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Centre Dürrenmatt, Neuchatel

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The Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel exhibits Friedrich Dürrenmatt's paintings and drawings. It is a part of Swiss National Library, just like Swiss Literary Archives, which has a close cooperation with CDN.The Centre Dürrenmatt, which was opened in the September 2000 in the upper Neuchâtel, is located in the first Dürrenmatt's residential place in 1952. The Swiss architect Mario Botta was assigned to rebuild the house.As a place for discussion and research, CDN supports critical debates about Dürrenmatt's artistic and literary works. Beside the temporary exhibition, the permanent exhibition "Friedrich Dürrenmatt, writer and painter" is open for public visit. Readings, concerts, colloquiums and debates take place regularly in the CDN. Apart from numerous exhibits of his literary works and rare exhibited paintings, the CDN offers a wide view over the Lake Neuchâtel and also the Bernese Alps.HistoryIn 1952, Friedrich Dürrenmatt moved to his house in the upper part of the city, where he lived and worked until his death on 14 December 1990 . He took his life beyond the Röstigraben as a theme in one of his works, especially the reality that he lived in the francophone part of Switzerland since 1952, but he wrote in German language. After his death, his former house was adapted and expanded for being used as a museum. The museum was opened officially in September 2000.
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  • You have to climbe the mountain from the center of the city. So you will find the house of Duerrenmatt, who was living there. They added a modern construction of the famous Swiss architect Mario Botta...  more »
  • Once you have visited here you will see some of the reality of the opening stage direction to "The Physicists". The villa has, however, been replaced by the centre building. The exhiition I visited hi...  more »
  • I love the plays Durrenmatt wrote, but I did not know that he was also a gifted painter. The Centre Durrenmatt, is pretty difficult to find, but it is worth searching for it. The location (his former ...  more »
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  • By Mario Bota, world-renowned Swiss architect, this quaint center-museum is far from the city of Neuchatel. Awesome place, interesting museum nestled in the forest. Amazing terrace from which one has a panoramic view of the lake and coast. It's accessible by bus. Worth certainly a visit ****
  • The building's design and location really nice. The temporary exhibition is buried, the hill overlooking the Lake, partly in sapa. Terrace is a marvelous. But my very bad when I came to coincide with the exhibition. 5chf from me, even though I wrote the entry 8chf in the brochure. I don't know if her renovation was in the building. The Café, self service coffee for free. I need to go see if it falls in an exhibition to look well in advance.
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  • Top places of culture Neuchâtel, difficult to access for the very disabled. Wonderful view.
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  • very beautiful but a little monotonous a whole museum dedicated to a writer
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