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Creux du Van

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Address: Between Neuchatel and Pontarlier, Neuchatel 2010, Switzerland
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Hike, landscape and picnic!

Great natural amphitheater :) can be accessed by the car. There is also green area, which makes you feel like having a picnic!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great natural amphitheater :) can be accessed by the car. There is also green area, which makes you feel like having a picnic!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some background on this location - the rock is was created out of first glaciers and shaped into a breathtaking rock formation about 200 million-year-old: the lime is a prehistoric ocean. An impressive 160-meter high vertical rock faces surround a four kilometer long and over one-kilometer wide valley basin waiting to explore. Acess depending from the side you near it... More 

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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Okay, so I never actually made it to the top, due to too much snow. I visited in March, and the parking lot is quite a long way from the top. There's also a restaurant, but you can't get past the parking lot if there's too much snow - which there was. NEver made it to the restaurant or the... More 

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Thank Louise B
Melbourne, Australia
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555 reviews
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

The drive up to the parking area is most interesting with wonderful Swiss mountain views at every turn. There is a large parking area at the end of the driveable road, with a variety of walking paths pointed out. We chose one that took us directly to the crater edge and then walked along the crater before returning to our... More 

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Thank Johnpsau
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Was a very quick visit just before the sunset. Short easy walk from car park so not to much of an issue for people who struggle to walk far. Very windy and cold be careful not be blown over the edge wind is very strong.

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Thank vince t
Europe
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274 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to visit. You can get there several ways, for us the easiest way was to put into the gps the address of the restaurant Le Soliat. There is parking also about 2 k's from there which you will pass if the restaurant parking lot is full and you wish to walk. Not only will you... More 

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Thank currycook
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

Trick: download View Tracker app on IOS/Android then download the walking trail to Creux du Van this will help you a lot. The way to go up is medium-hard, but OK for young kids (8-9 yrs old). You could take 8 km trail (4 hrs) or 13 km (8 hrs)full trail. Once you are at the highest point, you'll know... More 

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Thank Andi D
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing and breath taking place. Worthing to spent some time there and walk all around, seeing this beautiful landscape and hearing the bells of the cows.

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Thank Nathalie N
Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

A very nice place to go to and enjoy mother nature. You can drive to the restaurant Soliat nearby and park there (big enough for even coach busses). A small walk of approx 500m through a cow field to the edge from here to enjoy this spectacular view. Don't worry about any cow encounters as it looks like they only... More 

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Thank Marc l
Morges, Switzerland
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Well worth the trip, the drive takes a short while, as you enjoy the lovely farms and countryside,not forgetting spectacular views. Good car parking. There is a farm and restaurant by car parking area. Few minutes walk up to the top. As someone has previously said, if taking children keep them close by, as it's a dangerous but amazing drop... More 

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