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Thun Castle

Viewpoint · Bernese Oberland · 593 m
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  • Von Schloss zu Schloss: Thun
    Von Schloss zu Schloss: Thun
Discover the landmark of the city of Thun
The medieval Thun Castle has been a majestic landmark of the city of Thun since the 12th century and it is impossible to imagine the townscape without it. The four white towers of the donjon on the castle hill can be seen from afar. The view of the mountain panorama, Lake Thun and the old town of Thun is well worth a visit.
 
Whether the sun is shining or it is raining outside - Thun Castle is open all year round. Discover the newly renovated museum castle with its high medieval knights' hall, the impressive roof truss from 1434 or enjoy the impressive panoramic view from one of the towers. The exhibition in the castle museum will delight young and old alike and send you on a journey through time over the last 800 years. It's worth taking a look at the calendar of events at Thun Castle before your visit. From classical concerts to special illuminations - culture is celebrated at Thun Castle.

Discover the castle with children's eyes

Children can celebrate their birthday at the castle or discover the castle in a playful way. A sweet reward awaits you in the "Made in Thun" search fun, and in the "detective game" your children can crack a code and open a mysterious box. Furthermore, children are trained to become knights on the knight trail in Thun Castle, Oberhofen and Spiez.

Treasure trove of history

The castle built by the Dukes of Zähringen is a true treasure trove of history. Learn more about the impressive history of the castle thanks to an audio guide in German, English, French, Italian or Chinese. Or how about a guided tour of the castle to learn more about the background of this Swiss cultural asset? You can also combine a visit to the museum with a dinner at the Schlossberg restaurant and hotel.

Rittersaal for royal occasions

Are you looking for a suitable hall for your wedding, birthday party or company event? The Knights' Hall can be rented from mid-March to mid-November. The acoustics in this hall are excellent. 

Photo tip: View from the castle tower

A unique view awaits you in the castle towers. Enjoy the breathtaking panorama of the Bernese Alps, the old town and Lake Thun. The castle tower is the perfect place for your souvenir photo.

Your highlights at a glance

  • Panoramic view of the old town of Thun, Lake Thun and the mountains
  • Open all year
  • Weather-independent excursion destination
  • Castle tours can be booked

To note, to make your trip perfect

  • Inquire in advance about the current opening hours
  • Book a guided tour of the castle in advance
  • Wheelchair users should find out in advance about accessibility
Personal tip
"I walked from the old town of Thun along the stone steps towards Thun Castle. At the top, a beautiful view of the Stockhorn and the surrounding mountains awaited me. When I walked through the entrance gate into the inner courtyard of the castle, I felt transported back to the Middle Ages."
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Update: August 26, 2022

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2'614'643E 1'178'740N
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46.759680, 7.630305
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46°45'34.8"N 7°37'49.1"E
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32T 395402 5179369
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Thun Castle

Schlossberg 1
3600 Thun
Phone +41 33 223 20 01

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