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Hilterfingen-Hünibach & Oberhofen: activity and relaxation beside the lake

Fairytale castles and water worlds

Take some time off! Just a few minutes away from Thun, you will find Hilterfingen-Hünibach & Oberhofen. Here you will find a wide range of activities for your active and relaxing holiday by the water on the shores of the deep blue Lake Thun. You will go on excursions and hikes in the Bernese Oberland under a steel blue sky. Experience the interplay of lakes and mountains and enjoy the mild climate. Visiting one of the fairytale castles will be like taking a trip through time.

  • So take some time off – and enjoy the deep blue lake and steel blue sky

  • Thrilling experiences both on and in the water

  • Fairytale castles directly on the lake shore

Experience the interplay of mountains and lake

For your holidays directly on the shores of the lake, Hilterfingen-Hünibach & Oberhofen are just perfect for taking time off. At the deep blue Lake Thun you will find everything you need to practice your favourite water sports. The mountains against the steel blue sky invite you to take extensive walks. Stroll through enchanting parks and discover a bygone world when visiting the castles.

Experiences on the water – relaxed and active

Segelschiff auf dem blauen Thunersee und im Hintergrund der pyramidenförmige, mächtige Niesen

A paradise for surfers, sailors, swimmers and water lovers. The largest sailing school in Switzerland, the Dive Center on Lake Thun, and the adjacent wakeboard school have a large range of offers for beginners, experts and fun lovers. Water skiing, pedalo hire and stand-up paddleboarding also feature on the activity programme. Enjoy the relaxation in the mild climate whether you are at the lakeside lido and indoor swimming pool in Oberhofen or the lakeside lido in Hilterfingen. Be enchanted by the mountains and natural landscape while you are on the historical steamship Blüemlisalp or a passenger ferry. And if you have a little time left over, a walk along the lakeside path from Hünibach to Thun is just the thing.

Picturesque nature

Weinreben der Rebbaugenossenschaft Hilterfingen mit Ausblick auf Thunersee und Stockhornkette

A wide range of hiking trails from Hilterfingen-Hünibach & Oberhofen will reveal the surrounding countryside to you. Walk up to Heiligenschwendi and enjoy the view of the mountains. The path above the lake takes you from Hünibach to Oberhofen through picturesque countryside and places. Find out lots of facts and gain interesting insights on the cultural/historical tour through Oberhofen. A walk through the Cholerenschlucht Hünibach ravine will take you to the source of the stream of the same name. The stream flows directly into the lake.

Fairytale castles

Blühender Garten auf der Schlossterrasse neben dem Schloss Oberhofen am Thunersee

Hünegg Castle is nestled in an enchanting park. The high, old trees provide plenty of shade. After a few steps along the gravel path, you arrive at the fairytale castle. Your visit takes you back to a world which has not changed since 1900. On the upper floor, the Swiss Gastronomy Museum tells the story of the Swiss hotel trade and hospitality. The historical Oberhofen Castle also stands majestically on the shores of Lake Thun. The impressive estate tells the story of Bernese residential culture over the centuries. After a walk through the castle grounds, marvel at the exhibits in the antique rooms in the Museum of Clocks and Mechanical Musical Instruments.

Enjoying Lake Thun

The mild climate and the frequent sunshine are good to the vineyards on the terraces in Oberhofen and Hilterfingen. Two wine co-operatives produce fresh and fruity wines and specialities. Quirky bistros and traditional restaurants invite you to stay awhile. Taste the wine pressed and matured in oak casks directly by the lake – a genuine delight. Add one of the fish specialities and paradise is perfect.

Take some time off…

In Hilterfingen-Hünibach & Oberhofen, you are bound to find exactly the accommodation you are looking for. On the shores of the deep blue Lake Thun or under a steel blue sky. Three hotels promise some serious pampering. Do you fancy a more individual stay but always with a fantastic view of the lake or mountains? You're bound to find just the holiday apartment here: in the Seehaus directly on the water or high above the place with an idyllic garden.

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