Immersed in Vistas and Nature Wonders: Our Breathtaking Getaway in Spiez

Embarking on a journey to Spiez, a unique town gem nestled along the serene shores of Lake Thun, we were eager to immerse ourselves in its natural splendor. From the moment we set foot in Belvédère Strandhotel, we were captivated by the sheer beauty that surrounded us at every glance. Our enchanting escapade, was filled with breathtaking vistas and unforgettable moments.

Exploring Spiez: A Journey of Discovery


Spiez bayAs we ventured into the heart of Spiez town,  its old-world charm and scenic beauty, enchanted us. Strolling along the shores of the bay, we marveled at the postcard-perfect views that unfolded before us. Quaint cafes and restaurants beckoned us to explore further. While the gentle lapping of the waves provided a soothing soundtrack to our wanderings. Spiez castle stands as an evidence to its marvellous history. The castle is enchanting with its stories that unfolded within its walls. But even more with the bay & mountainous scenery that expands beyond its stones.

A Panoramic Retreat at the Hotel Room

Belvedere Strandhotel room view

Belvedere Strandhotel SpiezWhen we stepped into our room at Belévèdere Strandhotel, a breathtaking panorama greeted us with its beauty that stretched out before us. With sweeping views of Spiez bay and the tranquil expanse of Lake Thun, each sunrise and sunset painted the sky with a kaleidoscope of colors.  In particular, morning coffee was an unmatchable treat, as we watched the sunrise spread its rays on the bay.  It was a haven of serenity, and solace in the embrace of nature’s grandeur. 

Tranquility & Stunning Scenery at the SPA

Belvedere Strandhotel SPA

Belvedere Strandhotel SPA

Entering the hotel’s SPA was akin to stepping into a sanctuary of tranquility. The heated outdoor pool beckoned us to unwind amidst the backdrop of the majestic lake and surrounding mountains. While the outdoor sauna offered a sensory unique experience with its panoramic views. Inside, the jacuzzi and steam rooms enveloped us in warmth and relaxation, soothing both body and soul. The spacious garden extending the SPA, provided a serene escape. A heavenly place where we could reconnect with nature and rejuvenate our spirits.

Feasting with a View at the Terrace

Breakfast at Belvedere Strandhotel Spiez

Strandhotel Belvedere cocktails and viewPerched on the terrace, we enjoyed different culinary experiences, and a backdrop that stole our breath away. From breakfast to dinner, each meal was a feast for the senses. Especially, as it was accompanied by the ever-changing scenery of Spiez bay and the surrounding Alps. Indulging in a leisurely coffee break or sipping cocktails at sunset at the Captian’s bar, every moment was elevated by the mesmerizing panorama that stretched out before us. The Terrace design is inspired by a boat’s deck. As the scenery altered around the clock, it felt like cruising throughout the day.

The Picnic Experience: Nature’s Canvas

Picnic with view over Spiez

Picnic with view over SpiezIn the tranquil embrace of the hotel garden, we embarked on a picnic experience that was as delightful as it was picturesque. With Spiez bay in our vision, we savored some sandwiches and fruits, while surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature. It was a moment of pure bliss, where time seemed to stand still, and the beauty of our surroundings enveloped us in its embrace.

Stockhorn Mountain: Reaching New Heights


StockhornWe went further in the region in our experiences. A cable car ride whisked us high above the valley floor to the summit of Stockhorn mountain, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. As we ascended, the air grew crisper, and the scenery more breathtaking. Each altitude revealed a new vista of snow-capped peaks and verdant valleys below. It was a journey where we felt truly stunned amidst the splendor of the Swiss Alps. Although it was around mid May, Hinterstockensee, the mountain lake midway in the trip to the peak, was still frozen. The mix of greenery and snow white created a mesmerising view.

Mount Niesen: the Pyramid of Switzerland

Mount Niesen

Mount NiesenAs evening descended, we embarked on a magical journey to the summit of Mount Niesen. Niesen is known affectionately as the pyramid of Switzerland. Riding the funicular to the top, we stunned at a spectacle of nature’s heaven. The sun coloured the mountain peaks in pink & orange, casting a warm glow over the alpine landscape. It was a moment of awe-inspiring beauty that etched itself into our memories forever.

Lake Thun: A Voyage of Wonder

Lake Thun tour

Lake Thun boat tourNo trip to Spiez would be complete without a leisurely boat ride on Lake Thun. The  breathtaking views of medieval castles and charming lakeside towns created beautiful postcards along the lake. Against the backdrop of towering mountains, we sailed across crystal-clear waters. Each moment  was a testament to the timeless beauty of Switzerland’s pristine landscapes.

Harder Kulm A Sunset Splendor

Harder Kulm

Harder KulmVenturing beyond Spiez, we embarked on a scenic journey to Harder Kulm in Interlaken, where the allure of sunset views awaited. Ascending via the funicular, we were treated to an exhilarating ride through lush forests and rugged terrain. Upon reaching the summit, we were greeted by a panoramic vista that stretched as far as the eye could see. To the west, Lake Thun shimmered in the fading light, while to the east, Lake Brienz sparkled like a gem amidst the surrounding peaks. As the sun dipped below the horizon, casting a golden hue over the landscape, we stood in awe of the beauty that unfolded before us.

Our sojourn in Spiez, with its captivating vistas and unforgettable experiences, left an indelible mark on our hearts. From the panoramic views of Belvédère Strandhotel to the natural splendor of Lake Thun and its surrounding mountains. Every moment was a celebration of the beauty that surrounded us. As we bidded farewell to this enchanting destination, we carried with us memories of a journey filled with wonder and awe. Spiez, with its timeless allure, will forever hold a special place in our hearts as a destination where nature’s beauty reigns supreme.

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