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Thun Hotel Travel Guide
 

General information

 Thun is in the canton of Berne, Switzerland. It suited at the western end of the Lake Thun, is 30 kilometers away from south of Bern. There are interesting castles and ancient Romanesque churches in Thun, it is a famous resort in Switzerland.

 Location

Longitude (east)

7° 37’ 47’’

Latitude (north)

46° 45’ 37’’

Elevation

Rathausplatz

559 m

Highest point: Dürrenbergwald

1172 m

Lowest point: Aare/Lerchenfeld

552 m

Lake, average water level

557.6 m

Area

Total

21.7 km² (100%)

Residential, traffic

10.3 km² (48%)

Agricultural

4.8 km² (22%)

Forest, water

4.5 km² (21%)

Military use

1.9 km² (9%)

Population

Total residents

42,319 (100%)

Registered voters

30,451 (72%)

Foreigners

4,896 (11.5%)

Religious affiliation

Evangelical

26,925 (64%)

Roman Catholic

6,051 (14%)

Christian Catholic

60 (0,1%)

Non-denominational

6,902 (16%)

Other

2,381 (6%)



Tourist attractions

 The old town of Thun has special architecture, its architectural style with the mezzanine and subterranean floors is unique throughout Europe. It is suitable for living, people enjoy the relax city life and ideal location.

 Kunstmuseum Thun is located on the banks of the River Aare with a view of the mountain backdrop of Thun. It collects important classic Swiss modern art, Swiss Pop Art works.

 Schlossmuseum is one of the most famous historic museums in Switzerland, the museum houses an important collection representing the region’s history. It offers museum educational service for children, age-coordinated topics offer living history learning experiences for entire school classes.

Berntorscheune is an ancient traditional barn, it was built in 1655 by master carpenter Hans Eimann for Venner Jakob Rubin.

 The church stairway is known as the Stalden or steep path, the stairs were rebuilt by master carpenter Johann Boxdörfer in 1818.

Thun Panorama is the oldest remaining rotunda painting in the world. The monumental rotunda is 7.5 meters high and 38 meters long. It has 200 years history. Only 21 panorama painting from the 19th century.

 

Activities

If you are looking for more action, there are numerous activities  to choose in Thun, water sports  include  sailing , wind-surfing and scuba diving, there is no limit to the possibilities.

Hiking: Thun is an ideal place for walking and hiking, the remarkable mountain landscape and the lake offer everything  for  hikers.

 Cycling and mountain biking: through the wooded and green area, offers beautiful views of the Bernese Alps.

 Bungee-jumping: try bungy jump from the 125 meters high cable car over the Hinterstocken lake on the Stockhom.

 Sailing: it benefits the excellent wind conditions on the Lake Thun.

 Ice hockey: the ice hockey club of Thun offers the best opportunity for 180 players from 5 to 50 years old.

 Cross country skiing: cross-country trails consist of 8km of classic and 12km skating trails.

  

Shopping

 If you are looking for something a little bit different, a rarity or just something typically Swiss, you are sure to find whatever you want in Thun. The shopping area of Thun is full of boutiques, pretty café’s and restaurants. Most of attractive boutiques, trendy second-hand shops and  the multicultural stores are located in  the Old town of Thun. Travelers can find ecological and biological products from the Thun region (vegetables, fruits, flowers, dairy products, homemade pasta, bread, jam, syrup, etc.) which directly from the farm in the fresh products market. The weekly market is held on every Wednesday and Saturday, you can find everything what you want.

 

Map of Thun

Map of Thun Switzerland

 

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