Le Chaumont: Neuchâtel’s local mountain

A richly varied family day out in nature

The ridge between Lake Neuchâtel and Val de Ruz is Neuchâtel’s local mountain. It is both a panoramic viewpoint, and a place for enjoyment and activity – fun, in fact, for the whole family.

Bequem bringt Sie die Standseilbahn von Neuchâtel La Coudre nach Chaumont. Oben angekommen finden Sie nur ein paar Schritte entfernt ein grosser Spielplatz, ein Kletterpark, ein Aussichtsturm, der Startpunkt des Zeitpfads, Picknickmöglichkeiten und Grillstellen sowie das Restaurant Petit Hotel.

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    April to October

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    Prices for the funicular railway

    • CHF 4.40 Adults Single ticket
    • CHF 2.20 Reduced price Single ticket

    Onde Verte single ticket 1-2 zones; valid for 1 hour

    • Valid on all public transport for any number of journeys within the selected zones and period of validity.
    • Exceptions: Short-distance tickets entitle the user only to single trips.
    • Reduced price for Half-Fare travelcard holders, children aged from 6 to 16 and dogs (always second class).
    • GA travelcard, Junior travelcard and Children’s Co-travelcard are valid

    Climbing park

    • CHF 38.00 Adults
    • CHF 29.00 Adolescents 12 - 15.99 years
    • CHF 25.00 Children 8 - 11.99 years
    • CHF 19.00 Small children 4 - 7.99 years

    Climbing park

    Parc Aventure Chaumont

    The Chaumont climbing park offers fun, exercise and action for the whole family in natural woodland surroundings. On 11 courses with more than 150 climbing installations offering different levels of challenge, everyone can test their nerves and enjoy a fun experience. The “Mini” course is designed for absolute climbing novices and can be accessed by children as young as two years of age.

    Time Path

    The “Sentier du Temps” (“Time Path”) 

    This 4.5 km-long walking route takes you from the funicular railway mountain station on the Chaumont mountain down to Neuchâtel. Along the way, 17 sculptures tell the story of the Earth from the Big Bang to the dawn of humankind.

    Distance: 4.5 kilometres
    Elevation difference: 500 metres (descent)
    Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours
    Level of difficulty: Medium, with some steep sections. Good footwear is recommended.

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      Lookout tower

      Next to the mountain station, the distinctive 100-year-old lookout tower offers fantastic views over the Three Lakes as far as the Alps. 

      Food and drink

      Several picnic areas and barbecue facilities are available. If you prefer to let someone else do the cooking, you can treat yourself to local cuisine with a panoramic view at the Petit Hôtel.

      How to get there

      Mit der Bahn bis Neuchâtel, weiter mit dem Bus bis zur Haltestelle «Neuchâtel, La Coudre». Von dort aus bringt Sie die Standseilbahn in nur 13 Minuten nach Chaumont.

      Weather & webcam Today: light showers 22/29°

      Day Weather Temperature
      Today light showers 22/29°
      Tomorrow light showers 19/26°
      Saturday sunny 17/28°
      Sunday thunderstorms possible 19/31°
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