3. Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Literally meaning "New Castle", this Swiss town is a Mecca for history buffs from across the world.

You can lose yourself in museums for days at a time and stare at highly realistic statues of medieval knights, wondering if one of them is going to club you over the head with his mace.2

Don't miss the Jaquet-Droz Automata exhibits, which comprise of three 18th century machines that could be called the first ever robots built by man.

Each performs a different task: playing music, writing and drawing.

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