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 exhibtion 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 arcitecture and is a Swiss Cultural asset of national significance. While touring five floors, visitors encounter the medievel history of the town and castle. From its towers, this arcitechtual jewel offers unparalleled 360-degree views of the mountains, town and lake. A great activity to do on a rest day from hiking!

Schedule 
  • February to March: Daily from 1pm to 4pm
  • 1st April to 31st October: Daily from 10am to 5pm
  • 1st November to 31st January: Sundays Only from 1pm to 4 pm.
  • Christmas week to New Year: Daily 1pm to 4pm
Pricing 
  • 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 info@schlossthun.ch 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.
Transport 

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 train tickets, with an exclusive scout price, are only available at reception or through the online form under the name “Train to Thun”. More information about the train can be found here.

  • Adult return: CHF 41.00
  • Child return/Half fare card return: CHF 21.50
Guest cancellation: activity provider’s cancellation policy can be found here.
 
​Outward journey (example):
Train departs from Kandersteg train station
09:15
Train arrives in Thun
09:58
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
17:01
Train arrives in Kandersteg
17:40
From Thun to Kandersteg, trains leave 1 minute past every hour.
Awards & Badges 

You can get closer to achieving the following awards and badges, by completing this activity:

  • Swiss Explorer Award

More information about the awards and badges can be found here.

Activity

Season 
Autumn (Sep, Oct, Nov)
Spring (Mar, Apr, May)
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb)
Guidance 
Self-guided
Location 
30 - 60 km away
Duration 1 hour
Difficulty 
Price adult 
CHF 6.00
Price child 
CHF 2.00
Programme theme 
Uniquely Swiss
Category 
COVID Secure
Attractions & city breaks
Tickets
Suitability 
Cubs
Scouts
Explorers
Rovers
Group size no limit
Minimum age limit 
No age limit

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