After spending the night in Mürren, our plan was to visit the Jungfraujoch, but the mountains were shrouded in fog. No point in going to the top of a mountain when you can’t see your nose in front of your face. So, we began our journey to Rapperswil, where we’re spending the majority of our time in Switzerland.
On our way to Rapperswil, we made an unscheduled stop in the village of Thun. We noticed a castle there, on our way to Mürren, and figured it might be fun to see what that was about. This turned out to be one of the highlights of the trip so far. This town is so beautiful and picturesque; manicured nearly to perfection. I’m so jaded. It feels like every place of historical significance in the states has been taken over by Disney and there is so little of anything that’s authentic anymore. But Thun felt every bit as authentic as it was manicured.
So we walked from the train station up towards the castle, stopping along the way to snap photos here and there. That top photo is looking across the river, up towards the castle (on the left) and the adjacent church/clock tower (on the right).
We walked around in the castle a bit, which is full of cool old stuff, and goes into a lot of detail about the history of the town. You can also walk up into one of the towers and get a fantastic view of the valley and mountains across the lake.