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Centre Dürrenmatt, Neuchâtel

"The house where Friedrich Dürrenmatt lived is right at the top of the Ermitage valley, a place that’s particularly favourable to a life of creation. This villa has been integrated into a structure designed by Mario Botta and became the Centre Dürrenmatt, where the manuscripts, drawings and paintings of the author are exhibited. Getting there from the town is a sort of pilgrimage but this centre is fortunately not a museum or a mausoleum, more like a place for reflection and dialogue between artistic expressions, a meeting place between the public and creators. From this amazing viewpoint of the Plateau and Alps, you see the world as it appeared to the writer at his desk; you really feel like you’re “entering” into his world and his work." 


Opening times
Wednesday to Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Adults: CHF 8.-
Children, students, seniors: CHF 5.-
Groups (min. 10 people): CHF 5.-

Good to know

  • Guided tour on request: CHF 100.-
  • Languages: French, German, English
  • Bookshop, cafeteria, panoramic terrace.
  • By bus from the train station or from the centre : n°106 or 106, bus stop "Ermitage". Proceed by foot along the Chemin du Pertuis-du-Sault (about 10 minutes).

Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel
Ch. du Pertuis-du-Sault 74
2000 Neuchâtel
T. +41 (0) 58 466 70 60 

Centre Dürrenmatt, Neuchâtel

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