From the Train Station Interlaken West, the trail first takes you over the River Aare to Unterseen, and from there along the Aare or the boat canal to the shores of Lake Thun. There begins the varied lakeside path through the wonderful nature reserve.
From Neuhaus, you can continue your excursion by boat to Thun.
|Interlaken West - Unterseen, Neuhaus
|1 hour 15 minutes
The Weissenau nature reserve offers an ideal habitat for numerous birds, with plenty of nesting sites and sufficient food sources. Along the way, you can watch the water birds from a wooden observation station, or take a rest on a bench with views of Lake Thun.
Weissenau castle ruins and viewing tower
The Weissenau castle ruins are the biggest and most well-preserved castle complex in the Bernese Oberland. They are located on a former island. The castle and adjacent harbour were built in the 13th century to control the trade in goods across the alpine passes. 71 steps lead up to the 14.5-metre-high viewing platform. From here, you can see the Aare, Lake Thun and, in the background, the Niesen mountains.