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Take your time to explore the many facets of the Jura region

Solothurn by night on the shores of the river Aare, Switzerland's finest baroque town
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The region of the Jura Mountains and Three Lakes (lakes of Biel, Murten and Neuchâtel) is known for its beautiful landscapes with valleys, mountains, meadows and intact nature as well as for its picturesque towns that feature wonderful medieval and renaissance architecture. The Jura region is also home of excellent wine-growing traditions and a watch-making industry. With its endless hiking trails, cycling paths and tracks for inline skating, this region also makes a great destination for family vacations.

 

Nature lovers will appreciate the diverse nature of spacious valleys, mountains and nature reserves. Hiking through the Jura landscape is always a treat that spoils you with seemingly untouched nature on wonderful lakesides, impressive gorges and amazing panoramic views of the Jura and the Alps. The Three Lakes invite its visitors to indulge in all kinds of water sports such as sailing, windsurfing, canoeing or angling. Lake Murten is the most popular one when it comes to bathing and swimming, since its temperature is quite pleasant early in the summer. But in order to explore all three lakes and have an overall impression of the region, we recommend a relaxing boat tour that also passes through canals and delights you with a breathtaking landscape.

 

The towns of the Jura region are very diverse yet extremely charming. Solothurn for example is said to be Switzerland’s most beautiful baroque city. Even though, Solothurn is rather small, its wealth in gorgeous architecture – numerous churches, fountains and towers – is overwhelming and reminds us of a rich history. Families will have a great time in Solothurn, since the city offers a Toy and Puppet Museum and invites children to explore the city on an adventurous tour searching for castle ghosts and dinosaur tracks. Besides the sightseeing, the area around Solothurn also offers a great network of hiking and cycling paths.

 

The city of Murten, over 800 years old, captivates its visitors with the medieval city centre, Switzerland’s only intact town wall, arcades and a picturesque lakeside promenade with spectacular sunsets. This combination is simply adorable! Despite its small size, Murten offers a multitude of cultural activities, excursions and sports.


The university town of Neuchâtel, which is also famous for its unique medieval architecture, as well as the cities and centres of Swiss watch-making, Le Locle and La Chaux-de-Fonds, are also worth visiting while exploring the Jura & Three Lakes region.

 

It’s the mix of a multifaceted mountain and valley landscape, lakes and picturesque towns, rich in beautiful architecture and culture activities, that make the Jura region a wonderful destination for travellers.

 

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