Neuchâtel - “Les Chenapans” paper chase

An original way to discover the city of Neuchâtel

Clear the way for an exciting scavenger hunt in Neuchâtel. Go in search of the hidden Belle Époque frescoes. Tricky riddles, unusual discoveries and all kinds of surprises await you along the way. At the end, the cleverest will be rewarded with a small gift! A playful way to explore the city of Neuchâtel and all its facets. After the scavenger hunt, you can round off the day by the lake.

Travel to Neuchâtel quickly and easily by train. The scavenger hunt starts at Tourismus Neuenburg. This can be reached on foot from the station in a few minutes.

The scavenger hunt

The game is available from Neuchâtel Tourism (at the opening hours listed below). A deposit of CHF 20.00 is charged for the kit.

Duration: approx. 2 - 2.5 hours
Languages: French, German and English
Good to know: the paper chase is conducted on foot

The town of Neuchâtel

A thousand-year-old town with a special charm 

Neuchâtel first captivates you with its castle and collegiate church, which sit proudly on a hill. The winding alleyways with their elegant buildings made of Hauterive stone, the special yellow limestone that makes the whole town glow, are another attraction. All of this makes for an irresistible invitation to explore the city at a leisurely walking pace, especially since it has the largest pedestrian zone in Switzerland.

Don't visit Neuchâtel without enjoying its superb lakeside location. The view extends to the Alps looming in the distance as you wander along Quai Ostervald, at the edge of the crystal-clear water or aboard the steamer "Neuchâtel". The Jeunes-Rives will delight you with its bathing and water sports facilities, while the harbour beckons with lively cafés and restaurants in summer.

Archaeology, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, the Jaquet-Droz automata, ethnology and original nature exhibitions – the city's five museums are impressively diverse. The numerous festivals and events keep the city centre buzzing all summer long. 

If you want to discover the city on your own, the best way is to take the self-guided tour "Neuchâtel à la Belle-Époque".

Please note: This summer there will be major construction work down on the Jeunes-Rives (lake promenade). Restrictions are therefore to be expected. 
However, access to the lake will be maintained. 


Availability Today (Thursday) open

The paper chase can be collected from Neuchâtel Tourism at the following times:

January to June and September to December

Mon–Fri     09.00–12.00 hours and 13.30-17.30 hours
Sat             09.00–12.00 hours
Sun            Closed

July to August

Mon–Fri     09.00–18:30 hours
Sat             09.00–16.00 hours
Sun            10.00–14.00 hours 

Subject to change without prior notice


Individual prices

  • CHF 10.00 Adults (from 16 years)
  • CHF 5.00 Children (up to 15.99 years)

Family prices

  • CHF 25.00 Family package (max. 2 adults + 2 children)
  • CHF 10.00 Additional adult (from 16 years)
  • CHF 5.00 Additional child (up to 15.99 years)

School prizes

  • CHF 4.00 Child (up to 15.99 years)
  • CHF 5.00 Student (from 16 years)

How to get there

Take the train to Neuchâtel. The tourist office is located at the port.

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