Relaxation and enjoyment on Lake Thun

Experience water sports and mountain excursions in the Bernese Oberland

Are you looking for relaxation, fresh air and a mild climate with an unforgettable panorama? Then you could not choose a better place than Sigriswil. In Gunten on Lake Thun, you will experience the Mediterranean climate, swim in the lake or perhaps take a cruise on the lake. The Sigriswil region will show you unspoilt nature which you can explore either as a winter landscape or using the wide range of hiking trails.

  • The perfect combination of mountain and lake

  • Mountain panorama and mild climate on the lake

  • Relaxation and enjoyment for body and soul

  • Ideal starting point for excursions into nature

  • Spend your holidays in impressive lake and mountain scenery

Enjoy the special climate on Lake Thun

In Sigriswil you will experience the perfect combination of mountain and lake. Immerse yourself in unspoilt nature in the nearby Justistal and in the hiking and recreation area around Schwanden, Tschingel, Aeschlen and Ringoldswil. The position of Gunten on the shores of Lake Thun as well as of Sigriswil slightly above the lake reveals to you a phenomenal panoramic view over the Bernese Alps, the Niesen and the Stockhorn range. From here you will go on excursions into the Bernese Oberland, discover the town of Thun and find rest and relaxation in the mild climate.

Your highlights in Sigriswil

Here you will feel the power of nature

You can recharge your batteries doing sport in nature. Or spend some time in the warming sun, breathing in the pure air. Perhaps you would prefer to go on a hike and watch wild animals? Sigriswil offers you an extensive selection of possible adventures. Explore the area on your mountain bike or e-bike and discover the lake and the mountains from totally different perspectives.

From here you have a wide range of hiking trails with both short and long options. You can walk part of the Camino de Santiago, discover the Planetary Path with the Blueme viewing tower or go to the Gummischlucht Aeschlen-Sigriswil gorge. You’ll definitely experience a thrill when you go across the panoramic bridge at Sigriswil and feel the sway 180 metres above the ground. The nearby Justistal will captivate you in the autumn when you hear the stags bellow in the rutting season or, with a little luck, perhaps even see them. And at the "Chästeilet" cheese apportioning ceremony in the Justistal, the young mountain cheese tastes just that little bit better than it does anywhere else.

Excursions with gold and stars

Thanks to the wonderful position above Lake Thun, you feel you are closer to heaven. Visit the astronomy centre SIRIUS in Schwanden ob Sigriswil and find out some exciting facts about the stars in the sky. In the planetarium you will find out even more about the earth's atmosphere. With a little luck, your hand will be sparkling when you go panning for gold with your family or friends. The Grabenmühle nature park in Sigriswil is idyllic and an adventure for people of all ages. Stags, mouflon sheep and alpacas live here. While panning for gold, you are bound to feel a touch of gold rush. In Sigriswil, you will find out lots about the history of the picturesque chalet village on the cultural/historical tour.

Sporting fun on Lake Thun

For water lovers, the shore of the lake in Gunten is sheer paradise. The region around Lake Thun is ideal for water sports fans thanks to the mild climate. From Gunten lido you can go straight into the lake. On the sunbathing lawn, you will feel the warming sun on your skin and listen to the gentle splashing of the lake. If the waves seem to be less gentle, that could have something to do with a passenger ferry or the historical paddle steamer Blümlisalp passing by or perhaps even docking in Gunten. At the Wakehouse in Gunten, decide whether you want to discover Lake Thun wakeboarding, wake surfing, water skiing or stand-up paddleboarding. If you are looking for something more gentle and relaxing, take advantage of one of the wellness offers in Gunten and Sigriswil.

Story-book winter landscapes

Hikes and snowshoe tours take you through a magical winter landscape with a unique view of white mountain peaks and the lake. The only thing you will hear is the quiet crunching of snow under the soles of your shoes. The cross-country ski trails in Justistal or Werenäbnit are perfectly prepared for both styles of cross-country skiing - skating and classic. You can also undertake a gentle winter hike or go on a fast-paced sledge ride in Justistal. The winter sports area Schwanden-Sigriswil is small, but very much an insiders’ tip. Two ski lifts and a platter lift pull you up so that you can ski to your heart's content against the most magnificent natural backdrop.

Image video of the right shore of Lake Thun

Receive authentic and personal impressions from the locals of the right shore of Lake Thun. Learn from people of different generations about growing up and living in the region and marvel at the view of Lake Thun and its surrounding world of mountains as well as the pristine nature that are waiting for you.

Enjoy the mild climate and the view over Lake Thun

You are bound to find the right accommodation for a perfect holiday above Lake Thun. Choose from numerous holiday apartments, holiday homes, bed & breakfasts and hotels of various categories. The situation is a promise: you have the view over the lake and the mountain panorama or you are surrounded by an attractive garden. In this recreation area, your holidays will be a tonic for body and soul.

Discover Sigriswil – Gunten:

Contact the local tourist office

Address and contact

Sigriswil Tourismus, Info-Center Gunten
Seestrasse 81
3654 Gunten

Tel. +41 33 251 11 46


Sigriswil Tourismus
Feldenstrasse 1
3655 Sigriswil

Tel. +41 33 251 12 35

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