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🗼 Jürgensen Tower

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2018 Avril
  • Date de Visite
    13.04.2018

The Jürgensen Tower


Built in 1880, the Jürgensen Tower (Tour Jürgensen in french) is located on the heights of Les Brenets in the middle of the forest on the “Caroline” hill.

The flag of the canton of Neuchâtel flies at the top of the Jürgensen tower. A small white cross distinguishes it from the Italian flag.
The flag of the canton of Neuchâtel flies at the top of the Jürgensen tower. A small white cross distinguishes it from the Italian flag.

Jules Frederik Jürgensen


The tower is named in honour of the Danish Jules Frederik Jürgensen (1808-1877), a watchmaker who lived in the region in the 19th century. After opening a watchmaking factory in Le Locle, he made his fortune in the manufacture of pocket watches and chronometers.

Jules Frederick Jürgensen. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
Jules Frederick Jürgensen - jurgensen tower

Access to the tower


Access to the tower takes 10 minutes from the car park on the road Les Brenets – Col-des-Roches just after the tunnel or 20 minutes from the village of Les Brenets. After the difficult opening of the door with the key attached to the wall, a spiral staircase leads to the top of the tower.

The entrance door to the tower with the famous key. The top of the tower.
The entrance door of the Jurgensen tower the key of the Jurgensen tower  the top of the Jurgensen tower

360-degree view


The Jürgensen tower offers a beautiful view of the Lac des Brenets which leads to Doubs Fall as well as the village of Les Brenets and, on the other side, on the Col des Roches where the underground mills are located.

View on the brenets and its lake. View towards Col-des-Roches.
View on the brenets and its lake from the Jurgensen tower View on the rock pass from the Jurgensen tower

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