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Cycling in Switzerland

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Delémont
ViaJura
ViaJura
Stage 3, Laufen–Delémont
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ViaJura
ViaJura
Stage 4, Delémont–Moutier
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Chemin du Jura
Chemin du Jura
Stage 1, Delémont–Lucelle
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Delémont
Basel–Franches-Montagnes
Basel–Franches-Montagnes
Stage 2, Delémont–Tramelan
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Basel–Franches-Montagnes
Basel–Franches-Montagnes
Stage 1, Basel–Delémont
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Lötschberg–Jura
Lötschberg–Jura
Stage 4, Delémont–Boncourt
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Lötschberg–Jura
Lötschberg–Jura
Stage 3, Biel/Bienne–Delémont
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Delémont
Jura Bike
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Delémont
Delémont

Delémont

Delémont (German: Delsberg), the capital of the Jura canton, lies between the towns of Basel and Biel in the north west of Switzerland, near the French border. This historic town is embedded in the densely forested, hilly Jurassic landscape. Mediaeval buildings, neat house facades and attractive museums form the townscape of the old town.
The two town gates of the mediaeval old town, the ‘Porte au Loup’ and the ‘Porte de Porrentruy’, and parts of the former city wall are still in good condition. The squares of the old town are decorated by five monumental Renaissance-style figure fountains dating from the 16th century. The old town is home to the Jurassic Museum of Art and History, the parliament building of the cantonal government as well as the Episcopal Palace.

A 13-km circular path, the "Sentier Auguste Quiquerez" leads from Delémont to Soyhières and then back again to Delémont. The archaeology, flora and fauna, geology as well as ecology of the surrounding region are explained on 30 information panels. Several historic buildings, such as the Vorbourg Castle, are encountered en route. A sculpture trail, the "Balade de Séprais", west of Delémont attracts visitors with its monumental, modern sculptures.

The Swiss Jurassic Arc – the stronghold of precision manufacturing – produces not only watch masterpieces. The Wenger knife factory, which was founded in 1893 in Delémont, is characterised by a spirit of innovation, precision and quality in the manufacture of the genuine Swiss pocket knife.

Highlights

  • Old town of Delémont – Inner town with neat houses, sacral buildings, the Episcopal Palace, town gates and numerous fountains. Awarded the 2006 Wakker Prize by the Swiss Heritage Society.
  • Jurassic Museum of Art and History – the museum in Delémont presents Jurassic history, especially its cultural, but also social, political and economic aspects.
  • Sentier Auguste Quiquerez – themed trail dedicated to the scientist Quiquerez (1801 - 1882). It explains, amongst other things, the archaeology and geology of the region and runs past several castles.
  • Chapelle Notre-Dame du Vorbourg – the oldest shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary – consecrated in 1049 – in the Jura canton. Pilgrimage chapel set on a cliff, high above the narrow valley opening, with beautiful views of Delémont.
  • Glass church windows – the Jura boasts the highest density of modern church windows in Europe, a "regional museum" of glass painting (including in the evangelical church of Delémont).
Delémont (German: Delsberg), the capital of the Jura canton, lies between the towns of Basel and Biel in the north west of Switzerland, near the French border. This historic town is embedded in the densely forested, hilly Jurassic landscape. Mediaeval buildings, neat house facades and attractive museums form the townscape of the old town.
The two town gates of the mediaeval old town, the ‘Porte au Loup’ and the ‘Porte de Porrentruy’, and parts of the former city wall are still in good condition. The squares of the old town are decorated by five monumental Renaissance-style figure fountains dating from the 16th century. The old town is home to the Jurassic Museum of Art and History, the parliament building of the cantonal government as well as the Episcopal Palace.

A 13-km circular path, the "Sentier Auguste Quiquerez" leads from Delémont to Soyhières and then back again to Delémont. The archaeology, flora and fauna, geology as well as ecology of the surrounding region are explained on 30 information panels. Several historic buildings, such as the Vorbourg Castle, are encountered en route. A sculpture trail, the "Balade de Séprais", west of Delémont attracts visitors with its monumental, modern sculptures.

The Swiss Jurassic Arc – the stronghold of precision manufacturing – produces not only watch masterpieces. The Wenger knife factory, which was founded in 1893 in Delémont, is characterised by a spirit of innovation, precision and quality in the manufacture of the genuine Swiss pocket knife.

Highlights

  • Old town of Delémont – Inner town with neat houses, sacral buildings, the Episcopal Palace, town gates and numerous fountains. Awarded the 2006 Wakker Prize by the Swiss Heritage Society.
  • Jurassic Museum of Art and History – the museum in Delémont presents Jurassic history, especially its cultural, but also social, political and economic aspects.
  • Sentier Auguste Quiquerez – themed trail dedicated to the scientist Quiquerez (1801 - 1882). It explains, amongst other things, the archaeology and geology of the region and runs past several castles.
  • Chapelle Notre-Dame du Vorbourg – the oldest shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary – consecrated in 1049 – in the Jura canton. Pilgrimage chapel set on a cliff, high above the narrow valley opening, with beautiful views of Delémont.
  • Glass church windows – the Jura boasts the highest density of modern church windows in Europe, a "regional museum" of glass painting (including in the evangelical church of Delémont).

Arrival and return Delémont

Adresse

Jura Tourisme
Place de la Gare 9
2800 Delémont
Tel. +41 (0)32 432 41 70
info@juratourisme.ch
www.juratourisme.ch/de

Services

Accommodation

Amis de la Nature section de Delémont
Amis de la Nature section de Delémont
Delémont
Auberge de Jeunesse Delémont
Auberge de Jeunesse Delémont
Delémont
Centre St-François
Centre St-François
Delémont
Hôtel Ibis Delémont
Hôtel Ibis Delémont
Delémont
Hôtel Restaurant Victoria
Hôtel Restaurant Victoria
Delémont
Hôtel du Boeuf
Hôtel du Boeuf
Delémont
Hôtel-Restaurant le National
Hôtel-Restaurant le National
Delémont
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Places of interest

Coutellerie Wenger
Coutellerie Wenger
Delémont, Le Mexique–Vorbourg
Delémont, Le Mexique–Vorbourg
Musée jurassien d'Art et d'Histoire
Musée jurassien d'Art et d'Histoire
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Hiking in

Delémont
ViaJura
ViaJura
Stage 3, Laufen–Delémont
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ViaJura
ViaJura
Stage 4, Delémont–Moutier
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Chemin du Jura
Chemin du Jura
Stage 1, Delémont–Lucelle
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Cycling in

Delémont
Basel–Franches-Montagnes
Basel–Franches-Montagnes
Stage 2, Delémont–Tramelan
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Basel–Franches-Montagnes
Basel–Franches-Montagnes
Stage 1, Basel–Delémont
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Lötschberg–Jura
Lötschberg–Jura
Stage 4, Delémont–Boncourt
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Lötschberg–Jura
Lötschberg–Jura
Stage 3, Biel/Bienne–Delémont
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Mountain biking in

Delémont
Jura Bike
Jura Bike