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Delémont

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Delémont is small city and the capital of canton of Jura in the Western Switzerland. Along with the neighbouring villages Delémont has the distinction of being a French speaking city between Swiss German speaking canton Berne and Alsatian speaking Alsace and Basel.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

From the 1 station of Delémont there are a couple hourly trains in different directions:

  • Two connections to Biel (30 min)
  • Two connections to Basel one faster ICN (30 min) and one slower S3 (40 minutes), which goes on to Liestal (1h 5min) and Olten (1h 30min).
  • Two connections to Saint-Ursanne (15 min)

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

  • 1 Prince-Bishops' Castle (Château de Delémont). This castle from the 18th century nowadays serves as a primary school.
  • 2 Musée jurassien d'art et d'histoire, 52, rue du 23-Juin, +41 32 422 80 77, . Tu-F 14:00-17:00, Sa-Su 11:00-18:00. Art and history museum. Has a permanent exhibition on the canton and region of Jura. Fr. 6/4. Tour rouge (Q3330626) on Wikidata Musée jurassien d'art et d'histoire on Wikipedia

Do[edit]

  • 1 Wenger factory, Route de Bâle 63, +41 32 421 39 00. For individuals: first We of the month, 14:00, for groups of 6 or more, any weekday. On reservation only. This is were the original Swiss army knife is produced. This is one of two factories in Switzerland producing Swiss army knives, but since a merger in 2005, both belong to the same company: Victorinox, which can be visited in Brunnen. Free. Wenger (Q665648) on Wikidata Wenger on Wikipedia

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • 1 Le bleu lezard, rue des Moulins 28, +41 32 422 04 44. M-Th 09:00-22:00, Fr-Sa 09:00-23:00, Su 12:00-22:00. A good option for a fast meal on a budget. Fr. 14 for weekday lunch set meal, from Fr. 16 for mains, cheaper for small bites.

Drink[edit]

Most of the bars that are crowded in the evening can be found at the crossing of "Rue du 23 juin" and "Rue de la préfecture".

  • Le Sas. Is a small alternative nightclub that can be found in the square in front of the castle.
  • Le Bus. Is a nightclub that plays RnB and House music.

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