Swiss Train Tours
- Winter in SwitzerlandOctober 20, 2021
- Winter in Switzerland
Ship Ahoi! Even in the mountains!
Switzerland has numerous navigable lakes. The two lakes in the Bernese Oberland have each its own character. Lake Thun opens up to the northwest and has 3 castles on its shores. The other lake of Brienz with its emerald colour resembles a Norwegian fjord.
It is located west of Interlaken and the larger one. The character of the lake is the opening towards Thun because of the lower mountains there. Especially in the afternoon and evening when the sun is lower, the light is splendid. Why not leave the boat at Oberhofen and visit the castle and the nearby museum of clocks and mechanical music instruments, or Spiez and the beautiful bay with castle. Thun is a medieval town with also a castle and a beautiful original old town.
All the boats have a restaurant. A good choice of menus is available and it is the best way to have your lunch, snack or dinner, because the scenery changes constantly.
Especially the over 100 year’s old two paddle steamers (DS Blümlisalp and DS Lötschberg) are worthwhile a trip. You can board the ships on almost all stations at the lake.
How much time do I need from Interlaken to Thun / Brienz and back:
This greatly depends on what your program will be. One can do the whole tour or just a few stops. The whole tour takes about 6 hours (Lake Thun) or 3 hours (Lake Brienz).
On both lakes the boats sail every hour, so an intermediate stop can easily be planned. It is always possible to come back by train (about 30 minutes either from Brienz or Thun).
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