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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Musée d'ethnographie de Neuchâtel is a museum of ethnography in Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel Canton, Switzerland established in 1904. 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
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.
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 .
Map of attractions in Neuchâtel