Activity overview

A visit to Thun is not complete without a visit to this major landmark. Learn about the history of Switzerland from the days of warring Cantons all the way up to modern times.

The Thun Castle exhibition is an extraordinary look into the history of Switzerland dating all the way back as far as the 1200's. It is a uniquely preserved testimony to the historical architecture and is a Swiss Cultural asset of national significance. While touring five floors, visitors encounter the medieval history of the town and castle. From its towers, this architectural jewel offers unparalleled 360-degree views of the mountains, town and lake. A great activity to do on a rest day from hiking!

  • March to June: Daily from 10am to 5pm
  • July to August: Daily from 09:30am to 5:30pm
  • September to October: Daily from 10am to 5pm
  • November to January: Sundays Only from 1pm to 4 pm.
    • Exceptionally, between December 22nd and January 5th, every day from 1pm to 4 pm
  • Price adult: CHF 6.00
  • Price child: CHF 2.00
  • Price audio guide: CHF 3.00

Price includes entrance to Thun castle.

Guest cancellation: activity provider’s cancellation policy can be found here.

Important information 
  • Thun Castle offer a stunning BBQ area for visitors to cook lunch and experience a traditional medievel experience. Contact Thun Castle at for more information. 
  • This activity is provided by an external company. By purchasing a service of a third party you are accepting the terms and conditions specified by the provider. We accept no liability for services brokered through KISC which are provided by a third party. The invoicing is handled by KISC in the name of the provider.

By car 50 minutes - 1 hour:

  • Directions to Thun Castle can be found here.
  • Thun Castle, Schlossberg 1, 3600 Thun

By train - 43 minutes:

Discounted group train tickets are available. More information can be found here.

Guest cancellation: activity provider’s cancellation policy can be found here.
​Outward journey (example):
Train departs from Kandersteg train station
Train arrives in Thun
Train departs Kandersteg train station at 15 minutes past every hour and is a 43 minute journey. From the train station, it is a 15 minute walk to Thun Castle, directions can be found here.
Return journey (example):
Train departs from Thun
Train arrives in Kandersteg
From Thun to Kandersteg, trains leave 1 minute past every hour.
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Autumn (Sep, Oct, Nov)
Spring (Mar, Apr, May)
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb)
30 - 60 km away
Duration 1 hour
Price adult 
CHF 6.00
Price child 
CHF 2.00
Programme theme 
Uniquely Swiss
Attractions & city breaks
Group size no limit
Minimum age limit 
No age limit