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Summer in the City of Thun

Summer in the city – discover the summer highlights of Thun

Enjoyable, colourful and invigorating – that’s summer in Thun. From the discovery of historic bridges to puzzle solving in the castle and yoga by the lake.. «Z Thun louft öppis» – Summer in the city! Every day from 11 July to 14 August 2022, with weekly repeats.

  • Range of events in Thun, 11 July to 14 August

  • Enjoy shopping and the urban lifestyle

  • Cuisine and cosy times in charming eateries

  • Browse fresh produce and weekly markets

  • Explore the unexpected and be surprised on a town tour

  • Hunt for treasure at historic Thun Castle

  • Take a colourful Ferris wheel ride

  • Yoga by the lake and accompanied swimming in the Aare create the perfect holiday mood

  • All events are offered free of charge (unless otherwise stated). Events are subject to change.

Summer city in pictures

Treasure hunt at Thun Castle

Bring your ingenuity and instinct as you follow hidden clues and solve some fiendish riddles with your family amid the medieval ambience of Thun Castle. Will you crack the code on the treasure chest?

  • Every Monday, 11 July to 8 August

  • 10.00  – 17.00h

  • Thun Castle

  • Family ticket CHF 20, including museum entrance

  • No registration required

  • Language: German

Urban swimming with the lifeguards

What could be more refreshing than a dip in the cool waters of the Aare? Enjoy the experience in the company of a seasoned lifeguard and learn how to swim the Aare safely.

  • Every Tuesday, 12 July to 9 August

  • 19.00 – 20.30h (approx.)

  • Behind the Rathaus (town hall)

  • Free participation

  • Register by 22.00h on the previous Monday via  www.rescueteam.ch; for good swimmers only, number of participants limited

Weekly market

Crispy salads, cheese, sausages, fresh flowers and all manner of hand-made goods – at the weekly market in the heart of Thun, you will find exactly what you are looking for. Enjoy the hustle and bustle, and the enchanting scents and colours.

  • Every Wednesday, 13 July to 10 August

  • 7.00 – 18.30h

  • Bälliz

Trampelwurm tour on late opening days

After shopping, why not have another ride around town aboard the Trampelwurm? During the summer holiday period, Thun’s famous cycle-train makes regular rounds of the town centre. Hop aboard and enjoy the ride – and keep cycling!

  • Every Thursday, 14 July to 11 August

  • 16.00 – 19.00h
    Departures every 15 minutes

  • Waisenhausplatz (between Waisenhaus and the Zähringer pharmacy)

  • Duration of tour: Approx. 10 minutes

  • Free participation

  • No registration required

Evening market

Want to do your groceries at the evening market and buy organic vegetables, cheese, bread, herbal mixtures, or colourful flowers? Everything is presented lovingly by the little, manually working organic shops from all over the region on the Waisenhausplatz (Orphanage Square).

  • Every Thursday, 14 July to 11 August

  • 16.00 – 19.00h

  • Waisenhausplatz

City Tour "Thun's bridges (Best Of)"

Cross the water and receive some interesting facts about the construction and the history of Thun's bridges on the short, guided tour. Why are the bridges made of wood and why were they built exactly at that place? Today, the bridges overcome obstacles that were "unbridgeable" in the past.

  • Every Friday, 15 July to 12 August

  • 18.00 – 18.45h

  • Rathausplatz fountain

  • Free participation

  • No registration required

  • Language: German

Weekly & fresh produce market

For vegetables, fruits, flowers, olives, cheese, dairy products, home-made pasta, cooking oils, cress, meat, fish, farmhouse bread, pastries, jam, treacle and much more. Looking for quality and sustainability as well as organic and regional produce for your kitchen? Then you could do no better than visit the fresh produce market.

  • Every Saturday, 16 July to 13 August

  • 7.00 – 17.00h in the Bälliz

  • 8.00 –12.00h on the Rathausplatz

Summer cinema at Thun Castle with "Heidi"

A special experience is now presented in the knights' hall: summer cinema for children, featuring "Heidi, the movie". Amazing holiday fun awaits families in a medieval atmosphere. The movie is in Swiss German.

  • Every Saturday, 16 July to 13 August

  • 19.00 – 21.00h

  • Thun Castle Museum

  • Adults CHF 15, children CHF 5

  • Register via info@schlossthun.ch

  • Language: Swiss German

Yoga by the lake

Start your Sunday with an enjoyable hour of yoga in Schadaupark. Drink in the breathtaking panorama as you boost your physical health, effectively counterbalancing the everyday routine. Beginners and advanced practitioners welcome.

  • Every Sunday, 17 July to 14 August

  • 10.00 – 11.00h

  • Schadaupark (concrete pillars)

  • Free participation

  • Find information about the yoga class from 5pm the evening before on yogabude.ch

  • Please bring your own yoga mat or beach towel

Ride the big wheel to dizzy heights

From Friday 15 July to Sunday 14 August, the large and colourful Ferris wheel returns to Mühleplatz. As darkness falls, ride the big wheel to dizzy heights – and be enchanted by the colours and lights of Thun.

  • Monday till Thursday, 13.30 – 22.30h

  • Friday, 13.30 – 23.30h

  • Saturday, 9.00 – 23.30h

  • Sunday, 11.00 – 22.30h

  • Adults CHF 8 per trip
    Children CHF 5 per trip (up to the age of 6)

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