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Spiez

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Panoramic view over Spietz and Lake Thun

Spiez [1] is a picture postcard town in Switzerland.


Understand

Spiez is a small, quaint little town (pop 12,500) on the south shore of Lake Thun. It has a wonderful medieval castle and offers spectacular views across the lake.

The tourist office is located on platform 1 of the station (May–Sept Mon–Fri 8AM–6.30PM, Sat 9AM–noon and 2–4PM; Oct–April Mon–Fri 8AM–noon and 2–6PM).

Get in

Get around

See

  • Medieval Castle - located on the lake water-front

Do

Buy

Eat

Seegarten Marina, Bucht, Spiez, +41 (0)33 655 67 67 (), [2]. Friendly, local restaurant with a good range of local food and wine, including fresh fish from the adjacent Thunersee (Lake of Thun). The restaurant's garden terrace faces directly onto the small, picturesque marina and offers a lovely view of houses cascading down the hill to the lake, as well as the pyramidal Niesen above the town.

Drink

The local wine, called "Spiezer", is an excellent choice with your meal. It is produced from the vineyards around Spiez and is available in white or red.

Sleep

Budget

  • Krone, Seestrasse. Tel: +41 33 654 41 31, fax 654 94 31. Shared bathrooms.

Mid range

  • Eden Swiss Quality Hotel, Seestrasse 58, CH-3700, (, fax: +41 (0)33 655 99 01). Four star superior hotel situated 0.5km away from the railway station, 100m from the city center. Single room from 215CHF, double room from 305CHF (as of april 2009).

Splurge

Get out




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