Hotel Touring au Lac

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Place Numa-Droz 1, Neuchatel 2001, Switzerland
Hotel Touring au Lac
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Travel Tips for Neuchâtel

The Town

by amsterdam_vallon

Neuchatel's atmospheric Old Town is extremely attractive, and random wanderings through its steep alleys are as good a way as any to appreciate the golden beauty of the architecture, as well as the 140-odd street fountains, a handful of which date from the sixteenth century. From the rather anonymous Place Pury - hub of buses and shoppers alike - with the main artery of Rue du Seyon leading northwards, alleys to the west bring you to Place des Halles, perpetually filled with talkers and drinkers spilling out of a handful of cafes. The square itself is overlooked by fine Louis XIV architecture - shuttered facades and the turreted orioles of the sixteenth-century Maison des Halles. You'll find informal lunchtime boules sessions on the nearby Rue du Coq d'Inde, a broad, tranquil courtyard away from the bustle. A two-minute walk east, on Rue de l'Hopital, is the grand 1790 Hotel de Ville (Town Hall), designed by Louis XVI's chief architect Pierre-Adrien Paris.

The highlights of the Old Town are poised on the very top of the hill, accessed by the steeply winding Rue du Chateau. The Collegiale church, begun in 1185 and consecrated in 1276, is a graceful example of early Gothic. Stairs from Rue du Chateau bring you up to the east end of the church, with its three Norman apses. Beside the church is the imposing Chateau, begun in the twelfth century and still in use as the offices of the cantonal government: entry is only on guided tours, which start from the signposted Door no. 1. The nearby turreted Tour des Prisons, remains of a medieval bastion, has panoramic views over the town, along with interesting models of Neuch?tel in different eras.

Neuchatel Fountains – Rue des Moulins (I&V)

by Zvrlj

The fountain in the Rue des Moulins is tiny colorful fountain. Although it is not as attractive as some other fountains in Neuchatel, it is one of the oldest – it was constructed in 1584.

The fountain in the Rue des Moulins is on the crossing of Passage des Boucheries with Rue des Moulins.

Swiss National Day

by globetrotter06

Some years ago I celebrated the Swiss National Day, 1st of August, in Neuchatel. Of course, everything happened at the lake. In the evening they had a huge fire work from a boat on the lake. Everybody gathered in the streets, there were hawkers and you could smell BBQ in the air.

Tour de Diesse | The Diesse Tower (I&V)

by Zvrlj

Tour de Diesse – the Diesse Tower, named after noble family Diesse, was built in the 10th and rebuilt in the 13th century. It was a prison and, along with the Prison Tower, a part of medieval fortification. The tower became the property of the city in 1580, and its present day appearance dates from the 18th century. As the many other old buildings in Neuchatel, for the construction of the Diesse Tower was used yellow Hauterive stone.

Nowadays it chimes the hour in Neuchatel, it houses the Art gallery and Oenotheque. Unfortunately Diesse Tower was closed at the time of our visit to Neuchatel.

Diesse Tower

by amsterdam_vallon

Built in the late 1200s, the DIESSE TOWER served as a prison and more than 700 years later, its bells still proudly ring out the hour. The complex between the Diesse Tower and the Prison Tower was an fortified place in the Middle Ages.


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