Located at the lower end of the lake, Thun is the gate to the Bernese Oberland, the heart of Switzerland and only a 2hr train ride from Geneva.
The majestic and quaint Old Town dates back to the 12th century. The Schadau Castle was built between 1846 and 1854 for Neuchâtel banker Denis Alfred de Rougemont. The castle is now used for hosting events and boasts some of the most expensive whiskey collection, including a Swiss single malt that costs CHF50 a glass.
The castle is located on the southern banks of Lake Thun where the River Aare flows out. Not far from it, is the prestigious Congress Hotel Seepark, with its views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.
To be continued with a tour of the Old Town….
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