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Located by the largest lake entirely in Switzerland, the capital Neuchâtel is a historical city dominated by remarkably well preserved medieval town. The impressive castle and its adjacent Collegiate Church date back to the 12th century.
Beautiful fountains, charming 17th century mansions and amazing modern sculpture live in a perfect harmony here.
Neuchâtel lies at the border of a lake of the same name and the foot of the green slopes of Chamount (1161m). Many of the 17th and 18th century buildings are made from local yellow sandstone, a fact which led Alexandre Dumas to describe Neuchâtel as looking “like a toytown carved out of butter”. With its 11 hectares, the Neuchâtel’s pedestrian zone is the largest in Europe in proportion to the number of inhabitants.
In 1011, Rudolf III of Burgundy presented a new castle (neu-châtel) on the lakeshore to his wife Irmengarde. He died in... more travel advice
Neuchâtel is focused around Place Pury, at the foot of the Old Town on a stretch of flat ground. It’s a hub of buses –... more travel advice
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