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 (Tuesday) 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
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
- CHF 10.00 Adults (from 16 years)
- CHF 5.00 Children (up to 15.99 years)
- 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)
- CHF 4.00 Child (up to 15.99 years)
- CHF 5.00 Student (from 16 years)