Lucens Castle is a beautiful and grand historic structure, located on a hill top and over looking the countryside town of Lucens. Built around the 16th Century, the castle served a residential place for kings and nobility, a fortress, a girls institution before being sold to a private party. Today, it functions as a luxury event venue with weddings, dinners, parties, meetings and conferences regularly hosted here. 10 rooms for accommodation are available as well.
Museum of Natural History was founded in 1824 and is one of the oldest institutes in the medieval city of Freibourg. The museum has on display 240,000 zoological pieces, natural sciences and botany. A lot of these collections have come from experienced botanists renowned in the field and have remarkably helped in furthering the study specially in the field of mycology. They conduct several educational programs designed for students, with interactive study materials. Join a guided tour or your free to take a tour along this vast institute that is a major benefactor in the study of these various sciences.
Located in the beautiful Swiss town and the birthplace of Le Corbusier, La Chaux-de-Fonds's Villa Jeanneret-Perret is not only architectural landmark of the city but also a popular tourist attraction and a protected Swiss monument. Built in 1912 and designed by the famous architect for his parents, the house formed his very own residence for three years until it was sold in 1919. Today, it is owned and maintained by a volunteer organization who offer guided tours and visits of the house to the public along with rental space in its hall for private events. A must visit for architecture enthusiasts since it is a pioneering example of modern architecture and a trademark of Corbusier's neoclassical style.
Located in the Swiss municipality of Avenches, Avenches Castle is a majestic sight to behold. This beautiful red building can be clearly viewed from Rue du Chateau and has been designated as a Swiss heritage site of national significance. One of the best preserved Renaissance castles in the country, it is also home to a gallery, library as well as residences.
With its construction dating back to 98 AD, Sanctuaire du Cigognier was the largest sanctuary on site. There used to be several buildings on this land which have been cleared over a period of time. One such building was the Cigogneir Temple which used to be a rectangular building with a courtyard framed with porticos. The plans, technology, and material used in its construction were inspired by Rome. Today, a single preserved column represents the temple on the historic site. It is a 12 meter (39.37 feet) high column made up of Jura limestones. The column being home to a storks’ nest (Stork is ‘cigogne’ in French) in the past was named after the bird species.
Named after the time-worn settlement of Murten, Lake Murten lies on the town's south shore in Vaud and Fribourg cantons of Switzerland. Lake Murten is the smallest lake in the Pays des trois lacs region of the Swiss upland which remains enveloped by the scenic Jura mountain ranges. The lake is not very deep which helps it to warm easily and remains a much-frequented swimming spot from spring to pleasant autumn. During April, the path surrounding the lake is offered to non-automobile users. Walkers, inline skaters and cycling enthusiasts get to explore the fascinating scenery encircling Lake Murten.
Located on the banks of Lake Neuchâtel, Boudry is a beautiful Swiss town with a population of around 5500 civilians. The first settlements here date back to the medieval ages with many historical buildings, monuments, castles and churches. The national heritage site of the La Baume Du Four settlement can also be found here, and the entire village in itself is a designated heritage site. Gorges Areuse, the Areuse museum, wine cellars and Museum of Wine are some of the popular tourist attractions found here. With budget accomodation facilities and an array of restaurants serving delicious local and international cuisine, Boudry is a perfect destination for a fun family vacation.
Various souvenirs and objects of folk art from all over the world are collected here since the 19th century, which includes pile dwellings, prints, taxidermy of birds and local fauna, weapons of African origin and so much. While artifacts on display are certainly impressive, the museum itself is very significant, for it was one of the first actual museums in the country.
Located along the shore of Lake Neuchâtel, the town of Cortaillod in the Boundry district of Switzerland is famous all over the world for its rich Neolithic and medieval archaeological sites. A number of age old items like tools, stone axes, bone awls, hatchets, wooden wheels, bronze swords, decorative pottery etc have been found through various excavations conducted over the last 150 years. Today, the population has grown up to 5000 and it is a popular destination among history enthusiasts with heritage sites like the La Fabrique Neuve and Le Petit Cortaillod, the pre-historic settlement.
Located in the lakeside city of Milvignes, the Colombier Castle is a historic military base constructed in the 16th Century. It has been formerly used as as a hospital, parade ground, barracks and now exists as an infantry training center along with an on site museum. Visitors can see paintings, soldier uniforms, antique weapons and items related to the history of the Police Force here. Group tours and guided tours are welcome and should be booked in advance.
Auvernier Castle, also known as Château d'Auvernier, is a 16th Century heritage site and a famous winery producing some of the finest Swiss wines since the last 400 years. Spread over 16 hectares, the winery is owned and maintained by the Chambrier family whose traditional, barrel and late harvest wines are preferred by royalty and noted personalities all over the world while winning several awards for their rich flavor body and preserved traditional aging techniques.
Offering 360-degree panoramic views of the historic Swiss city of Neuchatel, Tour des Prisons or Prison Towers is an iconic landmark of the city. The interiors of these prison towers take you back to the grim colonial times when criminals were confined in compact, suffocating cells. However, once you venture on the surroundings, you see mesmerizing views of the Old Town, the adjoining lake and gorgeous Alpine peaks in the background.