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Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel

Literature and art in dialogue

Did you know that Friedrich Dürrenmatt was not only a renowned writer but also a talented painter? Or that the German-speaking Swiss lived in Neuchâtel for almost 40 years and also died there? You can find out all this and much more at the Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel.

The Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921–1990) won a worldwide reputation for his plays and novels. As well as his writing, Dürrenmatt retained a great passion for drawing and painting throughout his life. The Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel (CDN) showcases the great man’s artworks alongside his literary oeuvre and regularly hosts temporary thematic exhibitions focusing on the works of other artists. These help to contextualise Dürrenmatt’s activities as a writer and painter.

Opening times Today (Thursday) open


Mon–Tues    closed
Wed–Sun     11.00-17.00 hours


Subject to change without prior notice


Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel admission fee

  • CHF 8.00 Adults
  • CHF 5.00 Concession*
  • CHF 5.00 Groups of 10 or more

* Concessions: children, Students, apprentices, unemployed, AHV/IV recipients

Free entry:

Swiss Museum Pass, Raiffeisen card, proArte 26 Card, Musées Neuchâtelois Card

Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration.

How to get there

Travel comfortably by train to Neuchâtel. Approximate 15 minute walk from the station you can reech the Centre Dürrenmatt

Suggestion BLS

If you are in the vicinity, you should make a stop at the botanical garden of Neuchâtel or enjoy the view from the local mount, Chaumont

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