Thun

Old Mar 20th, 2012, 01:49 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 4
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thun

I have friends coming to Nyon for a second visit. Last time they came we took them to Gruyere, Annecy, Berne and Yvoire.
We have some days out arranged but I would like to take them on a rail day trip. I thought about Lucerne but don't want to subject them to a long train journey if there are more interesting places we could visit.
Angela022 is offline  
Old Mar 20th, 2012, 05:21 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 57,890
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
If you're asking about Thun - it's a cute small town with covered (I think double level shopping streets, a charming castle (that seems to be incredibly vertical) and a lake you can take a steamer trip on. We spent a rainy day there when we were staying in Interlaken waiting for the skies to clear so we could ascend the Jungfraujoch.
nytraveler is offline  
Old Mar 20th, 2012, 06:21 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 4,336
Likes: 0
Received 12 Likes on 1 Post
While Thun Castle is fine, I enjoyed photographing Oberhofen Castle much more.

I didn't find Thun itself worth a full day. I believe the double level shopping street that nytraveler refers to is only one street. There are some flower-bedecked covered bridges over the river and some riverside restaurants which are nice.

Between Thun and Interlaken, you can also visit St. Beatus caves... can't comment on it as I didn't stop there.
joannyc is offline  
Old Mar 21st, 2012, 04:25 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 2,003
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I personally much prefer Brienz for its traditional wooden chalets climbing steeply uphill from the lakeshore (boat ride anyone?), white-capped mountains ringing the area--much more picturesque, with the Freilichtmuseum Ballenberg just a ten minute ride uphill...beautiful history in a pretty wooded setting.
mokka4 is offline  
Old Mar 21st, 2012, 04:34 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 2,003
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Or much closer to home, what about Bern or Murten with cruises on Murtensee? www.murtentourismus.ch/en
mokka4 is offline  
Old Mar 21st, 2012, 05:35 AM
  #6  
ira
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 74,699
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I agree with Mokka about Brienz.

While you're there, how about a visit to the Reichenbach Falls - scene of the fateful battle between Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty?

ira is offline  
Old Mar 21st, 2012, 06:08 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 7,583
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
You could do Thun AND Spiez.

You could take a boat ride on Lake Thun to Interlaken West and back.

I have never been to Reichenbach Falls, but I have stopped off at "House of Dark Shadows" Hotel Geissbach on Lake Brienz. The hotel has a lovely terrasse restaurant and the Geissbach Falls are directly behind the hotel.

There are some very nice cafes along the river in Thun. There is a posh hotel there--I think it is called Beau Rivage--that has a beautiful terrasse overlooking the river and the picturesque covered bridge.

Tschuss,
Pepper
Pepper_von_snoot is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Love2TravlCC
Europe
35
Jul 31st, 2017 01:00 PM
jojoseph
Europe
8
Aug 8th, 2014 01:06 PM
jeno13
Europe
5
May 3rd, 2013 07:42 AM
sm2707
Europe
3
Feb 26th, 2013 06:25 PM
jerrylee
Europe
12
Jun 23rd, 2010 01:23 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:23 AM.