The name “Neuchatel” can be literally translated as "New Castle". It is an ancient Swiss town located on the shore of the lake with the same name. Neuchatel is one of the most interesting and popular tourist destinations in western Switzerland.
This place is full of various attractions - shops and restaurants, lake cruises and walks in picturesque surroundings – these are the main entertainments of the town. If you want to get acquainted with the historical legacy of Neuchatel, it is time to make a walk on a small tourist train. It will take you through the ancient streets of the town, and the guide will describe and show main architectural monuments of this place.
The old part of the town was built in the 16th century. However, the unique homes made of yellow limestone according to the best traditions of the Middle Age architecture are carefully saved till our days. Neuchatel Castle is the symbol of the city. Its west wing was built in the 12th century, and the remaining part of the castle was built during the 15th - 17th centuries. All tourists have an opportunity to walk through the corridors of the castle and see the stunning panorama of the town from the observation area located at the ramparts.