A Day in Thun, Switzerland

by Gigi Griffis
Thun Switzerland

Ask me about my favorite places in the world and Switzerland will be on the list. Ask me about my favorite places in Switzerland and you’ll surely hear me mention Thun—a riverside town overlooking a lake and the Alps.

It reminds me of its more popular cousin, Lucerne, with its covered wooden bridges draped in flowers, its deep blue lake, and its charming Swiss architecture. But—and for us this is an excellent but—it’s far less touristy. Far less known. It’s smaller and quainter and less likely to attract crowds.

Which is why when our friends came to visit over the holidays, it was one of our first stops.

And it was just as charming as I remembered.

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All photos taken with my Sony a6000.

Thun Switzerland

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Jan-Petter Janssen April 24, 2024 - 2:23 am

Visiting Thun was like stepping into a fairytale. Wandering through the cobbled streets of the Old Town, with the sound of the Aare River flowing nearby, felt like a dream. Climbing up to Thun Castle, I was rewarded with breathtaking views of the town below and the snow-capped peaks in the distance. But it was the moments spent sitting by the tranquil Lake Thun, watching the sunset paint the sky in hues of orange and pink, that truly stole my heart. Thun isn’t just a destination; it’s an experience that etches itself into your soul.


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