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 foundation for the nature heritage of the Jura.

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

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

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

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

A short tour of Neuchâtel history, numismatics and arts.

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

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

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.

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.

From the farm to the cheese dairy

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

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

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!

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.

Discover the rich heritage of this mythic beverage.

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

Swiss Fruits and Distillery Museum

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

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.

A fantastic multimedia space dedicated to the Watchmaking town planning.

Guided tours

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

Explore the magical atmosphere of the historical 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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

The biggest wind power plant in Switzerland; well worth a visit.

Can you catch the murderer?

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

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

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

Watches

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

Explore the world of watchmaking with an expert watchmaker.

Discover the unique watchmaking heritage of the Franches Montagnes.

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.

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

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

Cultural heritage

Take a scenic walk among sculptures and nature.

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

An iconic architectural ensemble of the city of Neuchâtel.

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

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

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

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

Discover a fascinating world to the rythm of a watch.