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

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.

Museum, an old-fashioned cheese dairy, a cafe and a store selling local specialties revolving around Tête de Moine AOP cheese.

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

A listed historical monument, this museum houses an impressive collection of art.

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

Rich colourful collections taking you on a discovery of... Man!

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

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

Printmakinf, photography, installation, painting: exhibitions demultiplying points of view.

Swiss Fruits and Distillery Museum

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

Discover the pictorial and literary art of Dürrenmatt in a beautiful setting.

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

From the farm to the cheese dairy

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

The secrets of time nestled in a magic place: the Château des Monts

Discover the rich heritage of this mythic beverage.

A short tour of Neuchâtel history, numismatics and arts.

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

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.

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

A fantastic multimedia space dedicated to the Watchmaking town planning.

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

A foundation for the nature heritage of the Jura.

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

Discover renewable energies during a guided tour of the solar power plant and/or a wind turbine at Mont-Soleil.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Discover the diversity of the wines grown around lake Biel.

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

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

Watches

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

Step in the shoes of a watchmaker and discover the fascinating world of Swiss mechanical watchmaking in a unique way!

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

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

Build your own watch, a unique experience.

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

Discover the unique watchmaking heritage of the Franches Montagnes.

Explore the world of watchmaking with an expert watchmaker.

Cultural heritage

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

Relive the Belle Epoque in Neuchâtel and enjoy some unique experiences : scavenger hunt "Les Chenapans" and guided city tours

An iconic architectural ensemble of the city of Neuchâtel.

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

Take a scenic walk among sculptures and nature.

Theaters & Cinemas

The cultural hotspot of Neuchâtel offers a rich and varied programme

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.

UNESCO World Heritage

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

Discover a fascinating world to the rythm of a watch.