Workshop on spectral theory and geometry
Suggested activities in the region
Switzerland is a small country. This means that many places are
accessible in a short time. For those staying in the region a bit
longer than the conference, there are
plenty of interesting places to visit.
tourisme web page contains a wealth of suggestions. Please also
have a look at Hiking in Switzerland.
Here are some of our own suggestions for Wednesday afternoon:
For those with a bit more time we can also suggest...
- There are many beautiful places to see along the lake. For
instance you can take the tramway to Auvernier and then walk to the
- The watch making city of La Chaux-de-Fonds has received
recognition from UNESCO. It is the home of the Musée
International d'Horlogerie. It takes about 30 minutes to reach La
Chaux-de-Fonds by train.
- The capital city of Switzerland, Bern, is only about 30 minutes
from Neuchatel by train.
- Lausane is 40 minutes away.
- There is a very nice boat trip starting in Neuchâtel. After
crossing Lake Neuchâtel, the boat goes to a channel which join Lake
Morat and crosses it to reach the medieval city of Morat (Murten in
German). The boat trip takes about two hours. After visiting Morat,
it is possible to come back to Neuchâtel by train (25 minutes).
Sunset will be around 9:30 in Neuchâtel.
- Le Creux du
Van is a local geographical marvel. There is a relatively
strenuous hike starting in Noiraigue (20 minutes from Neuchâtel by
train) which goes around the Creux du Van. Some details can be
- From Neuchâtel, you will enjoy a panoramic view on the Alps. For
those who have some extra energy and time, there is a very beautiful
(yet very easy) walk which will lead you to the foot of some of the
biggest mountains. The train from Neuchâtel to Wengen takes about
2h50. From there, you can walk up to the Kleine Scheidegg in about 4
hours, and then continue (or come back) by train.