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).
The above image is the view of Spiez from the vineyards above the town. The castle is at the center right with Lake Thun and the Alps surrounding the town.
Seegarten Marina, Bucht, Spiez, ☎ +41 (0)33 655 67 67 ([email protected]), . 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.