Fribourg and Neuchatel Sights

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Basse-Ville

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At Fribourg's very core is the Basse-Ville, tucked into a crook of the river. Here you'll find the 11th- through 16th-century homes of...

Cathédrale St-Nicolas

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Fribourg's grand cathedral rears up from the surrounding gray, 18th-century buildings. Its massive tower was completed in the 15th century,...

Espace Jean Tinguely–Niki de Saint Phalle

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Once the city's tram terminal, this is one of the premier modern-art spaces in Switzerland. It houses a selection of whirring, tapping,...

Hôtel de Ville

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The Hôtel de Ville (Rathaus in German) is the seat of the cantonal parliament, built on the foundations of the château of Berthold...

Maison Cailler

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On the way from Fribourg to Gruyères, chocoholics should consider stopping at this tantalizing chocolate factory in the otherwise unassuming...

Musée Suisse de la Machine à Coudre

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Examples of almost every sewing machine ever built (more than 250) are on exhibit here. There's also a collection of contraptions created...

Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Fribourg

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This important museum is housed in the Renaissance Ratzé Mansion and, incongruously, an old slaughterhouse connected to the mansion...

Neuveville

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When the Pont de St-Jean was built in the 17th century, making the northern bank of the river readily accessible, the merchant houses...

Planche-Supérieure

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As Fribourg expanded from the Basse-Ville, it crossed the river over the Pont du Milieu (Middle Bridge) to a narrow bank, the Planche-Inférieure...

Pont de Berne

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In this city of bridges, the Pont de Berne is the oldest. Set to the north of the Basse-Ville, it is made entirely of wood and was once...

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