Attractions

Top Choice Natural Feature in Val de Travers

Creux du Van

About 14km east of Môtiers, a short walk leads to the enormous abyss known as the Creux du Van (Rocky Hole) – van is a word of Celtic origin meaning 'rock'. Created by glacial erosion, the spectacular crescent-moon …
Top Choice Factory in Gruyères

Maison Cailler

Cailler has been making chocolate since 1825, and its entertaining factory tours take visitors on an extravagant twirl through chocolate history, made even sweeter by generous free samples. Cailler also offers a the…
Top Choice Cathedral in Fribourg

Cathédrale St Nicolas de Fribourg

Before entering this brooding 13th-century Gothic cathedral, contemplate the main portal with its 15th-century sculptured portrayal of the Last Judgment. On your right upon entering, inside the Chapelle du Saint Sép…
Top Choice Ruins in Murten

Aventicum

This collection of Roman ruins – the foundations of former structures, buildings and fortifications just outside Avenches' medieval Old Town – is best appreciated in conjunction with a visit to the Römermuseum Avenc…
Top Choice Museum in La Chaux-de-Fonds

Musée de l’Horlogerie du Locle

In Le Locle, 8km west of La Chaux-de-Fonds, grand 18th-century rooms filled with all manner of clocks make this museum tick. The manor house, Château des Monts, was built for an 18th-century watchmaker atop a hill 3…
Top Choice Museum in Neuchâtel

Laténium

This impressive modern museum and adjacent archaeological park, 3km northeast of Neuchâtel on the waterfront in Hauterive, is the largest of its kind in Switzerland. It's an atmospheric trip back in time, from local…
Top Choice Mountain in La Chaux-de-Fonds

Vue-des-Alpes

About 8km south of La Chaux-de-Fonds, just off Rte N20, Vue-des-Alpes (1283m) is a mountain pass popular for its two 7.3km and 11km mountain-bike loop trails and for its 700m luge, Toboggan Géant. In winter locals s…
Top Choice Waterfall in La Chaux-de-Fonds

Saut du Doubs

The River Doubs, which forms part of the Swiss–French border, widens out at the peaceful village of Les Brenets, 15km southwest of La Chaux-de-Fonds. It takes a little over an hour to walk from the village along Lac…
Top Choice Museum in Fribourg

Espace Jean Tinguely – Niki de Saint Phalle

Jump on the button to watch the Retable de l’Abondance Occidentale et du Mercantilisme Totalitaire (1989–90) make its allegorical comment on Western opulence. This museum, created in memory of Fribourg’s modern arti…
Top Choice Castle in Gruyères

Château de Gruyères

This bewitching turreted castle, home to 19 different counts of Gruyères, who controlled the Sarine Valley from the 11th to 16th centuries, was rebuilt after a fire in 1493. Inside you can view period furniture, tap…