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Address: The Old Town, Neuchatel 2010, Switzerland
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12th century castle.

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An opportunity to learn more about an interesting history

The guided tour gives a good overview of the canton's history as reflected in the chateau. Much of the chateau has been converted to serve the needs of the cantonal government but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jonathan D
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The guided tour gives a good overview of the canton's history as reflected in the chateau. Much of the chateau has been converted to serve the needs of the cantonal government but there are still some of the original features left inside.

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Thank Jonathan D
Antwerp
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102 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The castle is transformed in a couthouse, parliament for the local governement, and offices. As such there is very little authentic things left. Just visit the outside and you have seen it all.

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1 Thank Fly_Peter
Neuchatel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

The chateau de Neuchâtel on top of a down-town hill is a place to see for anybody interested in history. From here you have an extraordinary view on the old town and can easily catch its development over centuries. Neuchâtel was a Prussian dominium (traces can be found all around) until the peaceful revolution in 1848 when it became independent... More 

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Thank Wolf L
Sydney Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We enjoyed our time at the chateau, which we explored on our own - no other tourists or locals in sight. The buildings are beautifully maintained and very picturesque.

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Thank yns_10
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117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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

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Thank Haim V
Neuchatel, Switzerland
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63 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

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 

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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

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1 Thank Mitchi121
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 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 

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Thank Davide C
Switzerland
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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.

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Thank Almux
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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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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