The Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel

Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921–90), the world-renowned writer and playwright, was also an avid painter and illustrator his whole life. The Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel (CDN) showcases his paintings as they relate to his literary works in a permanent exhibition. The museum also stages temporary exhibitions and events, and offers guided tours, workshops for schools, publications, a podcast and virtual tours. Designed by Mario Botta around Dürrenmatt’s former home, the CDN showcases parts of the writer and painter’s living space.

The CDN is close to the railway station in Neuchâtel, nestled in the heart of the green and leafy Vallon de l’Ermitage.

Permanent exhibition "Friedrich Dürrenmatt - writer and artist"

Teaser Dauerausstellung CDN

Permanent exhibition

The permanent exhibition is devoted to Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s rich and highly diversified art, and to how it relates to his literary output.

Exhibition "Friedrich Dürrenmatt – Rebellenfiguren"

Expo Rebelles

Friedrich Dürrenmatt – Rebellenfiguren

1. August – 10. Dezember 2023

Die Ausstellung entfächert ein Panorama der Rebellenfiguren, die der Schriftsteller und Maler Friedrich Dürrenmatt entwarf: von scheiternden Helden über zornige Götter und Amazonen bis hin zum ungleichen Liebespaar.

Living space

Sixtinische Kapelle

Dürrenmatt’s living space

Discover Dürrenmatt's Sistine Chapel, his library, impressive office and other places steeped in history at the CDN.



Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel
Pertuis-du-Sault 74
2000 Neuchâtel
T +41 58 466 70 60
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Opening hours

Wednesday till Sunday: 11:00 – 17:00
F. Dürrenmatt's office: Saturday 11 am-1.30 pm. and 2 pm-4.45 pm.

From 11.12.23 to 02.02.24: 
Saturday and Sunday 11:00 – 17:00

Expo Rebelles

Visites guidées de l’exposition «Friedrich Dürrenmatt–Les Rebelles»

Dimanche 27 août, 29 octobre et 26 novembre 2023 à 14h, dimanche 10 décembre à 13h, 14h et 15h. Entrée libre

Colloque MUSE

Symposium «F. Dürrenmatt, universeller Künstler und das MUS-E® Programm»

Dienstag 5. und Mittwoch 6. Dezember 2023
Anmeldung erforderlich bis am 22. November 2023.

Expo Rebelles

Finissage von «Friedrich Dürrenmatt - Rebellenfiguren» – Flash-Führungen

Sonntag, 10. Dezember 2023 um 13 Uhr, 14 Uhr und 15 Uhr.