Family auf dem Strandweg Spiez-Faulensee

Excursions around Lake Thun and Brienz

Castles, mountains, lakeside paths, museums and much more. The region around the two lakes has a lot to offer. Discover the pearls of excursions on Lakes Thun and Brienz.

Discover the region!

The region around Lakes Thun and Brienz has many treasures to be discovered at any time of the year. Find your favourite route or place among the following excursion ideas.

Skipper Beat recommends a visit to Hünegg Castle at Hilterfingen:
«The castle’s furnishings have remained unchanged since 1900, giving you the impression that the owner might return at any minute. The castle park and its venerable trees are also impressive.” He regularly recommends the beautiful shoreline path from Faulensee to Spiez to his passengers. The captain also enjoys the morning cruises on board his boat.You can’t put a price on the great atmosphere on the lake in the mornings.»

Noëlle, boat hand and long-time cook on Lake Brienz, waxes lyrical:
«My favourite route is the cruise from Iseltwald to Giessbach. The lake glows in a special shade of turquoise there. Of the three walking trails that run from Iseltwald to Giessbach, I like the lowest shoreline trail the most, as it provides the most impressive views of the rugged surrounding mountains. My favourite place? My boat.»


Lake Thun castles

Beach path Faulensee-Spiez

Spiez Bay

St. Beatus Caves

Stockhorn, Niesen or Niederhorn?

Walking trails around Lake Thun


From Iseltwald to Giessbach

Grandhotel Giessbach

Steamboat and Brienz-Rothorn Railway

Swiss Open-Air Museum Ballenberg