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Country Country-Switzerland Switzerland
Canton Neuchatel (NE) Neuchatel (NE)
Altitude Altitude 430m - 725m
Speaking Languages Speaking-Languages French
Official Website Official-Website
Near Airport nearest-airport Geneva Airport
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The name Neuchatel, sometimes referred to its German name “Neuenburg” means “New Castle.” The city is nestled in the French part of Switzerland, along the north-western shores of the eponymous lake by the same name.

Neuchatel is known as an alluring medieval waterfront city with a rich history dating back to 13,000 BC. It also boasts the delightful Old Castle that gave its name to the town as well as the lake.

Neuchatel offers a peaceful environment, which possesses an incredible array of breathtaking landscapes. Neuchatel Lake and the mountains are perfect for outdoor activities in a blissful setting.

Neuchatel also has a long history, during which it has gone through a number of modifications. Nowadays, the History Museum of Neuchatel gets you acquainted with the old city by means of fabulous Marquette relating the urban development from the Middle Ages up to the present day.

You will be amazed by the elegant narrow alleys and wide boulevards surrounded by historical buildings in the Gothic style: Neuchatel Castle and Collegiate Church. Both of the structures date back to the 12th century and are landmarks of the city.

The Old Town is characterised by its interesting galleries, museums and glamourous period architecture, which give you even more motivation to explore on foot.

You will also find many traditional shops situated in the Old Town, where you can buy the famous Swiss cheese and chocolate. In the newer parts, there are also exclusive brand boutiques and shopping centres.

The summer in Neuchatel is great for cruises. Those fond of boat cruises can take a tour to enjoy all three lakes at the Mountain of the Jura. The Neuchatel is the largest lake, the borders of which are entirely situated within Switzerland.

You’ll have the opportunity to sit on a bench overlooking the stunning views of the crystal-clear Lake Neuchatel from the highest peak.

Neuchatel also hosts several festivals during the year with a family-friendly atmosphere. The Wine Harvest Festival in September, the Buskers Festival, and an open-air Music Festival, all take place on the lakeshore.

AlpExcursion will be your local guide here to give you the best of Neuchatel: the hidden treasures combined with unforgettable moments.

Here are some places of interest to visit during your trip to Neuchatel:

  • Neuchatel Castle - The castle was rebuilt in the 15th and 17th centuries. It is considered as a Swiss heritage site of national significance, and it is still being used as the seat of the cantonal government.
  • Collegiate Church - A graceful example of early Gothic architecture, dating back to the 12th century.
  • Archaeological Museum (Latenium) – This museum is the largest one in Switzerland and displays fascinating finds regarding regional history.


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