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Jul 7, 2016 - Thunsee and Thun

We explored along the north shore of Thunsee (Lake Thun) today and then into Thun after which the lake is named. Thun had a charming old town dominated by Schloss Thun with its many turrets which gave it a fairy-tale feel. The castle was once owned by Duke Berchtold V a member of the Swiss powerful Zahringen family. The old town had an attractive riverfront which we enjoyed strolling and at the old Untere Schleusenbruke, a covered wooden bridge we watched crazy water skies testing their skills against the torrential water flow below the...

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Jul 2, 2013 - Getting to know Thun

We decided we needed a down day to recover from the trauma of the parking garages. The car is parked now and we're planning on leaving it there until we leave Thun! So today we decided to hang out in Thun and see the town. Unlike Interlaken which is very touristy, Thun has very few tourists. We can't figure out why, it is a wonderful town to visit! It has a beautiful lake front, 2 castles, a pretty old town with a nice square, cobblestone shopping street and riverside boardwalk. The people are incredibly friendly and there are some great...

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Jun 30, 2013 - Above the Lakes

A fun day exploring the Bernese Oberland with Cristina and Sven! We had no idea that Switzerland had so many large lakes! Thun is located on one of them, Thunersee (Thun Lake) and it is joined by a canal to Brienzersee (Lake Brienz) with the tourist town of Interlaken located between the two lakes. We woke up this morning to clearing skies and views down the valley of the famous mountain trio, Eiger, Jungfrau and Monch. Dale played chauffeur and we drove down the lake shore and then up a narrow, privately owned "toll road" which took us to...

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Jun 29, 2013 - Summer in Switzerland

An easy flight from Santiago to Zurich and our first order of business was a very expensive coffee and croissant at the airport. Better get used to the prices, things will be more expensive than in Spain! We picked up our rental car, a peppy Mazda this time and set out for Thun. Our original plan had been to take the scenic route but the weather was socked in so we drove straight to Thun and found Cristina and Sven's apartment with no trouble. It was easy to pick out because Cristina just happened to be walking by the door when we drove up!...

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Mar 19, 2011 - back home

Tja, das wars dann also mit 11 Wochen Ferien ... nie musste ich mein Bett machen, nie Kochen und selber Waschen ... schön wars. Die Reise back to Switzerland ist gut und ohne Zwischenfälle und mit sehr gutem Flugi-Essen verlaufen. Nur der Abholer hat etwas versagt :-) Er kam wegen eines grossen Staus zu spät ! Ich bedanke mich bei allen Menschen, die mich auf der Reise begleitet und die vielen schönen, zum Teil auch etwas ärgerlichen Erlebnisse mit mir geteilt haben. Ich danke auch allen Menschen, die ich kennenlernen durfte, seis in...

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Aug 16, 2009 - A Little Swiss Bike Ride

Barbie and I took off to see some of Switzerland's famous mountain passes. We left Thun, and rode south-east to Grimselpass, then to Nufenenpass, then north again over St. Gottardpass. We stopped in a little town called Burglen for lunch. It is the home of the archer William Tell- remember that story, he shot the apple off his son's head! After lunch, we went over Klausenpass, then back over Klausenpass; then Sustenpass and back home. We may have done a little too much; almost 400km, and we were gone 12 hours. Barbie said it was the best...

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Aug 10, 2009 - Thun

We had a great 2 day ride to Switzerland. We rode south out of Czech Republic, and into Austria, then westbound, past Salzburg, Kitzbuhel, Innsbruck; and spent the night in little place called Feldkirch, on the Austrian/Lichtenstein border. Out for a nice supper, (and yes, I even had a beer!), and into bed early. Several times, Barbie had a tear in her eye, thinking of her father, who was born and raised in Austria. He would have been so excited for her; on her way to meet his sister. On the road early the next morning for the run to Thun,...

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May 17, 2008 - Dad leaves tomorrow

Well my first guest is leaving, and soon I will be back to my old life of solitude. I had a great time with my dad. It will be the 1st time in history that we ever spent this much time together without killing each other. We rounded off the trip days with a visit to 3 places I has never been, so it was a nice chance for me to see new places. We went to Thun, Spiez and Zug. Thun is one of my favirote places so far in Switzerland. Great shopping, cute shops and streets, a beautiful castle and of course, an amazing waterfront. We enjoyed a...

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Jul 13, 2005 - Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

It was finally time to see the country of my ancestors. I had been looking forward to seeing Switzerland and the Swiss Alps more than anywhere else, and I was pretty excited. The border was only a few kilometers north of Lake Como, so we headed up the steep, twisting road leading over the pass and into Switzerland. We passed several more lakes and small resort villages before we crossed the border, bought a Swiss autobahn pass, and came to the town of Lugano. It is actually a Swiss town, but looks and seems just like an Italian...

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