Hiking & nature

The “Sentier du Temps” - Chaumont

A hiking trail that transports you from the time of the “Big Bang” to the appearance of man

On this walk, you’ll find it impossible to resist the unbeatable views over Lake Neuchâtel, Lake Murten and Lake Biel, the Swiss plateau and the distant Alps. Throughout the hike from the top of the Chaumont funicular to Neuchâtel, a total of 17 sculptures take you on a journey through time, retracing the history of the world from the “Big Bang” to the appearance of man.

Opening times

The attraction is open all year.

Subject to change without prior notice.


Visitors can follow the Sentier du Temps free of charge.

Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration.


This hike of 4.5 km takes you from the top of the Chaumont funicular to Neuchâtel. All along the trail, 17 wood statues retrace the history of the earth from the “Big Bang” to the appearance of man.


Take advantage of the Funi'Fondue combined offer and enjoy a tasty fondue at the Petit Hôtel de Chaumont while soaking up the incredible panoramic view.

Funi-Nature guide

The Funi-Nature guide book, available to buy from the Neuchâtel tourist offices, provides walkers with additional information relating to evolution, prehistory, nature, the forest, geology, traditional crafts, and the landscape.

Distance: 4.5 kilometers
Difference in altitude: 500 meters (downhill)
Duration: approximately 1 hour
Difficulty: Medium, but with some steep sections. Good footwear is recommended.

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