Early Romanesque castle church with high chancel, crypt and frescoes. Medieval castle: fortified tower with 13th
Century graffiti, palace, Gothic rooms and kitchen. Baroque interior: banqueting hall with stucco work, furniture and paintings. Temporary exhibitions, concerts in the castle, castle grounds.
Niesen – Lake Thun’s own Pyramid
The funicular takes you up to an altitude of 2336m. The stairway that runs parallel to the Niesen funicular has a total of 11,674 steps, which according to the Guiness Book of Records makes it the world's longest stairway. From the Niesen Kulm you have a wonderful panoramic view of the Bernese Alps, down into the Simmen and Frutig valleys and over Lake Thun. The Niesen Kulm mountain guest-house is renowned for its raclette evenings.
The historical castle and the picturesque Old Town, the parks and promenades, the lake and the Alps in the background provide a unique setting for Switzerland's thenth largest city. Thun, the city of the Alps, has been a regional center for hundreds of years. Visitors will find markets, exhibitions, concerts and many other attractive cultural events in Thun.
The Mystery Park consists of seven theme worlds arranged in a circle around the Mystery City. A glass corridor links the theme worlds with each other and with the Mystery City. The theme worlds bring you closer to the great mysteries of our world in varied and exhilarating fashion. Step inside and rediscover the real meaning of astonishment.
St. Beatus Caves
On the east bank of Lake Thun, in the immediate vicinity of the holiday town of Interlaken, the St. Beatus Caves reach far into the interior of the mighty Niederhorn massif. Legend has it that this monumental natural construction, fashioned over millions of years, served St. Beatus as a safe refuge in the 6th century. Whereas in the 18th century the picturesque Pilgrims' Path was the only access, the popular St. Beatus Caves are nowadays easy to reach by boat, bus or car.
Jungfrauregion – Top of Europe
100% guarantee of snow & ice! The Sphinx observation hall and terrace, the glistening Ice Palace, a walk on the eternal snows of the Jungfrau plateau. Amazing all- year-round attractions on the Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe! The Ice Gateway links the Ice Palace with the glacier plateau. Experience the high-Alpine winterworld at close quarters - in all four seasons and in all weathers - from the shelter of this innovative new building.
Schilthorn – Piz Gloria
The Schilthorn, the longest aerial cableway in the Alps and the steep snowy slopes provided the perfect location for thrilling action scenes in the James Bond film "On Her Majesty's Secret Service". An incomparable setting, dramatic views of snow-covered mountain peaks and a modern aerial cableway gliding all the way to the mountain summit, led United Artists to choose the Schilthorn as a stage for their spectacular production.