Wengen Excursions

Lake Thun Cruises – ‘Magic from eight centuries’

Auf dem Thunersee – ‘Magie aus acht Jahrhunderten’


Cruise Lake Thun – extensive timetable starts Saturday July 4th 2020. Lake Thun can take you back in time to historic hotspots and scenic highspots and what better way to visit than by Belle Époque paddle steamer or motor cruise ship and perhaps a train or bus to complete the circuit. Special cruises and combi-tickets are available. More info at bls.ch/en/freizeit-und-ferien/schiff

Lake Thun Cruises – Steamship Blümlisalp
Auf dem Thunersee – Dampfschiff Blümlisalp


From romantic soirées to family fun, SS Blümlisalp is a perfect host. Feel the style and ambience of the Belle Époque as you coast amongst beautiful scenery. Children and adults alike will be fascinated by the pistons and paddles on view.Look out for the steamship symbol and plan your trip around Lake Thun with this useful online timetable on the BLS website.

Cruise the Seasons from Sunrise to Sunset over Lake Thun
Von Sonnenaufgang bis Sonnenuntergang auf dem Thunersee

Reach Spiez by train for an early morning dip in Lake Thun and a walk up the vineyard terraces for excellent views of the lake and Mount Niesen. An excursion by short train ride from Spiez to Mülenen and funicular will land you at the summit of the ’Swiss pyramid’, pictured below. Hop aboard the cruiser for a relaxing finale to Interlaken West or Beatenbucht. So as not to be disappointed please check timetables in advance for connections.


Sunset and Evening Cruises – Lake Thun
Sonnenuntergang und Abende – auf dem Thunersee

Oberhofen Castle on the north eastern shore of Lake Thun is a romantic setting with an impressive history and gardens. The castle is pictured from SS Blümlisalp in the rays from the setting sun. Oberhofen can be reached by a spectacular Postbus route in part along the cliff edge and lake side from Interlaken East, Interlaken West and Thun. More info about the castle at schlossoberhofen.ch/en


Thun Castle – Visit the mighty donjon built around 1200
Schloss Thun – Besichtigen Sie den mächtigen, von den zähringischen Herzögen um 1200 errichteten Donjon


Thun Castle is one of several sites to see in Thun. Recently simplified, its history is artistically displayed and its turrets offer stupendous views out across the Lake of Thun. Covered bridges, flower bedecked in summer, add to the charm and the old town, pictured above, is worth a visit for its interesting cityscape.More info on Thun Castle at schlossthun.ch/en

Popular Cruise Destination – Spiez Castle, Garden and Church on Lake Thun
Schloss Spiez und Kirche – Thunersee


‘Spiez Castle – Enjoy 1300 years of history’: Located on a small peninsula on Lake Thun, the castle and its church are of national significance.In its interactive exhibition, the castle shows 1300 years of local history. Hands-on attractions, 3D-stations, and many more offers as for example the knight’s trail prove that there’s something for everyone, especially for kids and families.’ Please find more information at thunerseeschloesser.ch/en/castle-spiez

Mount Niesen – Alight from cruise ship at Spiez on Lake Thun
Niesen Kulm und Niesenbahn

Mülenen is a short train ride from Spiez from where the funicular rises. Pictured here is Mount Niesen from Beatenbucht See. For interesting info about the funicular and summit visit niesen.ch/en


Leissigen – A village stretching from Lake Thun shore through woods and alps
Leissigen – direkt am Ufer vom Thunersee


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