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IN A NUTSHELL
WHAT: Lakeside towns of Spiez and Thun.
WHERE: Alongside the Thunersee (Lake Thun) in Switzerland's Bernese Oberland.
WHY: Beautiful ice blue lakes surrounded by Switzerland's Central Alps; wooden bridges (like in Lucerne), water sports.
WHEN: Summertime will be the best time to enjoy the lake and outdoor pedestrian areas.
HOW: Flight to Zurich or Geneva, then via car or train.
IF YOU LIKE THIS... Then you should take a look at Montreux and Lucerne, two other gorgeous lakeside Swiss towns.

Take a look at our Spiez and Thun galleries to get a feel for these beautiful lakeside towns in Central Switzerland.

Thun features an old downtown area with Medieval buildings, wooden covered bridges (like in Lucerne), and a cobblestone downtown pedestrian area.  It is a charming town to explore and is well outside the normal tourist areas of the Bernese Oberland.

Spiez is a scenic little town on the edge of Lake Thun and features a castle and beautiful marina area.  The lakeside park is filled with people in the summertime, sunbathing, biking, putting in their kayaks, and enjoying the lake.  This is a fantastic place to park and kayak the ice blue waters of the Thunersee.


 
Wooden Bridges on the river in Thun   Geese on the river in central Thun
Plaza in downtown Thun   Thun's downtown pedestrian area, featuring medieval buildings
Wooden Bridge in downtown Thun   Looking out over the Central Swiss Thunersee
View of downtown Thun   Spiez marina, filled with boats and outdoor enthusiasts
Old building in downtown Thun   View across Lake Thun in Central Switzerland
Looking out across the Spiez marina   Vineyards and grand houses on the edge of Spiez
Ferryboat in Spiez   Boat moored in the water outside the Spiez marina
Looking back at Spiez from the water   Thunersee ferry
Kayaking Lake Thun in the Bernese Oberland   View of Spiez and the Spiez castle from the water
Spiez castle towering above the town   Looking out over the rooftops of Spiez



 

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