The area around Neuchatel has a lot to offer to visitors who like nature, hiking and culture! The famous Creux-du-Van Cliff mountain is close to Neuchatel, as is the Gorges de l’Areuse hike. We decided to do this hike, and it is really beautiful. Apparently, even more beautiful now with the autumn colours being even brighter, so in case you would like to go leaf peeping, the Gorges de l’Areuse hike would be a great place for that!
More on the hike in the Gorges de l’Areuse: letsexplore.ch
The Val-de-Travers region, where these hikes are located, is also the birthplace of the famous, and once forbidden, Absinthe drink. We went to the ‘Maison de l’Absinthe’ and actually found it very interesting. The Maison de l’Absinthe is not only a museum, but also the local post office, place to come and taste Absinthe, or have a cooking class with recipes based on Absinthe! In case you come with kids, or you do not drink alcohol, they also serve Absinthe syrup which is really good!
More information on the Maison de l’Absinthe: www.maison-absinthe.ch