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 exhibition finishes at the top of the castle with spectacular views down to the city of Thun and the lake. A great activity to do on a rest day from hiking!


Opening hours vary from season to season, ask our programme team for more information!


Price Adult: CHF 6.00

Price Child: CHF 2.00

Price includes: entrance to Thun castle

Price does not include: transport to and from the activity, meals (packed lunch)

Cancellation: Activity provider’s cancellation policy can be found here.

Important 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 train tickets can be purchased from our reception:

  • Adult return: 38.00
  • Child return: 20.00

Train departs Kandersteg train station at 15 minutes past every hour and is a 43 minute journey.

Example journey:

Train departs from Kandersteg train station 09:15
Train arrives in Thun 09:58

From the train station, it is a 15 minute walk to Thun Castle, directions can be found here.

From Thun to Kandersteg, trains leave 1 minute past every hour.

Example journey:

Train departs from Thun 17:01
Train arrives in Kandersteg 17:40
Awards & Badges 

By completing this activity, you can get closer to achieving the following Awards and Badges: 

  • Swiss Explorer Award


Autumn (Sep, Oct, Nov)
Spring (Mar, Apr, May)
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb)
01.01.2019 to 31.12.2019
30 - 60 km away
Duration 1 hour
Price adult 
CHF 6.00
Price youth 
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