Neuchâtel city life
Neuchâtel covers so many interesting and fascinating attractions, from museums to churches, fountains and natural spots that there won’t be a day during your stay for you to get bored. Start checking this lovely city with a visit to the old city of Neuchâtel, part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites.
Major attractions in Neuchâtel are:
- Neuchâtel Castle
- Maison Blanche – the first architectural piece of Le Corbusier
- Prison Tower
- Fountain de la Justice
- Town Hall
- Churches: Abbey of Fontaine-André, Collegiate Church of Neuchâtel, Notre-Dame Church
- Clock making Museum
- Ancien Manege
- Pile Lake Dwellings – a UNESCO World Heritage Site
If you like hiking or simply want to admire nature, you should have an excursion to Creux du Van, or you can wander through the Botanical Garden.
Although not having quite a busy and vibrant nightlife, Neuchâtel has a few bars and clubs throughout the city centre, so you can enjoy a lovely night out when you feel like it.
From Neuchâtel city, you can easily travel to other nice destinations in Switzerland: you can arrive to Bern, Fribourg and Lausanne in around fifty minutes’ train-ride, get to Basel in around two hours, and since you are very close to the border with France, you can get to Lyon in around three hours with the train, for example.
International atmosphere in Neuchâtel
Neuchâtel counts a number of foreign-born residents, most of them are: French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Macedonians.
As Neuchâtel has an excellent quality of life, highly qualified personnel and favourable conditions for foreign investors, as they don’t encounter any significant barriers, several multinationals have opened a local office and many international business people have always been interested in this area.
Neuchâtel has four seasons, with warm summers, cold winters and an equal amount of precipitations throughout the whole year. The average high temperatures in December – January are around 3 – 4 °C (37 – 39 °F), while in the summer these are 24 – 25 °C (75 – 76 °F), with July and August as the hottest months. The highest amount of rainfall precipitations is in the summer season. Usually, significant amounts of snowfall occur in the winter.