Auvernier. Photo/bild TES.

Auvernier on the shores of Lake Neuchâtel

The first mention of Auvernier (canton Neuchâtel) was in 1011 in a document confirming a donation of Averniacum by Rudolph III (970-1032), the last king of the Kingdom of Burgundy (888-1032)

Auvernier is located on the shores of Lake Neuchâtel. The place has been inhabited since Neolithic and Gallo-Roman times.

The Church (Le temple) of Auvernier. The village became Protestant in 1532.

The lake-dwelling houses are a UNESCO world heritage site. Over a length of 1.5 km, at least ten places were inhabited between the fourth and first millennium B.C. (see also the museum Laténium in Hauterive).

La Roche, 16th century

Fishing and viticulture were the main economic activities until 1945. The heraldry of the village

The town is also known for the castle of Auvernier from 1559 and other buildings, squares and medieval streets.

The village (municipality of Milvignes since 2013) is a tourist destination nowadays with the marina and beach of Auvernier.

(Source and further information:, Auvernier, Michel Egloff et Germain Hausmann, 2019;