Lake Thun – the heart of the Bernese Alps

Recreation, relaxation and culture by Lake Thun

Lake Thun

The deep blue Lake Thun is the largest lake in the Bernese Oberland, which is entirely located in the canton of Bern. Spanning 47.69 km2, Lake Thun affords views of green meadows, forests and an endless backdrop of Alpine peaks that include the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. It was within this landscape that in 1835, steamships became the first means of mass transport to bring guests across Lake Thun to Interlaken. To this day, one steamship – the «Blümlisalp» – clatters and puffs its way across the clear blue waters of Lake Thun. During the unhurried two-hour trip from Thun to Interlaken, you can indulge in fine cuisine while casting admiring gazes at the castles on the banks and the mountains beyond.

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Travel Information


Bus nr. 21 from Interlaken Ost or West to Neuhaus (direction Thun) runs at :06 & :38 throughout the day taking 5 - 10min

This bus is free with your guest card and runs every 30 minutes from Interlaken Ost or West.

Arrival by bus


Thanks to its central location in the heart of Switzerland, Interlaken is easily accessible by train from anywhere.

A short bus ride from train stations will get you to Lake. the views are nicer from the bus, you don't need to focus on driving

Arrival by train


You can drive 10 min from Interlaken around the lake and we will be able to see the scenery from the road while driving

There are places where we can stop and enjoy the scenery.Towns where you can stop are Spiez and Thun

Arrival by car


A boat trip at the lake is a great way to explore the area and can be combined with a visit to one of castles

Be sure to check the timetable to decide which way is more efficient for your needs

Arrival by ship