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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Discover the rich heritage of this mythic beverage.

A fantastic multimedia space dedicated to the Watchmaking town planning.

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

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

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

A short excursion into the heart of Neuchâtel history from the perspective of movement

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Swiss Fruits and Distillery Museum

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

A foundation for the nature heritage of the Jura.

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.

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

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

On this wine hike, you will discover the diversity of Lake Biel wines and learn exciting facts about the wineries during three wine tastings.

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

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

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

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.

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.

Can you unmask the murderer?

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

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

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

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


Explore the world of watchmaking with an expert watchmaker.

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

Build your own watch, a unique experience.

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

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.

Discover the unique watchmaking heritage of the Franches Montagnes.

Cultural heritage

An iconic architectural ensemble of the city of Neuchâtel.

Take a scenic walk among sculptures and nature.

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

Relive the Belle Epoque in Neuchâtel and enjoy some unique experiences: urban escape game, scavenger hunt 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.

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.