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

Delve into over 800 years of cheese making history and flavours by discovering the history of the famous Tête de Moine cheese.

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

From the farm to the cheese dairy

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

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

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

Swiss Fruits and Distillery Museum

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

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

A foundation for the nature heritage of the Jura.

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

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

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

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

Guided tours

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

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.

Can you catch the murderer?

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

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.

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

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

A city built by and for the watchmaking industry, inscribed in the world heritage list of the UNESCO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Watches

Discover the unique watchmaking heritage of the Franches Montagnes.

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

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.

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

Explore the world of watchmaking with an expert watchmaker.

Build your own watch, a unique experience.

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

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

Cultural heritage

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

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

Take a scenic walk among sculptures and nature.

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

An iconic architectural ensemble of the city of Neuchâtel.

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.

The cultural hotspot of Neuchâtel offers a rich and varied programme

UNESCO World Heritage

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

Discover a fascinating world to the rythm of a watch.