Holidays to Switzerland Travel Podcast Episode 15
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Episode 15: Visiting Spiez and Lake Thun

March 10, 2021 Last Updated on April 30, 2024

Interview with Kasiu Morgernstern, Head of Sales and Marketing at the Belvédère Strandhotel in Spiez

Kasiu Morgernstern has lived in the Bernese Oberland for many years, working in a number of roles in the tourism industry. She currently works as the Head of Sales and Marketing at the Belvédère Strandhotel in Spiez, and in this episode she shares her top tips for visiting Spiez and exploring Lake Thun and the Bernese Oberland.

In this episode you’ll hear Kasiu mention:

  • What she loves about working at the Belvédère Strandhotel in Spiez and why staying in Spiez is a good alternative to Interlaken or Bern
  • Her tips for what to see and do in Spiez and around Lake Thun
  • Transport options – where is Spiez and how to get there
  • The best time of year to visit Spiez
  • The #1 reason you should stay in Spiez

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Show Notes

Below you’ll find a quick summary of some of the places mentioned in this episode, :

>> Spiez – a small town halfway between Thun and Interlaken, built beside what is often referred to as ‘the most beautiful bay in Europe’.

>> Thun – A larger town with an attractive medieval Old Town and a turreted castle, Thun sits at the western end of Lake Thun.

>> Interlaken – a major holiday resort in the Bernese Oberland, known for its adrenaline sports and its proximity to the Jungfrau, Eiger and Monch.

>> St. Beatus Caves – Situated above Lake Thun, St. Beatus Caves are home to a fascinating display of stalactites and stalagmites.

>> Beatenberg – Built on a sunny terrace high above Lake Thun, Beatenberg offers panoramic views of the Bernese Alps. It’s ‘house mountain’, Niederhorn, can be reached by cable car from the village.

>> Sigriswil Suspension Bridge – A 340 metre-long suspension bridge across the Gummischlucht Gorge which connects the villages of Sigriswil and Aeschlen.

>> Stockhorn – A mountain above the Simmental Valley that offers outstanding views of Lake Thun.

>> Jungfraujoch – known as the ‘Top of Europe’, this is one of Switzerland’s most popular mountain destinations.


Useful Resources

You can find out more about Kasiu’s place of work and its amenities by visiting the Belvédère Strandhotel website. The hotel belongs to the Hauenstein Hotels chain.

For information about the Thun Panorama Card, > click here.

We wrote a review of our stay at Belvédère Strandhotel which you can read > here.

You can also browse the following articles on Holidays to Switzerland for further information about some of the destinations and transport passes mentioned in this episode :

Read the full transcript of this episode > here.


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