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Address: The Old Town, Neuchatel, Switzerland
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12th century castle.

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Nice place to visit

You can actually see just the patio of this chateau without taking organized tour, which is free of charge. It is close to the city center, the walk is agreeable and the views... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 27, 2015
Haim V
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65 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

You can actually see just the patio of this chateau without taking organized tour, which is free of charge. It is close to the city center, the walk is agreeable and the views are beautiful

Thank Haim V
Neuchatel, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Be aware that there are specific times for the visits (they are all for free). Some guides might not speak well English and you might end up having very confusing explanations of the castle and the history of Neuchatel . The guide might easily switch to french if there are enough people understanding. The castle can not be visited without... More 

Thank GabyBBB
Neuchatel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 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 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 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 

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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 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 

Thank barrygibbs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 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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