Art Nouveau Architecture in Switzerland

Art Nouveau, characterized by its ornate and curved lines, organic forms, and the use of new materials such as iron and glass, was a major influence in the Arts at the end of the 19th century all across Europe. It is known by different names in different languages such as Jugendstil in German and sometimes Modern Style in English. In the Swiss Jura, a special version, known as "style sapin" (pine tree style), developed under the direction of Charles L'Eplattenier. Here are some not to be missed Art Nouveau style buildings in Switzerland !

Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Neuchâtel
1881 - 1887
Berghotel Schatzalp
1898 - 1900
Maison de l'Estérel
Musée des Beaux-Arts du Locle
Le Locle
Galerie Saint-François
1907 - 1909
Crématoire de La Chaux-de-Fonds
La Chaux-de-Fonds
1908 - 1910
Pfarrkirche St. Peter und Paul
1863 - 1866, ceiling 1909
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