in the 12th century with a little tower, a late medieval palace and an access bridge. The residential wing dates from the 18th century. Worth seeing are also the stair tower, the chapel and the clock tower.2. Admire stalactite caves from the inside
Let yourself be led up to one kilometre deep into the St. Beatus Caves and observe the unique formations of the stalactite caves in the Niederhorn massif. The holy Beatus is said to have died here, which is why the caves bear his name. There is also a legend of a fire-breathing dragon that once lived here. Below the caves you will find a part of the Jakobsweg.3. Wonderful old town at the lake
A city stroll through Thun provides for varied hours. It is the third largest city in Bern and has a charming old town with many old buildings. Visit also the castle hill with Donjon from 1190.