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Spiez [2] is a picture postcard town in Switzerland.

Panoramic view over Spietz and Lake Thun


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).

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Take a tour on the forest-covered lakeshore between Spiez ans Faulensee and get impressed by the unique harmony of lake and mountains. After this walk from about two hours, enjoy a great meal in Hotel Restaurant Eden or the Restaurant Al Porto or the tiny but famous Restaurant Schlosspintli just aside the lake.

In summer, take a rest at the lake in the afternoon and check out the nightlife of Spiez's suburbs Thun or Interlaken. For a drink, choose some of the many bars in Spiez and don't forget to taste the local "Spiezer" wine.

There's a cinema and a bowlingcenter, too.

There are many activities to do around the lake, as sailing, wind-surfing, river-rafting, bungee-jumping, biking, swimming, canyoning, climbing, paragliding - ask at the tourist office for reservation, rates and further details.



Seegarten Marina, Bucht, Spiez, +41 (0)33 655 67 67 (), [1]. 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.


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.



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

Mid range

  • Hotel Bellevue [3], Seestrasse 36, CH-3700 Spiez, Phone +41-(0)33-654 84 64, Fax +41-(0)33-654 84 48, [email protected]
  • 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).


  • Hotel Belvédère [4], Schachenstrasse 39. Tel: +41 33 655 66 66, fax: +41 33 654 66 33 [email protected]

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