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The Swiss sugar capital, where sugar beet from all Western Switzerland is processed, Aarberg has preserved an old town with a large square lined with good restaurants.
Near Riedholz, just east of Solothurn, there used to be a large cellulose factory on the banks of the Aare river. Built in 1881, it closed in 2008 and has since found a new life. The place has become a multifaceted living quarter with bars, restaurants, cultural events, street art, etc. Like a little Berlin at the gates of Solothurn.
During Antiquity, Avenches was the capital of Helvetia. You can see, among other Roman ruins, an arena where various shows and festivals take place today.
Built in 1644 on the site of a former tower, the baroque Käfigturm is 49 m high and includes a clock and bell. It is located at the end of the Bärenplatz which leads to the Federal Palace, the seat of the Swiss government.
Büren an der Aare
Büren an der Aare, a small medieval town dating back to the 13th century, is situated on the banks of the Aare, the longest river in Switzerland with 291 km from its source in the Bernese Alps to its mouth in the Rhine.
A small town in Canton Fribourg on the southern shore of Lake Neuchâtel that is both a beautiful medieval town and a water sports paradise. Our stroll takes you on a tour of the old town.
La Neuveville
A medieval town on the shores of Lake Biel, La Neuveville is an endearing town, rich in memories, where the witnesses of a prestigious past stand. Although it is a French-speaking town, it is attached to the canton of Bern and is the first Bernese town that one passes through on leaving the canton of Neuchâtel on the road to Biel.
Langenthal, in Upper Aargau (Canton Bern), is a small, quiet town of 16,000 inhabitants, with a partly pedestrianised town centre that has preserved some fine old buildings.
Le Landeron
Le Landeron is the only town in Canton Neuchâtel situated on the shores of Lake Biel, but its picturesque old town stands inland, a few hundred metres from the shore. We are here near the north gate, next to Fontaine du Vaillant (Fountain of the Valiant One).
Murten (in French Morat), on the shores of the lake of the same name and facing the vineyards of Vully, is one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Switzerland. Its ramparts with towers are particularly well preserved and its main street lined with arcades is very picturesque. It is a must-see in Switzerland!
A beautiful town on the shores of Lake Neuchâtel, at the foot of the Jura mountain range. Its ancient houses are built in a yellow stone and the old town is topped by a proud castle and a beautiful collegiate church.
From the large Schützenmatte car park in the southwest of the old town, follow the Salzhüsliweg along the Dünnern, a small tributary of the Aare, and you will arrive here at the old bridge. This is a good starting point for a short tour of the old town.
Solothurn is the most beautiful baroque city in Switzerland. Located on the banks of the Aare River, at the foot of the Jura mountains, it has been from 1530 to 1792 the seat of the French ambassadors, who had a significant influence on its architecture.
In the heart of the vineyards on the northern shore of Lake Biel, Twann (in French: Douanne) is a pretty little winegrowing village that is well worth a visit, if only to taste the excellent local wines.
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