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Address: The Old Town, Neuchatel, Switzerland

12th century castle.

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Nice castle. Check the tour times before you go

The castle is very nice, with a beautiful courtyard and great views from the top of the city. In itself it is worth a visit after a stroll around the medieval streets of... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2015
Davide C
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 20 August 2015

just go up there and take in the view on the whole city from up there. it is worth it. sometimes if you are on the right time you can go up the prisonner tower and have even a better view

1 Thank Mitchi121
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 August 2015

The castle is very nice, with a beautiful courtyard and great views from the top of the city. In itself it is worth a visit after a stroll around the medieval streets of Neuchatel. Without a visit you can only see the external parts and the internal courtyard. Visits are every half-hour or so, but we missed the last one... More 

Thank Davide C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Just a nice place to walk to. Also nice as point of view on the historic part of Neuchâtel. Worth it on sunny days for shooting pictures. Else, no restaurant nor any other entertainment.

Thank Almux
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Historic grandeur beautifully restored to original condition - must see the inner courtyard - very authentic ambience

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Genoa, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,259 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015

My experience was different from what others explained. I arrived for the 2pm guided tour in English so I could see some of the rooms inside The Chateau because if you are not on a tour, you can't see very much. I was the only person there...great! But then several French speaking tourist arrived, so the guide said she needed... More 

Thank AnnArborMHT
Wimborne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015

The chateau is used as the offices for the Neuchatel canton, so is in excellent condition. Free tours are given and when we visited we were given ( in English ) a most comprehensive and knowledgeable tour of the rooms , explaining the history of not only the chateau but of the evolution of the Neuchatel canton. It was a... More 

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Reviewed 19 June 2015

You'll have a very nice view from the top! And if you need a refreshment, there's a café with icecream :).

Thank mrschndr
Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2015

One does not need a guided tour as long you study some of the information on the history of Neuchatel. Start your trip at the banneret fountain which already gives you an impression of old Neuchatel. Climb up (for older people having a problem with climbing this can be very steep and tiring at times so beware) towards the castle... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 21 May 2015

I was exploring the area on my own and hiked up to the Chateau. The view from the top is stunning. The property itself is historic with great history inside and out. The Chateau is still operational.

Thank ospivak
Neuchatel, Switzerland
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2014

I think this is a place to see if you are in Neuchâtel : you will appreciate the view over the city, can have a free guided tour in the castle where part of the administration of this state works, and you will enjoy the authentic atmosphere of the castle + cathedral.

1 Thank Alice B

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