The Hôtel des Postes
30 May 2021
The Hôtel des Postes was designed by three architects from Neuchâtel: Jean Béguin, Ernest Prince and Alfred Rychner.
The Hôtel des Postes, located near the port of Neuchâtel, was built in three years and inaugurated on 1 April 1896.
The building formerly housed the World Union of Postal Companies, which was founded by the former Federal Councillor the Neuchâtelois Eugène Borel (1835-1892).
Under the cornice are engraved the names of 31 countries and 22 Swiss cantons. This is also a unique document because of vanished countries and empires, new countries and new old countries, like for example Serbia.
Today, the building houses the town’s post office and tourist office.