We leave Thun over the first covered weir bridge and walk to the railway station. The way from the main station to the church Scherzligen is not attractive. The bus is an alternative.
The Romanesque church Scherzligen from the time of the Carolingians was a famous place of pilgrimage for the Virgin Mary until the Reformation.
The Gothic interior was unfortunately destroyed. The Gothic wooden ceiling and interesting frescoes from the 14th century have been preserved.
The tower dates from the 9th century.
The church is popular for weddings. Therefore we could not look inside.
From the Scherzligen church it is only a few steps to the splendidly laid out Schadau Castle grounds. It was built during the period of historicism.
A family day was just taking place and accordingly there was a lot going on in the park around the castle. Nevertheless we enjoyed the coffee on the castle terrace.
From the park, the route runs via the shipyard and lido to the marina. After that, the newly laid out riverside path through the Gwatt begins.
From beautiful wooden footbridges the view extends far into the Jungfrau region. But we could only just guess because of the clouds.
Every time we are happy to see a sign of St. James' Way. One cannot get lost.
Passing a reed area, you pass through the "Bonstettenpark" and a romantic forest.
On this footbridge, the Way of St James leads through a reed area (Gwattlisches Moos) to the Thunerstrasse (Thuner street).
The Way of St. James leads to the Strättli hill, where it meets the route from Spiez at Gwattegg.