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Neuchâtel

Immerse yourself in the history of a rich thousand years old city.

Castle & church Neuchâtel
Castle & church Neuchâtel. © swissimage.ch - Andreas Gerth
Millennial city with lots of charm, Neuchâtel will enchant you with its elegant yellow-ochre buildings and its privileged location at the largest entirely Swiss lake.
 
Millennial city made of yellow stone 
Neuchâtel is primarily a castle and a collegiate church proudly towering on top of a hill. It is also a network of alleys bordered by elegant buildings made of Hauterive stone, the yellow limestone that lights up and brightens the whole city. It invites you to go on a long stroll through the largest pedestrian zone found in all of Switzerland!

At the lakeshore
There’s no way you can visit Neuchâtel without spending some time at the lake. Whether you take a walk along the crystal-clear waters on the Quai Ostervald, or you hop aboard the paddlesteamer"Neuchâtel", you will be able to enjoy a lovely view of the Alps in the background. At Les Jeunes-Rives you can engage in water sports and go for a swim, or visit the harbour with its lively cafés and restaurants, teeming with activity in summer.
 
Attractive cultural offers 
From archaeology to Friedrich Dürrenmatt, to the Jaquet-Droz automata, ethnography and original nature exhibitions, the five museums of the city will impress you with their diversity. Festi'neuch (an open-air music festival), NIFFF (a fantasy film festival), the Buskers Festival (a festival of street musicians) – and the traditional winegrowers’ festival Fête des Vendanges animate the city centre in turn during summer.
 
Neuchâtel in the Belle Epoque
Whether in a group, with your family or alone, a tours of "Neuchâtel in the Belle Epoque" will take you back to the resolutely optimistic spirit of the early 20th century. Playful, interactive, and educational at the same time, this visit makes for some very special experiences!

 

Cultural Heritage

Neuchâtel Belle Époque

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



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Natural sites

Chaumont

Head uphill and enjoy a superb view of the Three-Lakes Region.



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Natural sites

Vallon de l'Ermitage

A true haven of serenity and unspoilt nature just 10 minutes from the town centre.



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Cultural Heritage

Castle and Collegiate Church

An iconic architectural ensemble of the city of Neuchâtel.



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Cultural activities in the city of Neuchâtel
Guided city tour, Neuchâtel

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

Museum, Neuchâtel

The city’s development from the Middle Ages to this day.

Museum, Neuchâtel

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

Museum, Neuchâtel

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

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

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

Museum, Neuchâtel

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

Museum, Neuchâtel

Nature in the city: these peaceful gardens are ideal for recharging your batteries... and learning!

Guided city tour, Neuchâtel

On a hill overlooking the town and lake, the must-see historical monument of Neuchâtel.

Museum, Valangin

A medieval tower surrounded by ramparts, reminiscent of the lords and ladies of yesteryear.

Highlights

Climb to 1171 metres in a few minutes thanks to the Chaumont funicular.

Museum, Neuchâtel

Little prodigies dating from 18th century, testimonies of the genius of a family of clockmakers.

Fun & Adventure, Neuchâtel

Solve riddles and discover Neuchâtel in a different way thanks to a new urban Escape Game!

Museum, Neuchâtel

Nature in the city: these peaceful gardens are ideal for recharging your batteries... and learning!

Entertainment, Neuchâtel

Place your bets ladies and gentlemen!

In the summertime
Guided city tour, Neuchâtel

Take the little train through the historical streets of this lakeside city.

Guided city tour, Neuchâtel

On a hill overlooking the town and lake, the must-see historical monument of Neuchâtel.

Cruises, Neuchâtel

Cruise on the biggest lake in Switzerland that’s all Swiss.

Various sports, Neuchâtel

Choose your bike to explore the city of Neuchâtel and its surroundings.

Water activity, Neuchâtel

The beach in the centre of Neuchâtel in the heart of a vast, quiet and relaxing green space.

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From CHF 145.- Urban visits, Neuchâtel

Book your escape game and discover the city of Neuchâtel in a new way.

From CHF 10.- Urban visits, Neuchâtel

Discover the Belle Epoque in the city of Neuchâtel!

From CHF 10.- Urban visits, Neuchâtel

Book your tickets for an exciting family scavenger hunt! Grab the kids by the hand and follow the clues around the old town of Neuchâtel.

From CHF 70.- Culture & Museums, Neuchâtel

Dive into the heart of Panerai’s world of watchmaking, where innovation goes hand in hand with precision technology.

From CHF 8.- Urban visits, Neuchâtel

Take the little train through the historical streets of this lakeside city.

From CHF 37.- Food & Drinks, Neuchâtel

Taste the local specialities aboard a vessel of the LNM shipping company and take in the views of the lovely landscapes around Lake Neuchâtel.