Sunday Strolls is a new Attic series in which our Editors offer you a glimpse into their everyday lives by taking you around some of the cities they call home. In this first edition, Olivia walks you around her second most-frequented Swiss city, Neuchâtel.
Filled with buildings made of yellow stone, Neuchâtel is the city the nineteenth century, French writer Alexandre Dumas said was carved out of butter (“taillée dans une motte de beurre”). It is a charming city that roughly only 32,000 people call home. I’ve only really gotten to know it over the past two and a half years, and it has, in that time, become the Swiss city I see the most outside of Geneva.
Being much smaller than Geneva, its old town stretches over only a couple of blocks, and my very favorite spot in the city, other than a little café at the foot of the hill, is around the castle ramparts.
This weekend, my partner and I walked some visiting friends around Neuchâtel and were able to enjoy a crisp autumn day on the ramparts.