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Harder Kulm - St. Beatus Caves - Oberhofen castle - Thun - Bern

Price: 149.00 EUR
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Route: Lucerne - Harder Kulm - St. Beatus Caves - Oberhofen castle - Thun - Bern - Lucerne
Duration: 11 h
Our first visit in this tour will be at Harder Kulm . For more than 100 years, the funicular has been negotiating the 735 meters of altitude to the Harder Kulm, located at 1322 meters.  A five-minute walk takes visitors from the mountain station to the lovely restaurant with turrets and a red tile roof. Next to the restaurant, guests may visit the “Two-Lakes-Bridge” and an airy viewing platform with a glass area in its floor. From there, truly deep sights can be seen and the magnificent view to Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau as well as Lakes Brienz and Thun can be savoured. Next we will stop at the St. Beatus Caves (Beatushöhlen) is one of the best touristic attractions in Interlaken with stunning nature.   The caves are amazingly beautiful from inside, one of the greatest things to watch inside is the force the water passed through this cave. Explore around one kilometre of safe and well-lit walkways inside the mountain. Discover stalactites and stalagmites that have been formed by nature over millions of years as you immerse yourself in this unique underground world. A visit to the Cave Museum is a chance to learn more about this natural wonder.The next stop of this tour will be at Oberhofen Castle with its medieval keep and lake tower is located on the shore of Lake Thun. The castle, which dates back to the early 13th century, houses a living museum. The large castle park is supposed to be one of the most magnificent in the region of the Alps. Exhibits ranging from neo-Gothic dining rooms to knights' suits of armor to a Turkish smoking parlor: the exhibit rooms of the living museum display Bernese residential culture dating back to the time period of the 16th to the 19th century. The castle chapel with its wall paintings from the late 15th century can still be used today for baptisms and marriages. A 2.5 hectare large park, that was created around 1840 and impressively illustrates the various fashions in the history of garden art, is located next to the castle. Striking groups of trees, exotic groves, colorful flower arrangements, the picturesque little tower and the view of the imposing mountain landscape above the lake make this garden one of the most photographed gardens for newlyweds. Our fourth stop in this tour will be at Thun , one of Switzerland’s most charming city located at the entrance of the picturesque Bernese Oberland region. Explore the historical town of Thun  and learn about the rich past of the former Zähringen city. Discover the most fascinating sights and hidden treasures of this fairytale city like and get a taste of the local life and culture by visiting the town’s most vibrant and exciting places. Walk on the town’s most impressive wooden bridges, including the legendary “Untere Schleuse” that dates back to the year 1726, Discover the city’s famous and magnificent Castle of Thun built in the 12th century which dominates the entire city, Stroll through the charming cobblestones streets in the historical center of Thun and gaze at the remarkable City Hall and the surrounding Guild Houses from the 16th century, Dive into the town’s most vibrant square “Mühleplatz” where locals relax and sip a drink by the Aare river. Our last stop will be at Bern, where excursion will pass through the old part of Bern, the Swiss capital. You will see all major sights of the 800-years history city, located on Old Town - Bundeshaus , the Kirchenfeld bridge to the Schwellenmätteli, the Bear Park, the Rosengarten, the Gespensterhaus, the Chindlifrässer-Bunnen, the Rathaus, the late Gothic Cathedral Münster, with its stunning portal and its depiction of the Last Judgment, Einstein’s house, the Zytglogge as the first western city gate of Bern’s Old Town, also you will walk to one of Europe’s longest covered shopping promenades with 6 km of arcades.After that we will return to Lucerne.
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