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  • Snowball's adventure
    Barnet, United Kingdom7,071 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely gorgeous
    I absolutely love the Lake Thun. We took the cruise that departed from the Interlaken West (See), which was just a minute walk from the Interlaken train station. The sceneries on Lake Thun were picturesque & absolutely breathtaking. Especially when it arrived the Spiez harbour & it's unbelievably beautiful. No wonder people described the lakes at Interlaken are the God's back garden! This 2 hrs cruise at Lake Thun was definitely the best Lake cruise we ever had. It was one of the best highlights we had on our Switzerland trip. Highly recommended!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 2, 2023
  • Phillip L
    Melbourne, Australia365 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    It was a hot, sunny day and our hotel reception suggested we take the cruise on the lake, as there will be a cooling breeze. She was right, but that wasn't all. The cruise departure point is a very short walk from the Interlaken West train station and we opted for second class tickets. A calm day, with a gentle breeze, the scenery was picturesque and just beautiful. There were a number of stops along the way to Thun, the town, with Spiez harbour a highlight, but every little hamlet or town, just lovely and the water was a beautiful blue colour. A great experience, notwithstanding we had already cruised the lakes at Zurich and Lucerne. All are highly recommended. Then we caught the train back to Interlaken, which offered consistent views of the lake.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 25, 2023
  • irenevff
    Dasmarinas City, Philippines5,409 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    awesome!!!
    one can't help but sigh on the the sight of this majestic lake as we cruise our way to sigriswil to visit the suspension bridge. the view was just spectacular. it was nature presenting itself at its best. lake thun draws you in in whatever mood you are currently feeling. i was wishing silently we could at least capture an angle of this picturesque body of water outside the car. our cab driver saw our plight of holding our cameras precariously just to get a perfect shot of the lake. he stopped voluntarily at a nearby park and allowed us a few minutes to savor its beauty and breathe some fresh, cold breeze. and yes, we took a lot of photos. bless his kind heart! this stunning lake will forever be etched in my memory.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 14, 2023
  • permia
    61,714 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous
    Experiencing the vast expanse of water under ideal blue sky and calm conditions enhanced considerably the memories of it. It really is an inspiring body of water. Numerous sailing and pleasure craft were anchored or at marinas, making no doubt for relaxing excursions when launched.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 14, 2023
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Snowball's adventure
Barnet, UK7,071 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
I absolutely love the Lake Thun. We took the cruise that departed from the Interlaken West (See), which was just a minute walk from the Interlaken train station. The sceneries on Lake Thun were picturesque & absolutely breathtaking. Especially when it arrived the Spiez harbour & it's unbelievably beautiful. No wonder people described the lakes at Interlaken are the God's back garden!
This 2 hrs cruise at Lake Thun was definitely the best Lake cruise we ever had. It was one of the best highlights we had on our Switzerland trip. Highly recommended!
Written July 2, 2023
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irenevff
Dasmarinas City, Philippines5,409 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
one can't help but sigh on the the sight of this majestic lake as we cruise our way to sigriswil to visit the suspension bridge. the view was just spectacular. it was nature presenting itself at its best.

lake thun draws you in in whatever mood you are currently feeling. i was wishing silently we could at least capture an angle of this picturesque body of water outside the car. our cab driver saw our plight of holding our cameras precariously just to get a perfect shot of the lake. he stopped voluntarily at a nearby park and allowed us a few minutes to savor its beauty and breathe some fresh, cold breeze. and yes, we took a lot of photos. bless his kind heart!

this stunning lake will forever be etched in my memory.
Written November 14, 2023
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permia
Ireland61,714 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Experiencing the vast expanse of water under ideal blue sky and calm conditions enhanced considerably the memories of it.

It really is an inspiring body of water. Numerous sailing and pleasure craft were anchored or at marinas, making no doubt for relaxing excursions when launched.
Written December 14, 2023
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Maulin Parekh
Mumbai, India1,777 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Jun 17: Interlaken as most know is the intersection of 2 lakes - thun being one of them. Both the lakes are similarly sized. We get a view of the lake on our way from Zermatt during the train journey. The water so blue, so calm and gives you a sense of peace.
Written May 23, 2020
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ehortop
Annapolis Md21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We caught the boat at the train station in Interlaken. We splurged on the first class seats at top of boat and it was beautiful ride! Spectacular views of the Alps while cruising this lovely Alpine lake. The water is so clean and a lovely shade of blue. Swiss towns dotting the mountainsides, church steeples in every town. Several stops along the way, ride was just over 2 hrs. We were dropped in Thun and enjoyed lunch in town and caught the train back to Bern.
Written August 14, 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
PROS
• Scenic almost beyond belief
• Large with many water activities- boating, sailing, swimming
• Boat excursion is a must

CONS
• Boat service not frequent enough
• Boats crowded with tourists

“I VISITED THIS PLACE”…
… because I’ve always loved this lake, as I’ve viewed it so many times during my frequent travel in SBB CFF FFS trains between Bern/Thun and Interlaken West, in both directions.

I had watched swimming and boating and water activities for so long that I knew that I had to get onto this lake.

I took a boat excursion from Thun to Beatenbuch Station- it took an hour and was quite worth it- so interesting, so beautiful and so much fun.

I also took the long walk from Spiez train station down to the lake- that was definitely less interesting.
Written August 21, 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
PROS
* Incredibly beautiful almost unbelievable scenery
* Extremely pleasant and relaxing and fun
* Boat excursion is a must, along with swimming, sailing fishing etc

CONS
* Boat service still not frequent enough
* Boats can be crowded with tourists

“I VISITED THIS PLACE”…
… because it's part of my annual visit here. I’ve always loved this lake, as I’ve viewed it so many times from the train during my frequent travel in SBB CFF FFS trains between Bern/Thun and Interlaken West, in both directions.

I had watched swimming and boating and water activities for so long that I knew that I had to get onto this lake. I took a boat excursion this year from Interlaken West towards Spiez. I also took a bus so as to get off in the middle and walk along the lake.

WOULD I VISIT THIS PLACE AGAIN?
For sure

WAS IT WORTH THE PRICE?
For sure, especially since it is free with the Berner Oberland Pass

ADVICE
For sure see the lake from the SBB train between Thun and Interlaken West, and then take one of the too infrequent boats.

Written September 11, 2023
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Kamal P
Byron Bay, Australia8,055 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Thunersee is another breathtaking lake we have seen. It was surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges creating a panoramic view. Landscape was marvellous. The sunset across the lake we saw was incredible.
Written May 10, 2024
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Rishy L
Mauritius325 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
very beautiful place on the way to interlaken. with magnificent views of the lakes and the mountains. the view from the top of the hill overseeing the lake is a must
Written December 5, 2023
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Steve W
1,204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
this was great the boat trip around the Lake Thun amazing scenery and views we both enjoyed the trip it was worth every Penney we were glad to do it
Written January 8, 2020
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