Boat trip on Lake Thun and Lake Brienz | Day ticket

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Highlights

2 Lakes & 1 Ticket at unbeatable price

Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in one day

Boat trip on the largest lake in the Bernese Oberland

Experience surrounding mountains

Indulge in culinary delights on board

By boat from Thun to Interlaken

Discover castles

Giesbach Falls on Lake Brienz

Description

Experience two of the most beautiful lakes in Switzerland with the BLS Schifffahrt day ticket. You can board at Lake Thun in Interlaken West or Thun, at Lake Brienz in Brienz or Interlaken East

The 2-hour boat trip for you across the crystal clear, blue Lake Thun in the midst of the mountain landscape of the Bernese Oberland with the seven most beautiful peaks. Stockhorn, Niesen, Morgenberghorn, Oberberghorn, Niederhorn, Sigriswiler Rothorn and Blueme lookout tower.

These open the view on unique nature, green meadows, forests, the Alps and in addition on the white peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. While you can indulge in culinary delights in the on-board restaurant, your tour will take you past fantastic mountain panoramas and castles lying on the shore. The lake connects 5 of them with your very own personality - Hünegg Castle, Oberhofen, Schadau, Spiez and Thun

Hünegg Castle not only houses a museum, but is also considered a unique example of the way of life in past times. Models for the architecture of the estate, built in 1861-1863, can be found among the French Loire castles. The magnificent residence is located in a spacious, beautiful park directly on Lake Thun. When you pass by by boat, you will also see a carefully landscaped park with native and exotic trees surrounding the magnificent building. Another property your tour will take you past is the stately Oberhofen Castle. The romantic castle annex, with its keep built around 1200, looks back on an eventful history of ownership. In 1844 it was bought by the count family Pourtalès and rebuilt as a summer residence and got its appearance preserved until today. Its castle park is also considered one of the most beautiful gardens in the Alpine region

The Schadau Castle is a listed building of national importance and is owned by the city of Thun to this day. In 2019, it was reopened as a boutique hotel after 2 years of renovation. With its location directly on Lake Thun in Schadau Park, an English garden with views of the Mönch and Jungfrau, it offers a fairytale sight. The cruise on Lake Thun also takes you past Spiez Castle & Castle Church, which are located on a peninsula on Lake Thun Mighty and lofty, the medieval Thun Castle towers over the city on the shore of the lake. The building is a uniquely preserved witness to the architecture of the Dukes of Zähringen and was built around 1200

In addition to the magnificent castles, your tour will take you past the Neuhaus nature reserve, the Beatus caves, Spiez, Gunten, Oberhofen, Hilterfingen, Hünibach and finally to Thun.

You can experience the boat trip on Lake Thun all year round and listen to the gentle crashing of the waves.

You can choose your own boarding and disembarking point. The different boarding points are:

Lake Thun: From Thun: Seestrasse 9, 3600 Thun From Interlaken West: Kanalpromenade 1, 3800 Interlaken From Spiez: Seestrasse 69, 3700 Spiez

Lake Brienz From Interlaken East: Lanzenen 1, 3800 Interlaken From Brienz: Quai 1, 3855 Brienz

You can of course also get on at one of the following stations along the way: Hünibach, Hilterfingen, Oberhofen, Gunten, Merlingen, Beatenbucht, Beatushöhlen-Sundlauenen, Neuhaus, Gwatt Deltapark, Einigen, Faulensee, Leissigen, Ringgenberg, Niederried, Oberried, Giessbach See, Iseltwald or Böningen. More detailed information can be found on the BLS timetable.

With your day ticket, Lake Brienz awaits you as a further highlight. The excursion offers you the opportunity to discover the small villages on the shore, the impressive Giessbach waterfall and other streams that flow into the lake. Also during this trip you can choose from many culinary offers from the on-board restaurant.

Your tour on Lake Brienz starts in Brienz or Interlaken Ost. Depending on the time of day or the program, you can organize the trip individually You will pass breathtaking natural landscapes, mighty mountain flanks of Oberberghorn/Faulhorn/ Axalp/ Brienzerhorn/ Augstmatthorn/Matthorn, dense forests, crystal clear streams and waterfalls. One of the highlights of this tour is directly under the estate of the Grandhotel Giessbach. Marvel at the Giessbach waterfalls and the phenomenal view of the entire lake from the Grandhotel Afterwards, the tour continues directly in the direction of Iseltwald

On the way there you will pass a small island, the so-called "Schnäggeninseli". Iseltwald is a charming little village located directly on the shore of Lake Brienz. Its restaurants and beautiful lakeside paths invite you to linger.

Just like the trip across Lake Thun, you can indulge in culinary delights on board and combine your tour with a delicious breakfast, brunch or lunch.

A round trip across Lake Thun and Lake Brienz is the perfect way to leave your everyday life behind and let your soul dangle. Breathe in the fresh lake air, relax on deck and enjoy the spectacular scenery!

Clothing Clothes suitable for the season, wrap up very warm in winter as it can get very cold on board.

Extras

During the winter months, the boats only sail across Lake Thun.

Food and drinks are not included.

Monday promotion: if you travel on a Monday the special price is valid from CHF 29.

Birthday promotion: on your birthday you travel for free in 1st class.

Meeting Points

Canton of Bern