Oberhofen Castle

The strikingly beautiful castle Oberhofen at Lake Thun was built in the 13th century as a fortress. Between 1652 and 1798, the castle was converted into a palace. Today the "Schloss Oberhofen" is a museum. 

Thun

Thun

The city of Thun is located where the river Aare leaves Lake Thun in the direction of Bern. The pretty town has a number of tourist attractions, such as the castle, the town hall and the church "Stadtkirche". From Thun you can discover the whole Bernese Oberland.     

Thunersee

Lake Thun is 17.5 km long and covers an area of about 48 square kilometers. The shipping company serves the route between Interlaken and Thun, with stopovers on both sides of the lake.  

Swiss Architektur

Swiss Architektur

Typical of the Bernese Oberland are the wooden houses with a steep saddle roof and large roof overhang. The façade consists of wooden shingles, which have been laid one above the other like a shed. Warehouses are often built on stilts with a round stone disc, so no rodents can penetrate. 

Berner Oberland

Between Lenk and Grindelwald the mountain range of the "Bernese Oberland" rises into the alpine sky. Most famous is the "Jungfrau" (Virgin), a 4158m high mountain range at the Wengen ski resort.  

 

Wengen

http://wengen.ch

 

Map Berner Oberland

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