Lake Thun: Top Attractions, Hotels, Restaurants, Cafes and Map

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Lake Thun is the ninth largest lake in Switzerland and the largest lake in the country located in a single canton.

The Lake Thun region has charming towns and offers excellent options for hotels, restaurants, and cafes.

Check below all the tips and information for you to plan an amazing itinerary in the region.

Where is the Lake Thun

Lake Thun is an alpine lake located in the canton of Bern in Switzerland.

Major Attractions Along Lake Thun

1. Schloss Thun

Schloss ThunPhoto Credit: Manuel Boxler

Schloss Thun is a castle built around 1200 with a majestic medieval hall.

The castle houses permanent and special exhibitions. From the castle towers, you can enjoy impressive views of Thun.

Schlossberg 1, 3600 Thun, Switzerland

Site: schlossthun.ch

2. Schloss Spiez

Schloss SpiezPhoto Credit: Chris Kaeppeli

The Schloss Spiez complex houses a museum, church, and gardens. The museum explains the history of the location and the former owners of the castle.

The castle also hosts art exhibitions and has a tower that offers a beautiful 360º panoramic view.

Schlossstrasse 16, 3700 Spiez, Switzerland

Site: www.schloss-spiez.ch

3. Schloss Oberhofen

Schloss OberhofenPhoto Credit: Caterina Berger

Schloss Oberhofen is a romantic castle and former residence until the mid-20th century. The exhibition focuses on the former occupants of the castle.

The castle complex has a park and a restaurant.

Schloss 4, 3653 Oberhofen am Thunersee, Switzerland

Site: www.schlossoberhofen.ch

Related Tour: Lake Thun + Lake Brienz Boat Trip

+ Attractions in the Lake Thun Region

Panoramabrücke Sigriswil – pedestrian bridge overlooking Lake Thun and Mountains.

Schloss Hünegg – museum, park, and cafe in a castle with original furniture.

Beatenberg-Niderhorn – ski resort offering summer and winter activities.

Weissenau Nature Reserve – nature reserve with castle ruins and a walking area along the lake.

Top Hotels along the Lake Thun

1. Congress Hotel Seepark

Congress Hotel Seepark©Congress Hotel Seepark

Congress Hotel Seepark is an elegant hotel overlooking the lake.

All rooms are equipped with a TV, work desk, and minibar.

The hotel has a spa and gym.

Seestrasse 47, 3602 Thun, Switzerland

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2. BEATUS Wellness- & Spa-Hotel

BEATUS Wellness- & Spa-Hotel©BEATUS Wellness- & Spa-Hotel

BEATUS Wellness- & Spa-Hotel is a spectacular hotel located on the shores of Lake Thun.

Rooms are elegantly decorated and equipped with a flat-screen TV and minibar. Some rooms have a balcony. Some rooms have a balcony.

The hotel has an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, a spa, and a private beach.

Seestrasse 300, 3658 Merligen, Switzerland

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3. Hotel Restaurant Bellevue au Lac

Hotel Restaurant Bellevue au Lac©Hotel Restaurant Bellevue au Lac

Hotel Restaurant Bellevue au Lac is located directly on the shores of the lake.

Rooms are equipped with a TV, work desk, and minibar.

The hotel has a restaurant serving Swiss and international cuisine.

Staatsstrasse 1, 3652 Hilterfingen, Switzerland

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4. Schloss Schadau

Schloss Schadau©Schloss Schadau

The Schloss Schadau is a hotel located in a historic castle-like building close to the shores of the lake.

Rooms are equipped with a TV and a work desk. Some rooms have a balcony.

The hotel has a restaurant.

Seestrasse 45, 3600 Thun, Switzerland

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5. Deltapark Vitalresort

Deltapark Vitalresort©Deltapark Vitalresort

Deltapark Vitalresort is a hotel with modern facilities on the shores of Lake Thun.

The rooms have a TV, work desk, and minibar.

The hotel has two swimming pools, a gym, and a spa.

Deltapark AG, Deltaweg 29, 3645 Gwatt, Switzerland

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6. Hotel Krone Thun

Hotel Krone Thun©Hotel Krone Thun

Hotel Krone Thun is a charming hotel with an excellent location in the center of Thun close to the banks of the Aare river.

The rooms are cozy and have a TV and a work desk.

Obere Hauptgasse 2, 3600 Thun, Switzerland

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7. Schönbühl Hotel & Restaurant Lake Thun

Schönbühl Hotel & Restaurant Lake Thun©Schönbühl Hotel & Restaurant Lake Thun

Schönbühl Hotel & Restaurant Lake Thun is a hotel with great value for money on the shores of Lake Thun.

Rooms have a TV, work desk, and balcony.

The hotel has a restaurant.

