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 inkpot and write up to 40 characters, while the Musician pla…
Museum in Neuchâtel


This archaeological park and museum, 3km northeast of Neuchâtel in Hauterive, is an atmospheric trip back in time, from local prehistory to the Renaissance. Take bus 1 from Place Pury to the Musée d’Archéologie stop…
Tower in Neuchâtel

Prison Tower

Heading uphill along Rue du Château, walk through the medieval city gate to view the Tour des Prisons. Scale it for lake and Alpine views.
Area in Neuchâtel

Old Town

The Old Town streets are peppered with 18th-century mansions and fanciful gold-leaf fountains topped by anything from a banner-wielding knight, Fontaine du Banneret, to a maiden representing Justice, Fontaine de la …
Fountain in Neuchâtel

Fontaine de la Justice

Fanciful gold-leaf fountain topped by a woman representing Justice; see a copy on the street and the original in the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire.
Church in Neuchâtel

Église Collégiale

Inside the largely Gothic Église Collégiale is a mix of Romanesque elements (notably the triple apse).
Fountain in Neuchâtel

Fontaine du Banneret

Fanciful gold-leaf fountain topped by a banner-wielding knight.