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Thun Castle

Built by the Zähringen dukes in the 12th century, Thun castle towers over the Aare River and Lake Thun.

by Michelle Bailat-Jones

From its four towers enjoy a breathtaking panorama taking in the city, the sapphire waters of the lake, and the wonder of the Bernese Alps. The Knight’s Hall is a rare surviving hall of its type, one of the largest medieval halls in Switzerland. Now a museum showcasing the 4,000 years of history in the region, the castle is home to rare artifacts including a tapestry captured from the Duke of Burgundy in 1476, knights’ armour and weapons from the Middle Ages, Roman coins, and antique toys.

For more ideas on how to Do, Dine and Spend in Thun and beyond, visit our Destinations pages.


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