NEUCHATEL

this is another pleasant swiss town, which is situated at the north-western shore of lake neuenburg ... during the Swiss expo 2002, visitors could get a ride with a large balloon which gave great views of the old town, the lake and the exposition area ... the main church on top of a steep hill is covered with colorful tiles, and the facades contain fine stonemasonry work in romanesque style ... of course there are historic fountains as well, and many window shutters are painted in traditional designs ...

by the way, the name of this town means "new-castle", or neu-burg in german and neuf-chateau in french (the two languages spoken there), but somehow a mixed-up hybrid, neuchatel, ended up to be the place's name ...