Posts about Thunersee

Lake Thun (German: Thunersee) is an Alpine lake in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. It takes its name from the city of Thun, on its north western shore.

The lake is fed by water from Lake Brienz to the south east, which lies 6 metres higher than Lake Thun, and various rivers in the Oberland, including the Kander. Lake Thun was created after the last ice age and was originally part of the historic combined Wendelsee (”The Spiral Lake”). Passenger ships have operated on the lake since 1835 and there are currently ten passenger ships in total, operated by the local railway company BLS Lötschbergbahn.

Thunersee (Lake Thun), Switzerland

Lake Thun (German: Thunersee) is an Alpine lake in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. It takes its name from the city of Thun, on its north western shore. The lake is fed by water from Lake Brienz to the south east, which lies 6 metres higher than Lake Thun, and various streams in the Oberland, […]

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Seeblick, Gwatt, Switzerland

Along the lake shore path at Gwatt are homes perfect for twitchers: this area is separated from the Thunersee by large reed beds full of nesting birds.

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Spring is here

It’s been a long time coming, but Spring is here. Beautiful weather this past weekend, so it’ll soon be time once more to travel to Thun by ship for shopping trip, and time to dust off the camera to capture summer sunshine.

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Rainy Train

A view out of the train window on my way home the other day, as the tail end of a storm swept over the Thunersee. No Photoshop work on this one other than image sharpening; this was the real colour of the scene.

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The View from Spiez Station

The harbour area of Spiez, taken from the train station. Poet Josef Viktor Widmann (1842–1911) wrote in his book Spaziergänge in den Alpen (Strolls in the Alps) that “the view from Spiez Station is one of the most beautiful in the world“. I’d imagine that the foreground of this view was quite different at the […]

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