Dorfstrasse 47, 3652 Hilterfingen, Switzerland

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8. Parkhotel Gunten – Beach & Spa

Parkhotel Gunten – Beach & Spa©Parkhotel Gunten – Beach & Spa

The Parkhotel Gunten – Beach & Spa is another excellent hotel option on the shores of the lake and is home to a spa and sauna with panoramic views.

The rooms have a TV and a work desk.

Seestrasse 90, 3654 Gunten, Switzerland

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9. Hotel Eden Spiez

Hotel Eden Spiez©Hotel Eden Spiez

Hotel Eden Spiez offers comfortable accommodation, some offering views of Schloss Spiez.

The rooms have a TV, work desk, kettle, and minibar.

The hotel has an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, and a spa.

Seestrasse 58, 3700 Spiez, Switzerland

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10. Belvédère Strandhotel

Belvédère Strandhotel©Belvédère Strandhotel

Belvédère Strandhotel is a hotel located on the shores of the lake with a private beach, an outdoor pool, and a spa.

All rooms are equipped with a TV, work desk, coffee machine, and minibar.

Schachenstrasse 39, 3700 Spiez, Switzerland

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11. Strandhotel Seeblick

Strandhotel Seeblick©Strandhotel Seeblick

Located on the shores of the lake, Strandhotel Seeblick offers modern accommodation and great value for money.

The rooms have a TV, work desk, and coffee machine.

The hotel has two pools and a spa.

Interlakenstrasse 81, 3705 Faulensee, Switzerland

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Restaurants and Cafes near the Lake Thun

Fondü-Hüsli – charming Swiss restaurant on the banks of the Aare River located in the Hotel Krone Thun. Rathauspl. 1, 3600 Thun, Switzerland. Site: www.krone-thun.ch. Price: $$.

Restaurant Waisenhaus – Italian restaurant with a terrace overlooking the Untere Schleuse Brücke bridge and river. Bälliz 61, 3600 Thun, Switzerland. Site: www.bindella.ch. Price: $$.

Zunfthaus zu Metzgern – Swiss specialty restaurant, salads, and pizza. Untere Hauptgasse 2, 3600 Thun, Switzerland. Site: www.zumetzgern.ch. Price: $$.

Kaffeemühle – cafeteria that serves options for snacks, salads, and soups according to the menu of the day and options for coffee, tea, etc. Bälliz 40, 3600 Thun, Swizerland. Site: www.kaffeemuehle-thun.ch. Price: $$.

Reber am Plätzli AG – cafe, confiserie, and restaurant with a terrace overlooking the river. Obere Hauptgasse 76, 3600 Thun, Switzerland. Site: www.reber-amplaetzli.ch. Price: $$.

Alporto – pizzeria located near the Schloss Spiez. Schachenstrasse 3, 3700 Spiez, Switzerland. Site: seegarten-marina.ch. Price: $$.

Dolce Vita Spiez – ice cream parlor on the shores of the lake. Seestrasse 69, 3700 Spiez, Switzerland. Site: www.dolcevita-spiez.ch. Price: $.

Riviera by Elio – restaurant and pizzeria at Hotel Riviera on the shores of Lake Thun. Seestrasse 67, 3700 Spiez, Switzerland. Site: www.riviera-spiez.ch. Price: $$$.

Eden Beach Bar-Lounge – restaurant with a terrace on the lake. Seestrasse 12, 3654 Gunten, Switzerland. Site: www.edenbeach-gunten.ch. Price: $$.

Ländte – Swiss restaurant located near Schloss Oberhofen. Schoren 17, 3653 Oberhofen am Thunersee. Switzerland. Site: www.laendte.ch. Price: $$.

Shopping Malls, Stores and Department Stores near the Lake Thun

MANOR Thun – Swiss department store in the center of Thun. Bahnhofstrasse 3, 3601 Thun, Switzerland. Site: www.manor.ch.

Loeb Warenhaus Thun – Swiss department store. Bälliz 39, 3600 Thun, Switzerland. Site: loeb.ch.

Coop City Thun Kyburg – Swiss retailer and wholesaler. Schwäbisgasse 1, 3600 Thun, Switzerland. Site: www.coop.ch.

BEO CENTER – mall that houses an Outlet King store with several product options, a COOP store, and an ALDI supermarket. Simmentalstrasse 50, 3700 Spiez, Switzerland. Site: www.beo-center.com.

Orell Füssli Thun – bookstore in the center of Thun. Bälliz 60, 3600 Thun, Switzerland. Site: www.orellfuessli.ch.

Läderach – famous Swiss chocolate shop. Bälliz 19, 3600 Thun, Switzerland. Site: laderach.com.

How to get to Lake Thun

The Lake Thun region can be easily accessed by train from many cities in Switzerland.

Thun is located 1 hour 20 minutes by train from Zurich, 20 minutes from Bern, and 1 hour 32 minutes from Lausanne.

Lake Thun Map

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