The Botanical Garden in Neuchâtel lies high above the city and is a fantastic spot for relaxing strolls at any time of year. A great excuse to get some fresh air and get acquainted with native and exotic kinds of plants, just a stone’s throw from the city centre.
Right from the outset, this peaceful place with expansive natural spaces at the foot of the Jura has been a place for relaxation and further education. In this park with idyllic gardens, ponds and streams, visitors quickly forget their hectic lifestyles and can recharge their batteries.
Right nearby, you’ll also find the Dürrenmatt Centre, which was built by internationally renowned architect Mario Botta and is well worth a visit. The former residence of Friedrich Dürrenmatt has been integrated into a new museum building showcasing the author’s manuscripts, paintings and drawings.
Just a few steps away from the Botanical Garden is the Path of Time. This hiking trail marked with wood sculptures invites visitors to go on a journey through time, all the way from the big bang through to the very first humans, with each metre corresponding to a million years.