Guided castle tour

Guided tour of Thun Castle

  • Thun

Discover the history of Thun Castle

A tour of the medieval castle and its history museum takes you on a journey to the distant past. The tour’s theme changes throughout the year. Find out more about Thun’s history right where it all began!

Rising majestically above the town from the Schlossberg, the four-towered 12th-century castle of the Zähringen family can be seen for miles. Discover the history of Thun’s unmistakable landmark on a tour of the castle. Inside the five great halls of the tower (keep), you will uncover treasures and historical and cultural highlights from the castle and the medieval city. The castle’s pièce de résistance is the knight’s hall, Switzerland’s best preserved late-medieval state room. Go on a journey of discovery with a Thun City Guide and delve into a bygone era. On the tour you will find out more about the castle and its medieval treasures.

Public tour of the castle

On selected dates you can visit Thun’s landmark as part of a public tour. In 2019, the tour will focus on the following themes:
  • 04 May 2019: Thun Castle Through Space and Time: 800 Years of Thun History
  • 01 June 2019: On Horseback: Stories of Might, Magnificence and Courtly Contest at Thun Castle
  • 07 September 2019: Thun Castle Through Space and Time: 800 Years of Thun History
  • 05 October 2019: Behind Bars: Lowly Offenders and Mighty Judges at Thun Castle

“Castle” group tour

Book a private tour and discover the history of Thun in the place where it all began. Choose a topic or the classic tour and step back into the Middle Ages.

Your highlights at a glance

  • Different themes available
  • Tour through the medieval castle and its history museum
  • Your perfect photo: the impressive view from the tower over the city, Lake Thun and the mountains
  • Group tours in German, English, French, Italian and Spanish available upon request

To ensure that your trip is perfect in every way, please note

  • For the public tours prior registration is required
  • Places are limited
  • Your group tour can be combined with an aperitif or a bite to eat
  • This tour is not accessible
Personal tip
“On the tour of Thun Castle, I discovered hidden corners and exciting stories about the past. The history of the executioner’s sword, which is on display in one of the castle’s torture chambers, especially gave me goosebumps. A real medieval experience!”

Thun-Thunersee Tourismus

Seestrasse 2

3600 Thun


Phone: +41 33 225 90 00


Website: www.thunersee.ch

General information

  • Bad Weather Offer
  • Suitable for any weather
  • for Groups
  • for Class
  • Suitable for the Elderly
Payment Options
  • Cash
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Debit Card
Accessibility / Arrival
  • Parking available
Price info

-CHF 20 pro Person* inkl. Schlosseintritt

-CHF 140 pro Gruppe exkl. Eintritt (CHF 10/8 p.P.)

*Anmeldung erforderlich, Platzzahl limitiert

Der Gruppenpreis gilt pro Führung für Gruppen bis max. 20 Personen. Aus Qualitätsgründen werden ab 20 Personen zwei Gruppen gebildet.


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