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

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

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

Discover the rich heritage of this mythic beverage.

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

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

A short tour of Neuchâtel history, numismatics and arts.

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

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

Un voyage au centre de la terre à la découverte du travail des mineurs d’autrefois.

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

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.

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.

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

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

From the farm to the cheese dairy

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

A foundation for the nature heritage of the Jura.

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 fantastic multimedia space dedicated to the Watchmaking town planning.

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

Guided tours

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.

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

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

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

Vivre la Belle Epoque à Neuchâtel à travers une visite guidée et des expériences inédites !

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Can you catch the murderer?

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

Watches

Discover the unique watchmaking heritage of the Franches Montagnes.

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!

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

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.

Build your own watch, a unique experience.

Explore the world of watchmaking with an expert watchmaker.

Cultural heritage

An iconic architectural ensemble of the city of Neuchâtel.

Take a scenic walk among sculptures and nature.

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

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

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

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

An Italian-style theatre of national importance.

UNESCO World Heritage

Discover a fascinating world to the rythm of a watch.

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