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Sigriswil on Lake Thun

We will be staying at an Airbnb in a village called Sigriswil which seems to be near Lake Thun. We will be there April 26-30. I chose to stay here because I thought it may be convenient for us to take the train from there to Interlaken and the villages nearby it and to use it as a place to take the train elsewhere. If anyone has stayed in Sigriswil and has experiences or recommendations, I would enjoy hearing them. Thanks.

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There is no train station in Sigriswil. And depending on where in the village you are staying you may find out that public transit is not so convenient.

You can use www.sbb.ch to find out how the public transport connections to/from your accommodation are. The trip planner on that site can plan down to the street address. So just use the address of your accommodation as start or end point, and it will figure out for you how the travel will work.

Posted by
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Yes, there are bus stops (not stations) but look at where you are. Again, use www.sbb.ch to plan from your accommodation. You will notice that it may not be as convenient as you believe...

Posted by
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there are no trains on that side of the lake.

There is a boat which goes over to Spiez, near the castle, but it is a good pull up to the Spiez station.

You may find, especially as Sigriswil is very steep, that you are more isolated than you had hoped.

Posted by
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There is also a train station in Thun, which is closer to Sigriswil by bus than Interlaken. It's a fun place to visit as well. There is a boat tour around the lake for a scenic trip. You can travel a short distance by boat, then switch to the bus.

All the best,

Raymond

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Since you already have everything booked, it is not a problem. What you will gain are very beautiful views of the lake and mountains, and being in a more rural Swiss setting where many locals actually live. The bridge there brings a lot of tourists, but they usually just come for an hour or so and leave again.

You will have to take the bus to Thun for the train, as mentioned above. The boat is very scenic, but not a quick way to travel, so check both departure and arrival times if you are wanting to travel quickly so that you can accurately compare and choose the best mode of transportation for your outing.