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

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

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

Swiss Fruits and Distillery Museum

The OMEGA Museum illustrates the history and merits of the famous Swiss watch brand by means of an impressive variety of exhibits, photographs and testimonies.

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

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

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

A foundation for the nature heritage of the Jura.

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

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

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

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

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

From the farm to the cheese dairy

Guided tours

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Can you catch the murderer?

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

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.

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

A city built by and for the watchmaking industry, inscribed in the world heritage list of the UNESCO

Watches

Explore the world of watchmaking with an expert watchmaker.

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

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

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.

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

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

Cultural heritage

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

Take a scenic walk among sculptures and nature.

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

An iconic architectural ensemble of the city of Neuchâtel.

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

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.

UNESCO World Heritage

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

Discover a fascinating world to the rythm of a watch.