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NeuchatelSwitzerland

Browse the medieval Old Town, stroll along the lakeshore or take a funicular ride to fully appreciate the stunning setting of this ancient Swiss city.

Neuchâtel is perched beside the lake that shares its name, with the Jura Mountains rising behind it. These natural wonders combined with the charm and history of the Old Town give Neuchâtel a unique beauty and atmosphere.

Begin your exploration of Neuchâtel with a stroll through the maze-like streets of the Old Town. Going back to the year 1011, the city’s medieval buildings and cobbled streets ooze history and grandeur. Place Pury marks the start of the pedestrian zone. It’s also a central point for transportation links and a good place to meet for drinks on a terrace.

Climb up to the Château du Neuchâtel, the elegant castle sitting on a small hill near the center of the Old Town. Take a tour of the stately building that is still home to the government offices of the Neuchâtel Canton and peer out over the city’s red roofs. Next door, admire the Gothic Collegiate Church and look for the cenotaph honoring the Counts of Neuchâtel.

Head down to the lakeshore for a stroll along the promenade of Lac de Neuchâtel (Neuchâtel Lake). Pleasant sandy beaches offer a chance for a summer swim or a quiet moment in the sun. Try one of the waterfront cafés for a bite to eat with lake views framed by the Alps in the distance.

Discover just how fascinating natural history can be with a visit to the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle (Natural History Museum). Well-presented displays and interactive activities provide lots of fun for the whole family. Also visit the fascinating Musee d'Art et d'Histoire (Museum of Art and History). Along with the beautiful building and displays, a highlight is the eerie automaton display of a human-like robot.

Hop aboard the funicular at La Coudre station to get to Chaumont, a peak just behind the city. Once at the top, walk out along the narrow bridge to the tower. Gaze out from this 3,805-foot (1,160-meter) high vantage point for panoramic vistas of the Trois-Lacs (Three Lakes) and, on a clear day, the Mont Blanc range of the Swiss Alps.

With its exciting mix of art, nature, culture, history and natural wonders, Neuchâtel ticks many boxes. Your only dilemma during your visit will be deciding which box of delights to open next.

Top Hotels in Neuchatel

Hôtel Alpes & Lac
Hôtel Alpes & Lac
3 out of 5
Place De La Gare 2, Neuchatel, NE
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $154 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

Located in the heart of Neuchatel, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Casino Neuchatel and Theatre du Passage. Neuchatel Botanical Garden and Trans Swiss ...

4.2/5Excellent! (209 reviews)

"Great hotel a little far out of town but made up for it by the view"…"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

Hôtel Alpes & Lac
Best Western Premier Hotel Beaulac
Best Western Premier Hotel Beaulac
4 out of 5
Esplanade Léopold-Robert 2, Neuchatel, NE
The price is $223 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30

Located in the heart of Neuchatel, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Trans Swiss Trail and Theatre du Passage. Casino Neuchatel and Neuchatel Botanical ...

4.2/5Excellent! (265 reviews)
noise at night

"Too much noise from the roof top bar until 3 a.m."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Best Western Premier Hotel Beaulac
Beau Rivage Hotel
Beau Rivage Hotel
5 out of 5
1 Esplanade Du Mont Blanc, Neuchatel
The price is $321 per night from Feb 12 to Feb 13

Located in the heart of Neuchatel, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Trans Swiss Trail and Theatre du Passage. Casino Neuchatel and Neuchatel Botanical ...

3.9/5Good! (24 reviews)

"Check in was cool. They could not find the reservation at first. One of the most famous painful points is the waiting time at check-in. If they know I’m arriving and they already have a credit card come on the key and the rooms should be ready immediately. The staff was also not particularly ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Beau Rivage Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Neuchatel

Auberg'inn
Auberg'inn
2 out of 5
Rue Fleury 1, Neuchatel, NE
The price is $155 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

Situated near the boardwalk, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Theatre du Passage, Trans Swiss Trail, and Casino Neuchatel. Neuchatel Botanical Garden ...

3.7/5Good! (53 reviews)

"The place is super convenient in the middle of town in the pedestrian only zone. This does not mean it is quiet... The building was not well insulated from noise - on weekends pedestrian noise can be rather loud."…"

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Auberg'inn
Studio in Neuchâtel, With Terrace and Wifi
Studio in Neuchâtel, With Terrace and Wifi
3.5 out of 5
Rue des Draizes 32, Neuchatel, Neuchatel
The price is $313 per night from Feb 25 to Feb 26

Situated in Neuchatel, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Boudry District, Theatre du Passage, and Trans Swiss Trail. Neuchatel Botanical Garden ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Cosy et propre

"Séjour uniquement pour me reposer/dormir, heureusement car toute petite pièce où l'on ne peut circuler une fois le lit installé! La salle d'eau est sous les comble donc si vous êtes grand vous vous cognerez la tête en allant aux toilettes... L'endroit est très propre à l'intérieur, le studio est ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Studio in Neuchâtel, With Terrace and Wifi
Studio in Neuchâtel, With Enclosed Garden and Wifi - 2 km From the Beach
Studio in Neuchâtel, With Enclosed Garden and Wifi - 2 km From the Beach
3.5 out of 5
Rue des Draizes 32, Neuchatel, Neuchatel
The price is $332 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Situated in Neuchatel, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Boudry District, Theatre du Passage, and Trans Swiss Trail. Neuchatel Botanical Garden ...

Studio in Neuchâtel, With Enclosed Garden and Wifi - 2 km From the Beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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