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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. Even this year – in fact, especially this year! Enjoy everything from cultural delicacies to thrills and chills at the castle and surfing. «Z Thun louft öppis» – Summer in the city! Every day from 10th July to 15th August, with weekly repeats.

  • Range of events in Thun, 10th July to 15th August

  • Live music and colourful juggling on the squares of Thun

  • Enjoy shopping and the urban lifestyle

  • Cuisine and cosy times in charming eateries

  • Browse fresh produce and weekly markets

  • Join a surprising and cultural town tour

  • Hunt for treasure at historic Thun Castle

  • Take a colourful Ferris wheel ride

  • River surfing and swimming in the Aare – for the ultimate holiday feeling

  • All events are offered free of charge (unless otherwise stated) and may depend on the weather. 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, 13 July – 10 August

  • 10.00  – 17.00h

  • Thun Castle

  • Family ticket CHF 20, including museum entrance

  • No registration required

"Best of Thun" tour

Delve into the history of Thun as you discover hidden corners and surprising spots. This tour combines the high points of the many town walks offered by TTST Thun-Thunersee Tourismus. The city tour is free. You are welcome to join the tour on impulse.

  • Every Monday, 13 July – 10 August

  • 17.30 – 18.15h

  • Rathausplatz fountain, Thun

  • Free participation

  • Register by emailing thun@thunersee.ch or calling Tel. +41 33 225 90 00, number of participants limited

Solo, Duo, Trio

Acoustic delicacies, rhythmic guitars, imaginative word plays and flights of cabaret-inspired fancy – every Tuesday, regional artists delight visitors with bite-sized cultural performances.

  • Every Tuesday, 7 July to 11 August

  • 18.30 – 19.00h

  • Viehmarktplatz, Thun

     

  • Free participation

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, 15 July to 12 August

  • 7.00 – 18.30h

  • Bälliz, Thun

Late opening with busking

Shopping and busking make for a tempting Thursday evening! With the shops staying open late, stroll through the heart of Thun and enjoy captivating street sounds at three sites. Feel free to place some coins in the hat.

  • Every Thursday, 16 July to 13 August

  • 17.30 – 20.00h

  • Rathausplatz, Waisenhausplatz, Bälliz (Thun)

Summer of juggling

Street performers come to Thun! Savour a unique atmosphere and marvel at the skilful jugglers. Every Friday evening magicians, comedians and acrobats vie for the favours of a live audience on three of Thun’s squares. Feel free to place some coins in the hat.

  • Every Friday, 10 July to 14 August

  • 17.30 – 20.00h

  • Rathausplatz, Waisenhausplatz, Bälliz (Thun)

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, 11 July to 15 August

  • 7.00 – 17.00h in the Bälliz

  • 8.00 –12.00h on the Rathausplatz

Night at the museum

Come to the Thun Castle Museum one evening and, armed with a torch, pick your way through the ancient rooms. Unforgettable sights and moments to send shivers down your spine are promised. Registration is required for this nocturnal adventure.

  • Every Saturday, 11 July to 15 August

  • 18.30 – 19.30h for families
    21.00 – 22.00h for adults (12 and up)

  • Thun Castle Museum

  • Adults CHF 15, children CHF 5

  • Registration via e-mail info@schlossthun.ch

Thun river surfing show

When you have the Aare, some good waves and a board in Thun, who needs the sea? Marvel at the skills of Thun’s surfers as stars of the local surfing scene show off their best tricks and manoeuvres.

  • Every Sunday, 12 July to 9 August

  • 15.00h

  • Mühleschleuse (or Scherzligschleuse depending on the weather)

Swim the Aare

What could be more refreshing than a Sunday afternoon 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 Sunday, 12 July to 9 August

  • 15.30h

  • Meet at the Mühlebrücke

     

  • Register via stadtmarketing@thun.ch by Friday at 10.00h (stating the names and ages of all participants); good swimmers only, number of participants limited

Ride the big wheel to dizzy heights

From Friday 10th July to Sunday 9th August, the large and colourful Ferris wheel returns to Mühleplatz – for the 30th time. As darkness falls, ride the big wheel to dizzy heights – and be enchanted by the colours and lights of Thun. Children participating in the Thuner Ferienpass enjoy a free ride.

  • Monday till Thursday, 13.30 – 22.30h

  • Friday, 13.30 – 23.30h

  • Saturday, 9.00 – 23.30h

  • Sunday, 11.00 – 22.30h

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