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P6227879ac Mediaeval Castle of Thun 1190

P6227879ac Mediaeval Castle of Thun 1190
Wikipedia: Thun is a municipality in the district of Thun in the canton of Berne in Switzerland with about 42,136 inhabitants (1 January 2006); It is located where the River Aare flows out of Lake Thun (Thunersee), 30 km south of Bern; Besides tourism, machine and apparatus engineering, the largest garrison of the country, the food industry and publishing are of economic importance to Thun; The area of what is now Thun was inhabited since the Neolithic age (mid-3rd millennium BC); The name of the city derives from the Celtic term Dunum, meaning "fortified city"; It fell to Rome in 58 BC, when Roman legions conquered almost all Switzerland, and soon became one of the main centres of Roman administration in the region; The Romans were driven off from Thun, along with the whole of Switzerland, by the Burgundians around 400 AD; The Aare became the frontier between the Christian Burgundians and the Pagan, German-speaking Alemanni, who lived north; Thun was mentioned for the first time during the 7th century, in the chronicle of Frankish monk Fredgar; The region of Thun became a part of the Holy Roman Empire in 1033, when Conrad II gained the title of King of Burgundy; The emperors entrusted the Zahringen family, centred in Bern, to subdue the unruly nobles of central Switzerland; Around 1190 Duke Bertold V of Zahringen, built a castle in Thun and expanded the city; After Bertold's death in 1218, his territories went to Ulrich III von Kyburg; In 1264 Thun received state rights and in 1384 the town was bought by the canton of Bern; Thun was the capital of the Oberland canton of the Helvetic Republic; In 1819 a Military School was founded in the city, which later developed in the main military school in Switzerland; Thun was connected to the railway network of Switzerland in 1859 and telephone access made available in 1888. Main sights: The Castle (twelfth century) with a history museum; This has several sections about medieval armors and weaponry and rural life; The Rathaus (townhall), erected in the sixteenth century; Lake Thun and the view of the Alps: Niederhorn, Niesen, Stockhorn; The Wocher Panorama, the oldest remaining panorama drawing in the world; The Kunstmuseum Thun
Schloss Schadau; Switzerland Thun Castle.

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