Lac de Neuchatel, Neuchatel

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Lake Neuchâtel is a lake primarily in Romandy, Switzerland . The lake lies mainly in the canton of Neuchâtel, but is also shared by the cantons of Vaud, of Fribourg, and of Bern. With a surface of 218.3km2, it is the largest lake entirely in Switzerland and the 59th largest lake in Europe. Lake Neuchâtel lies approximately at coordinates. It is 38.3km long and no more than 8.2km wide. Its surface is 429m above sea level, with a maximum depth of 152m. The total water volume is 14.0km3. The lake's drainage area is approximately 2,670km2 and its culminating point is Le Chasseron at 1,607m. The lake receives the Orbe River, the Arnon, the Areuse, Seyon, the canal de la Sauge, and the Mentue . The canal of Thielle drains the lake into Lake Biel-Bienne and is part of regulation system for the lakes and the rivers of the Seeland region. Lake Neuchâtel was the home of the now extinct species of deepwater trout Salvelinus neocomensis.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Do around the Lake is interesting. The place is not too urbanised unlike many other lakes in Switzerland.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Beautiful day, the canton of Neuchâtel offers places and trains for people in a hotel in the canton. Come by train is already discovering the Lake, the vineyards and the Alps. Day walk in the city (circuit tourist office) then visit personally in the school near the Lake and tourism office. for the very enjoyable on J J Rousseau Museum. A very nice time on the works, his life, philosophy... very well... space that is not in your sites on Neuchâtel to date.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Swiss Lake beautiful, places of parking close to the shores, perfect for swimming, but only in summer. Various restaurant and entertainment close to cities and various villages.
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Where to stay in Neuchatel

A visit to the city of Neuchâtel is well-spent lakefront to take full advantage of the panoramic views. Here you'll find a handful of comfortable, moderately priced hotels. The majority of the accommodations are either downtown or close to the train station. In the downtown area visitors can appreciate the broad streets lined with neo-Romanesque sandstone buildings, while still within walking distance to the city's famed absinthe distilleries. Offerings for budget hostels and guesthouses can be slim. High-end five-star hotels and international chains can be found along the water's edge.
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