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

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Nice view

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 June 2015
mrschndr
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Switzerland
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Almux
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 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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Wimborne, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Zurich
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50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

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

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Thank mrschndr
Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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114 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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.

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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.

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Washington
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774 reviews
337 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 389 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 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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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 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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