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

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

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

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

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

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

A foundation for the nature heritage of the Jura.

From the farm to the cheese dairy

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

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

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

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

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

Swiss Fruits and Distillery Museum

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

Guided tours

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

Can you catch the murderer?

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.

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 in the world heritage list of the UNESCO

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

Watches

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

Build your own watch, a unique experience.

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

Discover the unique watchmaking heritage of the Franches Montagnes.

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

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

Explore the world of watchmaking with an expert watchmaker.

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.

Cultural heritage

An iconic architectural ensemble of the city of Neuchâtel.

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!

Theaters & Cinemas

An Italian-style theatre of national importance.

The cultural hotspot of Neuchâtel offers a rich and varied programme

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.