Dürrenmatt trail

In the footsteps of Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Meet the Swiss author and artist Friedrich Dürrenmatt with this package offering an overnight stay and activities related to the writer in the Lake Biel and Lake Neuchâtel region.

From Neuchâtel to Prêles, this offer allows you to learn more about the world-famous Swiss author. In 2021, a thematic trail on the writer “Discovering Friedrich Dürrenmatt, a world of words and colors” was inaugurated between Gléresse and Prêles. This easily accessible trail is about 5 km long and comprises 13 fun and educational stations, each presenting a different facet of this author of national importance. To be discovered thanks to the field notebook. But the trip would not be complete without a detour to the Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel. From the years Friedrich Dürrenmatt spent in Neuchâtel, there remains a villa on the heights of the city. It has been integrated into a museum built by the internationally renowned architect Mario Botta, which exhibits paintings and drawings by the writer and painter. Admission to the museum is included in the package. This offer is completed by an overnight stay in the beautiful medieval town of La Neuveville.


The offer

  • 1 night for two at the Hotel Jean-Jacques Rousseau or the Hotel Garni Villa Carmen
  • 2 tickets for the Dürrenmatt Center in Neuchâtel
  • 1 field booklet on the Dürrenmatt theme trail
  • 2 public transport tickets for transportation between La Neuveville and Prêles
  • 2 public transport tickets between La Neuveville and Neuchâtel