Travel Blogs from Thun
We drove about 20 km south of Muri to the city of Thun, which is located at the lower end of Lake Thun. They call it the gateway to the Bernese Oberland. Thun is a lake side community, only about 1 km from the shore on the river Aare. The center of the Old Town has a castle that dates back to the 12th century.
It was a short ...
... and sat at the waters edge and had a picnic lunch in the sunshine. The water was crystal clear and flat, a prefect day and place to be water skiing, maybe with a hot & dry suit on though. I'm sure the water would be freezing just after their spring snow falls now melting back into the lakes. Annette was very keen to purchase an authentic cow bell so I went into a farm machinery shop ...
... had a great walk around. Later that night we had home cooked Lamb at Heinz's apartment as I had previously mentioned it was my favourite meat. The Swiss genuinely are the greatest hosts. I was treated so well by everyone I met. Plenty of wine, beer and amazing food later and we were watching the Celtic/Juve game.
We then went to bed on what was our last night together.... Sad times :(.
I awoke early the next day and was on the train ...
... and out of fog, started climbing the Grimselpass. We stopped at the summit for a well deserved hot chocolate to warm up as the temperature was around 7*. Kurt, Monique's friend, is a big man riding a Honday Goldwing with everything on board including a powerful stereo system. Riding though tunnels was like being in a concert hall!
Down from the Grimselpass, we then climbed the Furkapass with the Rhone Glacier on its ...
... achievements of their superb engineering.
These are just a few highlights of what we have seen. We are looking forward to getting back and sharing much more later.
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Seeblick Thun
Other places to stay in Thun
Freienhofgasse 3, Thun | 4 star hotelfrom $195
Seestrasse 47, Thun | 4 star hotelfrom $302
Gwattstrasse 1, Thun | 3 star hotelfrom $224
Obere Hauptgasse 2, Thun | 4 star hotelfrom $229
Bernstrasse 1, Thun | 3 star hotelfrom $202
Eisenbahnstrasse 1, Thun | 3 star hotelfrom $138
Bernstrasse 2, Thun | Hotelfrom $173
Gwattstrasse 4, Thun | 3 star hotelfrom $130