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The Chateau

The Old Town, Neuchatel, Switzerland
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Ranked #5 of 16 Attractions in Neuchatel
Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Owner description: 12th century castle.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Owner description: 12th century castle.

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 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.

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Washington
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173 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We drove right up to the chateau and parked in the paid parking spot. It is enormous, very impressive in size. You can freely walk about in the courtyard and exterior, however, to see the interior rooms, you will need to go with a guide and lasts 45 minutes. The guide speaks English, among other languages offered. When we went,... More 

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Chieri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

the court is free access and very nice. The tour of the castle is also very interesting, but it is only with guide and there are few tours in the day with rigid hours.

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NE USA
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229 reviews 229 reviews
93 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This castle dates back to the 12th century and has several architectural highlights. Today, the Castle is the seat of the canton's government. During summer months, there are free guided tours of the castle April through the end of September in French, English, or German. You may also walk about on your own I recommend a stop at the Tourist... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The castle offers free guided tours in the castle, in several different languages. You will learn about the history of the city of Neuchâtel and also get to see the room of the Parliament and the Supreme Court that are both located in the castle.

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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55 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

My wife and I visited Neuchatel in June 2013 and spent one night. It is a nice town (albeit buusier and more commercial in the center than I expected) with enough to keep you busy for a day or two. Worth a stop in my opinion. (We were going from Geneva to Basel.) The Chateau was unfortunately closed when we... More 

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19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Most of the time the Chateau is closed. You can get a tour, but not often. So if you walk up to hill to see it you will probably only see the outside. However, the view from up there is nice.

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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

expensive and boring boring boring. weird crowd hanging around there and the smells were also weird. i cannot believe they bring tourists in there

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Island of Malta, Malta
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

not much to see. only worth visiting if you have nowhere else to go. the guide was very good at her job though.

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Neuchatel in general is sad to see. The town center is nearly all gone and to shop you need to go to the commercial centers outside of Neuchatel.

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