Surroundings


With the cableway to the Stockhorn in wonderfull surroundings with spectacular views is to be highly recommended. A great destination to wander from youngsters to elderly people.

Rather close to the holiday home you will find the cable car and cableway up to the Niederhorn where you can enjoy excellent views on both the Lake of Thun as well as the Bernese Alpes.

With its pyramid shape the Niesen has quite a unique shape and can be seen directly from your holiday home. A visit to the top is a definite "must-see" and will be rewarded with the best view on the surrounding area.

The fascinating 360° Panorama at Schilthorn is served from your table at the revolving restaurant. James Bond recorded "On Her Majesty`s Secret Service" at this almost 3`000 meter high mountain.

Highlight of every trip to Switzerland will be a visit to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe. The highest train station of Europe at 3454 Meter above sea level with views from Vosges to the Black Forest.

A nice walk from the parking lot leads you through a forest to the entrance of the caves. About 14 km in lenght are explored of which 1 km is open for the public and can be entered with a guide.

The Panoramabridge up to182 meters above the Gummischlucht is 340 meters long. Whether as hiker, jogger or walker, alone or as a family, the suspension bridges are a unique experience for young and old.

The Haslital stretches from the Grimsel Pass to the Lake of Brienz. Over thousands of years the Aare River eroded a path through this rock formation resulting in a gorge which is 1`400 meters long and up to 200 meters deep.

The open air museum Ballenberg provides you a taste of the swiss culture. You can discover how the great-grandparents lived and you can watch fascinating displays of handcrafts in an area that covers 163 acres.
Bundeshaus

The House of Parliament is one of the architectual highlights of the capital city. If you plan a trip to Berne you should also stroll through the very unique shopping streets and enjoy the other special buildings in the city center.

Situated in a wonderfull park on the shore of Lake Thun, with a beuatifull view towards "Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau", wird Schadau Castle is certainly worth a visit. You will be surprised.

Around 1200 the Castle of Thun was built on a small hill in the city. Just walk around it or even visit the inside and enjoy the great views over the city, the lake and the surrounding mountains.

A romantic castle from the middle ages, directly situated at the Lake of Thun. The best views on the Castle are from a boat on the lake. Do not forget to take a short walk in the surrounding garden.

The Castle in Spiez is a cultural and touristic meetig point with a lot of charm. Inform yourself about the actual expositions. Enjoy the wonderfull view on castle and lake from the train station in Spiez.

Baron Albert von Parpart and his wife Adelheid von Bonstetten had this private castle in Hilterfingen build in 1861, inspired by the french style from the Loire region.

50 and 25 meter pools, as well as pools for the small kids. Also a 10 meter tower to jump from. This openair pool has great view over the lake.
Velospot

Take the free bus down to the train station and rent a bike at Velospot Thun for only 10 Swiss Franks per bike per day. Make a tour around the lake. 

On the Lake of Thun there are various options to explore surroundings and enjoy the views from the water. For more information: Schifffahrt

After the recent re-opening, certainly worth a visit for a relaxing movie. Certain shows are shown in English in Kino Rex as well.
Tierpark Bern

The Zoo is situatied at the banks of the river Aare in Bern. There are over 220 different animal and a great location for a visit with kids.