Top things to do in Fribourg, Drei-Seen-Land and The Jura

Top Choice Gastronomy in La Chaux-de-Fonds

Georges Wenger

It's worth the 19km journey from La Chaux-de-Fonds to dine on the two-Michelin-starred magnificence of master-chef Georges Wenger, opposite little Le Noirmont station. Since 1981, the team here has expertly transfor…
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 Light Show in Murten

Murten Festival of Lights

After enjoying phenomenal success in its first year (2016), drawing crowds of up to 80,000, Murten's one-of-a-kind 10-day winter festival, featuring all manner of projections and installations, has secured its place…
Top Choice Bar in Gruyères

Bar HR Giger

Sip absinthe or cocktails with names like Bambi Alien Blood at this insanely trippy cafe-by-day/bar for a few hours, kitted out in the style of theHR Giger Museum across the road. You really have to see the interior…
Top Choice Swiss in Gruyères

Chez Boudji

Visitors love the authenticity of this Swiss mountain chalet with a panoramic terrace overlooking the Alps. Linger there in anticipation of the cheesy goodness you're about to consume. This is stodgy, hearty food: m…
Top Choice Chocolate in Neuchâtel

Chocolaterie Walder

This third-generation chocolate maker, in the biz since 1919, creates dozens of different chocolates, including les éclats (Sfr9.80 per 100g) – square tablets of milk or dark chocolate studded with caramelised pumpk…
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…