Leissigen Youth Hostel

Oberfeldweg 9, 3706 Leissigen
  • Directly on Lake Thun
  • Large beach and direct access to the lake
  • Fantastic garden
  • Stand Up Paddle and rowing boat hire

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A famous malty drink and a historic chalet by Lake Thun

The former summer residence of the inventor of the malt beverage Ovaltine (known as Ovomaltine in Switzerland) on the shores of Lake Thun is the perfect place for a delightful long holiday. A stay in the historic chalet suits almost every budget and you will be assured a good night’s sleep with or without the famous malty drink that was described as “The world’s best nightcap” back in the 1950s.

Anyone looking out over Lake Thun across to the snowy mountains from the terrace or from the Leissigen Youth Hostel’s own pebble beach will soon realise that a short stay is too brief to enjoy the beauty and diversity of the Bernese Oberland to the full. Our top tip: Allow enough time for cycling, hiking, swimming and exploring around Lake Thun right from the start. There are plenty of culinary delights to enjoy in the region, which – like a cup of Ovaltine – will increase your stamina as you enjoy new and exciting adventures. As Albert Wander, the inventor of Ovaltine, once said, “You won’t do it better with Ovaltine – just longer.”

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Theres Burgener & Team