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

Neuchâtel. © Villars Graphic
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 : scavenger hunt "Les Chenapans" and guided city tours

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Natural sites


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

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

Museum | A short tour of Neuchâtel history, numismatics and arts.

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

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


Watches | Build your own watch, a unique experience.

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

Entertainment | Place your bets ladies and gentlemen!

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

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

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In the summertime

Various sports | Bicyle rental across the city!

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

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

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

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

Accommodation – the latest selection

Hotel | The hotel is combining the charm of a building of stone 1872 of size to a contemporary interior design....

Restaurants | Situated on the lakeshore and in the historical and commercial centre of the city, the hotel offers a...

Hotel | You will appreciate the comfort of this charming little hotel in the heart of Neuchâtel. Easily accessible...

Hotel | Hotel situated in the heart of the city, with beautiful view of the lake. Non-smoking rooms, WIFI connection.

Combined offer | Package "Assemble your own Swiss watch".

Hotel | The Maison du Prussien is an old brewery dating back to the 18th century which has been turned into a...

Bed & Breakfast | Away from the noises of the city in the majestic nature with a rich wild life, this little piece of paradise...

Hotel | Ideally located on the lakeshore, Hotel Beaulac is just two minutes walk from the historic city centre....

Hotel | The Hotel des Arts***, with its original imaginative decor offers the perfect setting for a wonderful...

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