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.


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

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

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.

Discover the rich heritage of this mythic beverage.

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

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

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.

From the farm to the cheese dairy

A foundation for the nature heritage of the Jura.

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

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

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

Swiss Fruits and Distillery Museum

Guided tours

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

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

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

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

Can you catch the murderer?

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.


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

Discover the unique watchmaking heritage of the Franches Montagnes.

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

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

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

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

Explore the world of watchmaking with an expert watchmaker.

Build your own watch, a unique experience.

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

Cultural heritage

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

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

Take a scenic walk among sculptures and nature.

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

An iconic architectural ensemble of the city of Neuchâtel.

Theaters & Cinemas

An Italian-style theatre of national importance.

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.