Culture & museums

The towns and cities of the area boast a rich cultural heritage and countless architectural treasures – some of which can be discovered by means of a guided tour. The rich and diverse cultural scene includes museums, exhibitions, UNESCO World Heritage sites, festivals, and much more.

Museums

Plongée dans plus de 800 ans de savoir-faire et de goût avec la découverte de l'histoire du célèbre fromage Tête de Moine.

Immerse yourself in the colourful and playful world of the Swatch brand, whose museum is located on the second floor of the new Cité du Temps.

Swiss Fruits and Distillery Museum

A front door to the Jura and to the history of an entire region.

A mythical descent 23 m underground to discover a unique industrial heritage.

Housed in the Cité du Temps building, the OMEGA museum invites visitors to discover the highlights of the famous brand, using a wide range of interactive experiences.

A beautiful setting and exceptional displays immersing you in a distant past.

A foundation for the nature heritage of the Jura.

La Chocolaterie à croquer ! takes you on a journey of taste and discovery, a course of which you alone determine.

From the farm to the cheese dairy

The art centre in Biel/Bienne brings together contemporary art, photography and cinema.

Discover the rich heritage of this mythic beverage.

The museum of art and history in Biel/Bienne has quite a mixture, but also captivating.

Cité du Temps - French for the City of Time - is nestled in the heart of Biel, the world's watchmaking capital.

The mammals and birds of Switzerland in their habitat and original temporary exhibits.

A journey to the centre of the earth to see how the miners of yesteryear worked.

The biggest museum specialised in clock-making in the world: 4,000 exhibits to see!

Guided tours

Discover the early years of Charles-Edouard Jeanneret (better known as Le Corbusier) in La Chaux-de-Fonds.

Relive the Belle Époque in Neuchâtel during a guided tour and enjoy some unique experiences!

Guided visit of astronomical observatory and solar or wind power plants.

Find out about the working lives of the region's men and women in times gone by.

A city built by and for the watchmaking industry, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List

Explore the magical atmosphere of the his torical old town, and discover Biel’s history and the most important places to visit.

Tour of the old town of Delémont dedicated to the history of sovereignty of Switzerland’s youngest canton, including a visit to the Musée d’art et d’histoire.

Discover the lovely peninsula of St. Peter's Island in Lake Biel. Visit a late medieval monastery or the remains of prehistoric settlements and Roman buildings.

During this tour you will learn about the arrival of the first watchmakers, the development of this industry and its growth in status.

The biggest solar power installation in Switzerland; well worth a visit.

Can you catch the murderer?

This medieval town by the Doubs is a treasure of the Jura just waiting to be discovered.

During this tour you gain insight into urban living, the economy and the combination of city and nature in Biel.

The crematorium, stained-glass windows and staircases are to be discovered.

Discover chamois and wild marmots at the Chasseral with a guide.

Watches

Build your own watch, a unique experience.

Bring a watch to life in a workshop in Le Locle.

Enjoy the unique experience of a visit of a genuine, world-renowned Swiss watchmaking manufacture.

Build one's own watch with the help of a watchmaker.

Create and assemble your own CIMIER watch according to the finest Swiss watchmaking traditions

Discover the unique watchmaking heritage of the Franches Montagnes.

The "Garde Temps" invites you to put yourself in a real watchmaker's shoes.

Explore the world of watchmaking with an expert watchmaker.

An exclusive and unique experience at the high-class watchmaker Corum.

Cultural heritage

An iconic architectural ensemble of the city of Neuchâtel.

A small architectural gem at the heart of a watchmakers’ village.

Take a scenic walk among sculptures and nature.

Relive the Belle Époque in Neuchâtel and enjoy some unique experiences!

Discover and visit one of the last absinthe drying shed in the Val-de-Travers.

Theaters & Cinemas

Biel Solothurn Theatre and Orchestra (TOBS) is a theatre and orchestra company producing opera, plays and concerts in the cities of Biel and Solothurn.

An Italian-style theatre of national importance.

The cultural hotspot of Neuchâtel offers a rich and varied programme

UNESCO World Heritage

Discover a fascinating world to the rythm of a watch.

Prehistoric pile-dwelling sites featured on UNESCO's World Heritage List.