The idyllic village with picturesque views

Have a storybook holiday

In the former fishing village of Leissigen, you will find an oasis of peace and inspiration. The picturesque surroundings of the village with its wooden chalets has already been immortalised on canvas by the painter Ferdinand Hodler. Experience the wonderful landscape and be inspired by the idyllic mountain world and the deep blue lake. On your active holiday, you go on walks and take a dip in the refreshing waters of Lake Thun.

  • Unforgettable holidays directly on the shores of Lake Thun

  • Idyllic mountain and lake landscapes

  • Perfect starting point for your excursions in the Bernese Oberland

  • Discover the former fishing village on Lake Thun


  • Story-book landscapes

Inspiration and motivation

The special situation of Leissigen directly on the shores of Lake Thun reveals to you the interaction of mountains and lake, meadows and forests. The central situation of the village between Spiez and Interlaken makes it the perfect starting point for excursions in the Bernese Oberland. Nestled in a gently bay, the former fishing village is ideal for holidays in the middle of diverse nature. The well-known artist Ferdinand Hodler documented the beautiful scenery around Leissigen in numerous paintings. Be inspired by the picturesque landscape and enjoy the calm of nature as well as the power of the lake.

Your highlights in Leissigen

Deep blue Lake Thun

Oranger Sonnenuntergang spiegelt sich im Thunersee in der Badi Leissigen

Once you've arrived in Leissigen, the fun with water really starts. Its situation, directly on the shores of the lake, will motivate you to try out and discover the various water sports activities. Leissigen Lido is well known for the fantastic view over Lake Thun and is also a fun place to bathe. There is also a surf ski centre here.

Picturesque natural surroundings

Die panoramareiche Hängebrücke oberhalb von Leissigen führt über den Spissibach

Leissigen is the perfect starting point for hikes, excursions and for discovering the idyllic surroundings. For possibly the best view over Leissigen and the Spissibach as well as an adrenaline kick, go up to the suspension bridge. 144 m long and around 60 m above the stream bed, you will discover the spectacular nature from a totally new perspective. The bridge is part of the popular panoramic circular route round Lake Thun. Discover and experience the diverse alpine world using the hiking trails that start from Leissigen.

An idyll against a picturesque backdrop

In Leissigen, you will spend your holidays in nature, with picturesque landscapes on the shores of Lake Thun. Two hotels, idyllic holiday apartments and a youth hostel, once the summer residence of the inventor of Ovaltine, give you a good selection of accommodation. If you are looking for peace and quiet in a snug village close to numerous excursion destinations and directly on the lake, then Leissigen is just the place for you.

Contact the local tourist office

Address and contact

Leissigen Ferien
Tourism organisation
PO Box / Postfach
3706 Leissigen

Phone.: +41 33 847 11 36
[email protected]


Tourist Office Leissigen
c/o Hotel Kreuz
Dorfstrasse 32
3706 Leissigen