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Planning a day on Lake Thun

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Planning a day on Lake Thun

Hi, I would like to plan a boat trip on Lake Thun for the day. Can anyone recommend pretty places to stop around the lake. We would also like to stop for coffee and snack, somewhere picturesque with nice views. I have done some research but would welcome any advice on how to plan our day to make best use of the time.

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1. Re: Planning a day on Lake Thun

Hi Susanne, this is the website for the ships on the Thunersee: www.bls.ch/e/schifffahrt/schifffahrt.php. Here you can see the schedules, boats, and stops.

A couple things to note are that: 1. Boats are VERY slow, so check the timetables, 2. almost all of the stops are "picturesque", but the stops on the north side of the lake will be slightly warmer as they are on the "sunny side" of the lake (So depending on the weather the day you travel you can decide). ...and 3.The ships themselves have very decent cafe's on board, so this may also be a consideration. Have a great trip.

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2. Re: Planning a day on Lake Thun

Hi, thank you very much for the advice, the website is great and will be very useful.

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3. Re: Planning a day on Lake Thun

If you wish to consider somewhere VERY upmarket, the boats stop at 5 star Hotel Beatus, Merligen.As you disembark,you are about five paces from a table in the hotel grounds,right on the water's edge. As you SIP a rather expensive coffee ,the water laps beside you and the views across to the Neissan mountain are really beautiful.Look at the hotel website if interested. Another, cheaper, option is to have coffee at Spiez -as again ,there is a restaurant very near where ships' passengers disembark.This time the views are of the Neiderhorn . In each case,you can time it to finish your coffee so that you are ready to leave your table as you see your boat arriving!

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