Explore Neuchatel

Neuchatel is located in the region of three lakes, at the foot of the Jura mountains.  

Thanks to a manageable size, the canton and the good development of public transport, getting around the city and the region is very easy.

Getting to Neuchatel

By train from Geneva / Basel / Bern or Zurich
By boat from Murten, Biel, or Yverdon
By car through the A5 motorway


Getting around in Neuchatel

Here you can find how to get from A to B in Neuchatel - whether on foot, in bus or by taxi live


Neuchatel Tourist Card

Your free transport and cultural pass.

Neuchatel is located at the foot of the Jura in the region of the 3-lakes. Discover the beauty of the fauna and flora of the Jura mountains, nature reserves, 3-lakes and many possibilities for excursions.  

You do not have to look too far to find different cultural sites. For example, not far from Neuchatel, you can discover the cities of La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle, both recognized as UNESCO World Heritage since June 27, 2009.  

La Chaux-de-Fonds is well known for its international watchmaking museums and it is home to iconic characters such as Le Corbusier, Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, Blaise Cendrars, Leopold-Robert and Louis-Joseph Chevrolet.



The natural history museum

A museum for all, from children to grandparents. A pleasant place with many shops and cafeteria.

You can discover our mammals from all over Switzerland.

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The museum of Art and History

Built on the shores of the lake, the museum offers more than 20 exhibition halls.

Admire the famous automats of Jaquet-Droz to the monumental models of the city from the 13th to the 20th century.

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Dürrenmatt Centre

This museum, built by Mario Botta on an exceptional site, retraces the life of the famous Swiss writer, Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990).

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Flank in the city

Neuchatel is the capital of the canton. It is a city full of charm and life.

It has all the assets to please:

  • A lake
  • The 12th century castle
  • Businesses
  • Restaurants
  • An old city with mostly pedestrian streets
  • A square with its market surrounded by typically yellow stone buildings of Neuchâtel.

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