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Guided city tours of Thun

Hidden treasures, secret corners and culinary delights in Thun

Take an exceptional tour of the town of Thun in the company of our City Guides. A range of tours brings you into contact with traditional businesses, trendy bars, winding passages lined with historic buildings and hidden cultural gems. Choose from a comprehensive range of public sightseeing walks and group tours for gourmets, explorers and the simply curious.

  • Wide choice of group tours

  • Wonderful old town tours, packed with charm

  • Journeys of culinary delight

  • Themed journeys back through the centuries

  • Tour of the majestic Thun Castle

Urban lifestyle in the beguiling town of Thun

The lively town of Thun stands on the sunny banks of deep blue Lake Thun amid a majestic landscape of lakes and mountains. The waterside town is known for its traditional shops, trendy bars, cultural gems and historic buildings. Two branches of the River Aare flow through Thun: one roars with turbulent waves, the other is a gentle dark green. Majestic, medieval Thun Castle towers over the winding passages of the old town.

Experience the authenticity of Thun

Away from the main boulevard, there are all manner of hidden delights to discover. As you ponder the wide range of guided tours, you soon realise the town of Thun has many faces. Explore hidden treasures and cultural gems, take a trip back in time, embark on a culinary voyage of discovery or listen to grisly tales of true crimes and spooky happenings. Encounter the vibrant town of Thun in the company of experienced and knowledgeable guides. Surprises are guaranteed: be inspired by the wide choice of public town tours, and choose your favourite.

Go back in time to ancient walls and alleyways

Several tours take you on a stroll through the pretty town, stopping at the history-steep sites and squares that have shaped Thun for the past 220 years. With inside knowledge, you get to know the real Thun − with all its secrets and hidden treasures. The following tours offer you a trip back in time:

Stadtführung Thun vor der Schleuse und im Hintergrund die Aare und der Thunerhof

Classic old town tour

Do you know the story of the raised pavements of Thun? Or why two branches of the same river enclose the shopping street of Bälliz? This absorbing tour of the old town of Thun in the company of a City Guide solves the riddles of the Zähringer town. Find out all you need know about the traditional culture and the history of the old town, which stretches back to the Stone Age.

Der Aufstieg führt über Treppen hinauf zum Schlossberg, wo das Schloss Thun in der strahlenden Sonne thront

Castle tour

Thun Castle, the unmistakable symbol of Thun, has looked down on the town’s rooftops since the 12th century. With its four mighty towers, the keep – the fortified and inhabited tower of a medieval castle – is the only surviving example of Zähringer architecture, while the «knight’s hall» remains the largest surviving state room of the Late Middle Ages. Immerse yourself in medieval times on a tour of castle hill and the imposing castle with its historic museum. At the same time, your perspective of the majestic Alpine peaks of the Bernese Oberland changes with every step.

Gäste in einem Restaurant während der Stadtführung Kulinarisches Thun

Culinary Thun

This itinerary is a fabulous combination of town tour and gastronomic experience. The recipe is a simple one: take traditional restaurants and trendy eateries, add some snacks, starters, main courses and desserts, spice up the mix with local wines and regional produce, season with stories of Thun and voila! ... a culinary tour of Thun. Be sure to allow enough time to enjoy the short but enjoyable strolls between delicacies.

Tours for gourmets, explorers and the simply curious

With everything from fascinating old town walks and scary trips through time to tours of cultural gems, hidden treasures and gourmet eateries, Thun is a thriving, vibrant place that offers both insights and outlooks. Like the idea of discovering Thun in the company of a knowledgeable City Guide? Our wide range of guided tours and walks will satisfy your curiosity, rouse your spirit of adventure and surprise you with culinary delights. After an eventful day, unwind in a cosy café and absorb all the charms of the town in peace.

Did you know?

  • The town of Thun was first documented in a 7th century chronicle

  • Thun Castle was built in 1190

  • The Thun-Panorama is the world’s oldest surviving circular painting

  • The 38-metre image depicts the small town of Thun

  • Schadau Castle was built between 1846 and 1854

Discover the secrets, the beauties and the hidden faces of Thun on exciting guided tours: