Thun Switzerland – Discover The Hidden Secrets of This Beautiful City
Thun is an excellent destination to travel to if you want to admire the beauty of nature in Switzerland. It is conveniently located in the centre of the Bernese Oberland region and it is a perfect mix of lake and mountain amidst mild weather that lasts well into autumn.
Thun’s most recognizable landmark is the Thun Castle, also known as “Schloss Thun”. With history going back all the way to when the first settlers arrived in the city in 2,500 B.C, this building has a lot of stories to tell. The castle’s fortification tower was built in 1180 and since then it has been converted into a museum with over five floors of cultural development. It houses historic artifacts from around 4,000 years, as well as medieval objects, weapons and uniforms from the 18th and 19th century. There is also the magnificent Knight’s Hall, restored in modern times but dating back to the 12th century.
The Old Town in Thun perfectly compliments the castle. With its raised pavements and museums you’ll feel like you have stepped back in time. In a way, the Old Town is highly traditional with the town church dating back to 1330, and the town hall erected in the 16th century. However, Thun has also caught up with modern times, as there are a few brand new cinemas in the town and many restaurants offering local and international cuisine. The top activity here, though, is shopping – with almost 1,000 shops offering anywhere from watches, sports equipment, and clothes to souvenirs, handicrafts, and art objects.
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