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.

The funicular railway takes you from Neuchâtel La Coudre to Chaumont in comfort. Once at the top, a few short steps is all it takes before you reach a large playground, a climbing park, a lookout tower, the starting point of the Time Trail, picnic and barbecue spots, and the Restaurant Petit Hotel.

You can travel quickly and easily by train from Bern to Neuchâtel. Then change to the bus to the valley station of the funicular railway.

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Operating times, Funiculaire de Chaumont

The funicular railway operates daily all year round in accordance with the timetable.


Subject to change without prior notice


Prices for the funicular railway

  • CHF 4.20 Adults Single ticket
  • CHF 2.20 Adults with Half-Fare Card
  • CHF 2.20 Children 6–15.99 years

GA travelcard, Junior travelcard and Children’s Co-travelcard are valid

Climbing park

  • from CHF 39.00 Adults
  • from CHF 29.00 Adolescents 12 - 15.99 years
  • from CHF 23.00 Children 8 - 11.99 years
  • from CHF 19.00 Children 5 - 7.99 years
  • from CHF 10.00 Small children - 4.99 years

How to get there

Take the train to Neuchâtel and then bus no. 107 to the "La Coudre" stop. From there, the funicular takes you up to Chaumont in just 10 minutes. From Bern, you can reach the local mountain in just under an hour.

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