Neuchâtel will enchant you with its elegant yellow-ochre buildings and its privileged location on the largest entirely Swiss lake. Neuchâtel is primarily a castle and a collegiate church, proudly towering on top of a hill. It is also a network of alleys bordered by elegant buildings made of Hauterive stone, the yellow limestone that lights up and brightens the whole city. It invites you to go on a long stroll through the largest pedestrian zone in all of Switzerland!
There’s no way you can visit Neuchâtel without spending some time at the lake. Whether you take a walk along the crystal-clear waters on the Quai Ostervald or you hop aboard the paddle steamer Neuchâtel, you will be able to enjoy a lovely view of the Alps in the background. From archaeology to Friedrich Dürrenmatt, to the Jaquet-Droz automata, ethnography, and original nature exhibitions, the five museums of the city will impress you with their diversity.
Whether in a group, with your family, or alone, a tour of Neuchâtel in the Belle Epoque will take you back to the resolutely optimistic spirit of the early 20th century. Playful, interactive, and educational all at the same time, this visit makes for some very special experiences!