Significant archaelogical finds and vibrant centre of watchmaking

Modell des spätbronzezeitlichen Dorfes Cortaillod Est (Copyright: SCG UNESCO Palafittes)

Modell des spätbronzezeitlichen Dorfes Cortaillod Est (Copyright: SCG UNESCO Palafittes)

Offer: UNESCO World Heritage Site Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps and La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle, Watchmaking Town Planning (3 days/2 nights)

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Visit the Laténium in Neuchâtel to explore the largest archaeological museum in Switzerland, learn more about the UNESCO-World Heritage Site «Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps».

The two twin towns of La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle are also UNESCO World Heritage Sites of prominent importance. Their buildings bear witness to the history of the local crafts and industry and show that watchmaking has been incorporated into the development of the city planning. This offer gives you a living insight into the creation and development of earlier farming communities around the Alps and into the history and architecture of the watchmaking centre in the Neuenburger Jura.

Offer

Significant archaelogical finds and vibrant centre of watchmaking

Program

Day 1: Arrival in La Chaux-de-Fonds
  • Individual journey from the place of residence to La Chaux-de-Fonds
  • Overnight stay in the Hotel Athmos**** in La Chaux-de-Fonds

Day 2: Excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps
  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Train to Neuchâtel
  • Visit to the Laténium – Park and archaeological museum

  • Tip: Visit to the diving base in Sutz-Lattrigen, accessible to the general public, diving base of the Archaelogical service of the canton of Berne.
  • Tip: Download your personal tour guide on the subject of pile dwellings. The «Palafittes Guide» app is the official app of the UNESCO World Heritage Site «Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps» and was designed by leading archaeologists in conjunction with scientific journalists.

  • Return to La Chaux-de-Fonds
  • Overnight stay in the Hotel Athmos**** in La Chaux-de-Fonds

Day 3: Excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage Site La Chaux-de-Fonds/Le Locle, Watchmaking Town Planning
  • Breakfast in the hotel, followed by check-out.
  • Visit to the International Watch Museum in La Chaux-de-Fonds

  • Tip: Explore La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle with the Tourist Sightseeing Train or through a tour of the city on foot.
  • Tip: Visit the Town Planning-Watchmaking Showroom, the ideal starting point for your voyage of discovery.

  • Individual return journey to the place of residence
Your stay in La Chaux-de-Fonds can be extended on request.

Services included

  • 2 x overnight stays with breakfast in the Hotel Athmos**** in La Chaux-de-Fonds
  • Visit to the Laténium Park and Archaeological Museum in Neuchatel
  • Visit to the International Museum of Watchmaking in La Chaux-de-Fonds

Prices

Price per person, basis half-fare travel card:

  • 4* DR: CHF 435.00
  • 4* SR: CHF 520.00
Supplements/discounts per person:

  • 1st class with half-fare card: CHF 65.00
  • 2nd class without half-fare card: CHF 90.00
  • 1st class without half-fare card: CHF 220.00

  • Reduction for travel in 2nd class with 2nd class GA travel card: CHF -90.00
  • Reduction for travel in 1st/2nd class with 1st class GA travel card: CHF -90.00
  • Reduction for travel in 1st class with 2nd class GA travel card: CHF -25.00

Valid period: 05.06.-31.10.2014

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