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.


From the farm to the cheese dairy

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

A foundation for the nature heritage of the Jura.

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

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

Discover the rich heritage of this mythic beverage.

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

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

A short tour of Neuchâtel history, numismatics and arts.

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.

Swiss Fruits and Distillery Museum

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

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

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

A fantastic multimedia space dedicated to the Watchmaking town planning.

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

Guided tours

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

Discover the diversity of the wines grown around lake Biel.

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

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

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.

This theatrical guided tour retraces the history of the industry in the region of Courtelary.

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.

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.

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

Discover renewable energies during a guided tour of the solar power plant and/or a wind turbine at Mont-Soleil.

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

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


Explore the world of watchmaking with an expert watchmaker.

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

Build your own watch, a unique experience.

Discover the unique watchmaking heritage of the Franches Montagnes.

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

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

Cultural heritage

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.

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

An iconic architectural ensemble of the city of Neuchâtel.

Take a scenic walk among sculptures and nature.

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

Discover a fascinating world to the rythm of a watch.

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