Canton Neuchâtel

Neuchâtel, called Neuenburg in German, has a rich cultural and architectural past. The Castle and the Collegiate Church (built in the Gothic style in the Middle Ages, a Reformed Church), which can both be seen from afar, are the city's landmarks.

About Neuchâtel

The university town of Neuenburg lies on the northern shore of the eponymous lake. The medieval core of the town, the castle and the collegiate church dating back to the 12th century lend Neuenburg its characteristic charm.

The Museum of Art and History in the "Palais des Beaux-Arts" (Palace of the Fine Arts) houses four thematically separate collections: fine arts, applied arts, numismatics and history. The exhibits include the automaton collection of Jacquet-Droz.

The Laténium is the largest archaeological museum in Switzerland and exhibits over 50,000 years of regional history. The archaeological park's main focus is dedicated to finds dating back to the La-Tène Epoch.


Enjoy the Old Town’s Mediterranean ambience while strolling along the lakefront promenade or exploring the colorful market on Place des Halles.


Enjoy the Old Town’s Mediterranean ambience while strolling along the lakefront promenade or exploring the colorful market on Place des Halles.

Our personal highlights

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Preferred hotels

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Beau-Rivage Hotel Neuchâtel

The Beau-Rivage Hotel Neuchatel is serenely set on the shore of Neuchâtel lake in Switzerland with a beautiful view of the Alps. The hotel boasts 66 spacious rooms and suites. In-room features include flat-screen TVs, wireless internet access, individually controlled air conditioning, telephones and minibars.

Guests can dine at the elegant O’terroirs restaurant, sip drinks at the brasserie-style Veranda-Bar or have a casual meal in one of the private lounges. Other amenities include a gym, a private suite with hammam and a wellness centre and a day spa.

Hôtel Palafitte

Hôtel Palafitte is built on stilts on the waters of Lake Neuchatel, Switzerland. Accommodation options at the hotel include a selection between shore or lake pavilions, that feature private terraces, TVs, free Wi-Fi, office corners, telephones, coffee machines, and mini-bars. Guests can enjoy a meal at one of the

hotel's on-site restaurants, or a drink at the bar. Popular attractions include the International Watch and Clock Museum, and Latenium Park and Museum of Archaeology.

Unique experiences

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Creux du Van
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Clock Museum
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Make your own watch
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Omega Museum
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When to go

Switzerland has a moderate climate and four distinct seasons, making it an attractive year-round travel destination.

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