River Surfing in the middle of this town #Thun

Tripoto
9th Oct 2017

River surf with the view of Castle, church and the bridge

Photo of River Surfing in the middle of this town #Thun by Annet P S

Yes, that is right! One doesn't have to go in search for an ocean or a beach to surf, you could surf right in the middle of Thun, a town in Switzerland.

How to locate the river surf point

To find this surf point, visit Obere Schleuse in Thun. It's a covered wooden bridge on the river Aare, with flowers hanging on both the sides. Built in the 18th century, this bridge connects the town to an island and is close to Thun train station. #obereschleuse

Wooden covered bridge on the river

Photo of Obere Schleuse, Thun, Switzerland by Annet P S

Take a walk across the 18th century bridge

Photo of Obere Schleuse, Thun, Switzerland by Annet P S

And the Flusswelle or the surf point is just in front of this very pretty bridge, it ain't hard to miss! #flusswelle

Flusswelle in front of the bridge

Photo of River Surfing in the middle of this town #Thun by Annet P S

From time and again, this river wave has attracted experienced surfers to grab their surf boards and enjoy stand surfing while not having to leave the town. Perks yeah! #surf

Please bear in mind, due to the roughness in the current, it is advised to surf only if you have enough experience in surfing!

View of the town and river Aare from the bridge

Photo of River Surfing in the middle of this town #Thun by Annet P S

Castles, lake, river, picturesque churches, pretty bridges, cozy restaurants, museum, it has all.

Lakeside castle overlooking Bernese Alps

Photo of River Surfing in the middle of this town #Thun by Annet P S

Hilltop castle and church from the river

Photo of River Surfing in the middle of this town #Thun by Annet P S

Take the stairs to the top of the castle to enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the town. Cute red-tile roof structures, the river, lake, alps can be seen. Enjoy a nice meal in the restaurant or dig deep into the history in the museum which the castle has to offer. #jungfrau #alps #bernesealps #eiger

View from the top of the castle

Photo of River Surfing in the middle of this town #Thun by Annet P S

Church

Photo of River Surfing in the middle of this town #Thun by Annet P S

Schloss Schadau (Schadau castle)

One of the beautiful lakeside castle I've ever seen! This castle is in the midst of a lush garden while the south of the castle overlooks lake Thun and gives breathtaking view of some of the famous Bernese alps peaks i.e., Eiger, Jungfrau, Mönch. #schlossschadau #schadaucastle #mönch

What a beautiful setting - Schadau castle

Photo of Schloss Schadau, Seestrasse, Thun, Switzerland by Annet P S

View of lake Thun, Bernese Alps from south of the castle on a cloudy day

Photo of Schloss Schadau, Seestrasse, Thun, Switzerland by Annet P S

Now a 3-star hotel, they also provide outdoor eatery. Talk about food with a view!

Photo of River Surfing in the middle of this town #Thun by Annet P S

Old Town

Wander through the old town of Thun - cobbled streets, cozy restaurants, wooden bridges, birds flocking, river Aare flowing by, adds prettiness to this quaint little town.

Love how the plants/flowers add more charm

Photo of River Surfing in the middle of this town #Thun by Annet P S

The other wooden bridge on Aare

Photo of River Surfing in the middle of this town #Thun by Annet P S

Getting to Thun

Thun is easily accessible by public transport. Take the train from Zurich main station to Thun Bahnhof via Bern which is around 90 mins. From Bern, it only takes an hour to reach. For more information on availability of the trains and the timings, check the website. Once you reach Thun, most of the sites are in walkable distance so you can enjoy at your own pace. #sbbcffs #sbb

Getting to Thun by train

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The bus stop view

Photo of River Surfing in the middle of this town #Thun by Annet P S

It doesn't matter if you are a tourist or an avid surfer, this place offers serene beauty all around and is not to be missed when you are around Bern.

.. or go cruising on lake Thun

Photo of River Surfing in the middle of this town #Thun by Annet P S

Flusswelle

The translation of german word 'flusswelle' is river wave.
The rapid force of water gushing down from lake Thun through the bridge, creates swirls on river Aare. And due to this friction, the waves are created which are perfect for surfing. #thun #surfing #riveraare #lakethun

Obere Schleuse bridge on river Aare

Photo of Flusswelle Thun, Obere Schleuse, Thun, Switzerland by Annet P S

River Surfing. Image credit - Verein Flusssurfen Thun

Photo of Flusswelle Thun, Obere Schleuse, Thun, Switzerland by Annet P S

Thun, the town

Thun is a small town in the canton of Bern at the shore of Thunersee/ lake Thun. River Aare flows through and out of lake Thun and adds charm to the already beautiful town. #bern #switzerland #thunersee

What else to see in Thun:

Schloss Thun (Thun castle)

Built in the 12th century, this historic hilltop castle is easily accessible from the main train station. There is a church and a small fort close to the castle and this place is wheel-chair friendly too. #schlossthun #thuncastle

Thun castle - up and close

Photo of Thun Castle, Schlossberg, Thun, Switzerland by Annet P S

Wheel-chair friendly place

Photo of Thun Castle, Schlossberg, Thun, Switzerland by Annet P S

Thun castle

Photo of Thun Castle, Schlossberg, Thun, Switzerland by Annet P S

Swiss Heritage sites

This town maybe small but has several monuments/sites that are listed under 'Swiss heritage sites of national significance' such as Sherzligen church, Schadau castle, Thun castle, Townhall, even the view of lake Thun among others.

Townhall

Photo of River Surfing in the middle of this town #Thun by Annet P S

Sherzligen Church

Photo of Scherzligen Kirche - Thun, Seestrasse, Thun, Switzerland by Annet P S

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