"Thun - Gate of the Bernese Alps" Top 5 Page for this destination Thun by german_eagle
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Thun is located right on the place where the Aare river leaves the Lake of Thun.
Originally a celtic founding (dunum = fortified hill) it has been a popular place for settling and travelling through thousands of years.
After a touristic boom in the 19th century it lost its function of a place for staying of tourists to the villages in the Alps. An advantage for the traveller in our times - it is less touristy and remained authentic Swiss athmosphere of the past.
Public transportation in the area is sufficient as one might expect in Switzerland. Beside the trains and boats there... more travel advice
Merligen is one of those villages on the northern shore of Lake Thun. It enjoys a sunny location with mild climate,... more travel advice
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