"a great village & castle" Top 5 Page for this destination Spiez by globetrott

Spiez Travel Guide: 53 reviews and 149 photos


Spiez is a lovely village at Thunersee. In Spiez you may see a very interesting palace next to a famous romanic chapel, that is a quite popular church for weddings in Switzerland. Don't miss to see the palace of Spiez also from inside, it is beautifully furnished and from the tower you will have an excellent view over the lake and the surrounding mountains. Next to the palace wine is grown and Spiez is also a popular place to go for a vacation, with plenty of great hotels by the lake, but it is a lot more quiet than Interlaken. Visiting the palace of Spiez is easiest, when you arrive by ship, because the train-station is in a distance of 1500 meters from the palace.
Good news for all VT-ers : Photography is NO problem at all inside the palace !!

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  • Maryimelda's Profile Photo
    Mar 14, 2012 at 10:01 PM

    Hi Michael, I am investigating ideas for my next trip which is going to be on the drawing board for quite some time I would think. Expect to see me popping into your pages from time to time. Spiez looks wonderful and is definitely worth thinking about. Thanks for another great page.

  • Aug 17, 2010 at 3:55 PM

    The LEIBUNDGUT family was linked to the Von Bubenberg's -& a "branch-line"--as the BUBENBERG motto was "LEIB und GUT". Is there a book which attempts to explain the origins of these families? Have BUBENBERG;s taken YDNA tests eg: 67 markers?

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2007 at 10:42 PM

    It's amusing to see the Swiss Pyramid on your page while making a page about Egyptian Pyramids! Really enjoyed watching landscapes and castles at your pics. Thanks Michael for a splendid virtual travel!

  • bugulma's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2007 at 11:45 PM

    I hope to come to Switzerland one day. Castles Spiez and Oberhofen are on my list to see as well as Swiss Pyramid

  • lotharlerch's Profile Photo
    Apr 29, 2007 at 12:32 PM

    Was ich so alles versäumt habe im Berner Oberland...

  • Jenniflower's Profile Photo
    Apr 29, 2007 at 11:02 AM

    What a gorgeous castle, thanks for the highly informative page and the stunning pictures :)

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Apr 29, 2007 at 4:07 AM

    The views from the extra steps are stunning & the castle interior does look as if it stepped out of a fairy tale

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Apr 29, 2007 at 12:50 AM

    Another great page about a Swiss gem! It's years since I've been on top of Niesen, an amazing steep ride up.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2007 at 6:11 PM

    What a beautiful area - it must be where postcards were invented!! Schloss Oberhofen looks so scenic, sitting half in the lake! Great Transport tips as always. I laughed at Schloss Spiez stucco repairs - must tell my wife that we should remain 'historic'!

  • Ekaterinburg's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2007 at 2:17 PM

    I've never seen so many castles concentrated in one area before. Wonderful vistas ! St Columban ?? Was he Irish I wonder ??It's certainly an Irish name. Very informative and interesting page Michael ))

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