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Thun is located in the Swiss canton of Bern, and has 42,700 inhabitants (2009). The town is beautifully situated where the River Aare flows out of Lake Thun – with views to the snow-capped Bernese Alps. Thun is located 30 km south of the capital Bern.
The city’s main industry is tourism – and Thun is considered the gateway to the Highlands Bernese Oberland, with its beautiful and varied landscape.
The old town of Thun is a major tourist attraction, where the Thun Castle from 1100-century. There it is also a historical museum.The main church in the old town – Stadtkirche Thun is also a popular attraction, where the tower is from 1330-century.
Castle Schadau from the 1850s are also worth a visit – with his beautiful English garden. The castle is situated on Lake Thun, and has great views of towering mountains.
Another point of Thun is the city’s art museum – which has both permanent and temporary exhibitions – with an emphasis on contemporary art.
Otherwise, the city has good shopping facilities with modern shopping malls, specialty shops and exciting markets.
In summer there are good bathing at Lake Thun, which also has opportunities for various water sports.
Nearest international airport is Flughafen Zurich , located 157 km northeast of Thun.