Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Schloss Thun

We're kind of castle freaks. I mean, we can never get enough of them. We had one day left to do a family trip. Originally we had thought we might go to Lucerne, but because we hadn't managed to see Schloss Thun last week, we decided to go back yesterday.

After being accosted from someone from Radio Energy and asked to greet Thun from Canada, we made our way up the stairs.

It was another opportunity for me to take some pictures of the kids.

And play with my HDR app on my phone. Sometimes it works a little better than others...

Then, using our Swiss passes, we went into the castle museum.

These are bones they found when excavating...probably from the massive feasts that used to go on in the castle.

A shadow box in the first exhibit played this scene on the wall.

Interestingly enough, Castle Thun has changed immensely since the last time we were there. They've condensed their old exhibits (which is a shame, we really loved them), and added some new informational sections. In this first room, we read about the history of the castle and the city.

Guess what animal this bone is from, then stick your hand in the shadow box to find out if you were right. UH NO THANKS.

The one thing they really did improve was all the interactive stations for kids. Like in this hall where they had this knight gear.

And a place to sign your name to the Thun Charter.
(notice the date?)
And a little dress up section.

She's not just an imperial queen.

She's a lethal knight. Watch out!

We really loved the floor in this hall.

And all the colourful crests and tapestries.

Then we climbed up another floor and looked at pottery. These are made especially for tourists with cities depicted on them. Even Edinbrugh!

The kids really got into the prison rooms. They set up all these photos.

Look at the locks!

Then David and I went up another floor. This room was only accessible if you'd bought the Knight's Pass and then you could do Knight Training.

David was really disappointed he couldn't train to be a knight.

Even after he was shot by an arrow.