Cultural Heritage

Castle and Collegiate Church

Castle & Collegiate church Neuchâtel
Castle & Collegiate church Neuchâtel. © Vincent Bourrut
  • Place

    • Neuchâtel
  • Recommended Duration

    • 30 Minutes

An iconic architectural ensemble of the city of Neuchâtel.

Built in the late 10th century, the Castle not only gave birth to the city at the foot of its ramparts, but also gave the city its name: Novum Castellum (new castle). Proudly enthroned on their hill, the Castle and the 12th-century Collegiate Church are Neuchâtel's undisputed icons. The exterior of the Collegiate Church and its slender towers, as well as its cloister, have just undergone a complete restoration. Be sure not to miss the cenotaph of the Counts of Neuchâtel!

Opening hours

Opening hours
  • Monday - Sunday

    • 08:00 - 20:00

Good to know

Good to know
    • Attention: currently undergoing renovation, the Collégiale is only partly open to the public (until 2022)
    • Attention: the Collégiale will be completely closed to the public from September 2 to November 28 2019
    • The cenotaph or tomb of the counts of Neuchâtel, one of the major works of mediaeval sculpture in Switzerland, is no longer visible (until the end of 2019)


  • Single price


    • Free
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Collegiate church Neuchâtel
Collegiate church Neuchâtel. © Atrium
Neuchâtel City
Neuchâtel City. © Ville de Neuchâtel
Neuchâtel. © Guillaume Perret


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