Jun 3, 2014 - 7:17 AM
Thanks for posting your question here. I wouldn't choose a Eurail Pass with just 2 trips in Germany. You'd better purchase point to point tickets for Germany: Berlin - Munich and Munich - Swiss border (probably Schaffhausen or St. Margrethen, depending on your route). An 8-day Swiss Youth Pass would cover everything in Switzerland (most is free, mountain transport is discounted). See here for what's included. I am assuming you are 25 or younger. If not, a regular Swiss Pass would apply. A 4-day pass may also fit your needs if you don't need much traveling in the last two days, but that depends on your plans.
I'm not sure when you're traveling, but if it's within the next 6 months, you can profit from the promotion offering a $50 discount on your pass. It's available for 3 more days. See here please: www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html. It's the best available price and cheaper than buying locally.
The tickets for Germany can be found here: www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html
If you want to see Lake Thun, the town of Thun is not the best place to do so (despite the name). The center of town and the rail station are not directly on the lake. You can walk over to the Schadaupark in about 15 minutes and see the lake there. But Thun is located in the utmost corner of the lake so you really can't see it all from there. A better option is to take a boat to Interlaken West (free with the pass). Second best, and quicker, is to take bus 21 from Thun to Interlaken Ost via the northern bank of the lake (also free).
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 12:55 PM by Arno