Top Choice Museum in Neuchâtel


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 Museum in Neuchâtel

Musée d’Art et d’Histoire

The museum is notable for three clockwork androids made between 1764 and 1774 by watchmaker Jaquet Droz. The Writer can be programmed to dip his pen in an ink pot and write up to 40 characters, while the Musician pl…
Area in Neuchâtel

Old Town

The Old Town streets are peppered with 18th-century mansions and decorative fountains. Heading uphill along Rue du Château, walk through the medieval city gate to the Prison Tower. Scale the tower for views over the…
Church in Neuchâtel

Église Collégiale

The interior of the largely Gothic Église Collégiale is a mix of Romanesque elements (notably the triple apse). Facing the main entrance is a statue of Guillaume Farel, who brought the Reformation to town, after whi…
Mountain in Neuchâtel

Mt Chaumont

Soak up views across the three lakes to the Alps from Mt Chaumont (1160m), a ride on bus 7 from Neuchâtel to La Coudre then a 12-minute funicular ride up the mountain.
Fountain in Neuchâtel

Fontaine de la Justice

One of two fanciful fountains featuring gold-leaf galore that can be found in Neuchâtel's Old Town (the other is the Fontaine du Banneret). It features a decorative column topped by a woman representing Justice; see…
Tower in Neuchâtel

Prison Tower

Heading uphill along Rue du Château, walk through the medieval city gate to view the Tour des Prisons, Neuchâtel's oldest structure, with foundations that go back to the 10th century. In years past you could climb t…
Fountain in Neuchâtel

Fontaine du Banneret

This elaborate, ornate fountain features a banner-wielding knight standing atop a pillar with lots of gold-leaf detail. The Fontaine de la Justice is of similar style.