18 attractions you should visit in Neuchâtel - With photos & details

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Top 18 attractions to explore in Neuchâtel

The canton of Neuchâtel is located in the western part and Jura mountainous region of Switzerland. Neuchâtel is Rich in culture and history, Neuchâtel has no less than two cities registered on the UNESCO list of the World Heritage Sites.

Basilica of Our Lady of the AssumptionRue Abram-Louis-Breguet 5-11, 2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Churches

The Roman Catholic Our Lady of Assumption Church, also known as the Red Church, stands in the Swiss city of Neuchâtel in the diocese of Lausanne, Geneva, and Freiburg. The Neo-Gothic church was planned by Guillaume Ritter and consecrated on March 25, 1906. After a major renovation between 1984 and 2000, it was recognized in 1986 as a national monument. In 2007 Pope Benedict XVI raised the church's status to that of basilica minor.

Castle and Museum ValanginLe Bourg 24, 2042 Valangin, Switzerland
Iconic Buildings
Old Ruins

Valangin Castle is a castle in the municipality of Valangin of the Canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance. It is also one of the famous tourist attractions in this area.

Centre Dürrenmatt NeuchâtelChemin du Pertuis-du-Sault 74, 2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Museums

The Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel showcases the work of the Swiss writer and painter Friedrich Dürrenmatt. Known throughout the world for his plays and novels, he was also a passionate painter and draughtsman throughout his life. The CDN also stages temporary exhibitions and events, especially concerts and discussions.

ChaumontChaumont, 2067 Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Mountain Peaks

Chaumont is a region of Neuchâtel, a city located in French-speaking Switzerland. The mountain of Chaumont is located above the city of Neuchâtel, at 1,087 meters above sea level. It offers a magnificent panoramic view of the city, the chain of the Alps as well as the lakes of Murten, Biel, and Neuchâtel. The main activities of Chaumont are tourism and agriculture. The locality is the terminus of the funicular line that leaves from La Coudre.

CollégialeRue de la Collégiale 3, 2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Churches

The Collegiate Church of Neuchâtel is built in yellow limestone from Hauterive, bright and solid. Its work began at the end of the 12th century, it was dedicated a hundred years later in 1276, which explains why we can observe the passage from Romanesque art to Gothic art.

Creux du VanCreux du Van, 2023 Gorgier, Switzerland
Geological Formations

It is a very well known, amphitheater-shaped natural attraction of the area, it is located at the heart of a nature reservation area of 15.5 km².

Gorges de l'AreuseChemin des Clées 9, 2017 Boudry, Switzerland
Outdoors- Other

The Areuse gorges are located between Noiraigue and Boudry in the canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland . Waterfalls, ravines with tumultuous water and small lakes are visible in the gorges. Caves are also present in the region, Creux-du-Van is not far from the gorges.

La TourneLa Tourne, 2019 Rochefort, Switzerland
Mountain Passes

The Col de la Tourne is a road pass which is located on the territory of the municipality of Rochefort, in the canton of Neuchâtel. It was one of the picturesque locations and is also famous for its climate and natural beauty.

Laténium Park and Museum of ArcheologyEspace Paul Vouga, 2068 Hauterive, Switzerland
Parks
Museums

The Laténium is an archeology museum located in Hauterive, a suburb of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Its name refers to the famous nearby site of La Tène which gave its name to the Second European Iron age. The Laténium is composed of a 2,500 m2 park and a museum building which also harbors the archaeological section of the Heritage Offices of the State of Neuchâtel, as well as the chair of the prehistory of the University of Neuchâtel. The museum and its park are built on what used to be three archae

Les PontinsLes Pontins, 2610 St-Imier, Switzerland
Mountain Passes

Les Pontins is a pass in the Swiss Jura in the canton of Bern. It is located between the towns of Saint-Imier and Le Pâquier, the pass is at 1110  m above sea level. M. One of the picturesque location and also a place with natural beauty and good climate.

Mont RacineMont Racine, 2206 Les Geneveys-sur-Coffrane, Switzerland
Mountain Peaks

The Mount Racine is a top of the Jura massif in Switzerland. It rises to 1,439 meters above sea level. It is located on a south-west/north-east line of Jura ridges, which extends north-east towards Tête de Ran, and beyond via the Col de la Vue des Alpes, then from Mount Amin. It is located west of Coffrane.

Mont VullyMont Vully, 1786 Bas-Vully, Switzerland
Mountain Peaks

Mount Vully lies between Lakes Murten, Neuchâtel, and Biel. The magnificent view and picturesque scenery with the vineyards make it a very popular destination for excursions. The mountain also provides a retreat for animals in the middle of a landscape used for intensive agriculture.   The south side, overlooking Murten and its lake, is covered by vineyards. The north side, overlooking Lake Neuchâtel, is mostly wooded.

Musée d'Art et d'Histoire2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Museums

The musée d'art et d'histoire is a museum in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Among its exhibits are the Jaquet-Droz automata. The collections of paintings include works of Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. The museum's stairwell features three monumental murals panted by Léo-Paul Robert between 1886 and 1894.

Musée d'EthnographieRue de Saint-Nicolas 4, 2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Museums

The Musée d'ethnographie de Neuchâtel is a museum of ethnography in Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel Canton, Switzerland established in 1904.[1] Its origin is in the "natural history" collections of Charles-Daniel de Meuron. It has been accommodated since 1904 in the former Villa de Pury. It presents permanent exhibitions on Ancient Egypt, on the Himalayas, the cabinet of the natural history of the 18th-century general Charles-Daniel de Meuron and the cabinet of curiosities of the 20th century. From 2015 to

Musée romain de VallonCarignan 6, 1565 Vallon, Switzerland
Museums

The Roman Museum of Vallon is an archaeological museum in the Roman city of Aventicum, it is located 5 km north of Payerne and 6 km west of Aventicum, capital of Roman Helvetia. The building was designed in an "L" shape to respect the original shape of the Roman settlement. It is located on the very spot where the Gallo-Roman villa of Vallon was located.

Tête de RanTête de Ran, 2052 Les Hauts-Geneveys, Switzerland
Mountain Peaks

The Tête de Ran is a summit of the Swiss Jura located in the canton of Neuchâtel , west of the Vue des Alpes . It rises to 1,421 meters above sea level. Several ski slopes and ski lifts are located on its southern slope.

Vue des AlpesVue des Alpes, 2052 Fontaines, Switzerland
Mountain Passes

This legendary pass in the Jura massif affords a unique panorama of the Alps, its 'big sisters'. The best vantage point to appreciate their grandeur! As implied by its name, the pass provides a panoramic view of the Swiss Alps on a clear day.

ZihlkanalZihlkanal, Switzerland
Lake/ River/ Ponds

The Zihl Canal , or Canal de la Thielle in French , is an approximately 8.5 km long water connection (piercing) between Lake Neuchâtel and Lake Biel . The original bed of the Zihl is still partially preserved. The Zihl Canal was built together with the Broye Canal , which connects the Neuchâtel and Murten lakes .

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