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 includes: entrance to Thun castle

An audio guide is also available for CHF 3.00

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

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. 

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.

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 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

Activity

Season 
Autumn (Sep, Oct, Nov)
Spring (Mar, Apr, May)
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb)
Availability 
01.01.2019 to 31.12.2019
Guidance 
Self-guided
Location 
30 - 60 km away
Duration 1 hour
Difficulty 
Price adult 
CHF 6.00
Price youth 
CHF 6.00
Price child 
CHF 2.00
Programme theme 
Uniquely Swiss
Category 
Attractions & city breaks
Tickets
Suitability 
Cubs
Scouts
Explorers
Rovers
Group size no limit
Minimum age limit 
No age limit

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