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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.

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    Highlights

    Atemberaubende Aussicht

    Der Panoramaturm bietet eine beeindruckende Aussicht, der mit seinen 1200 m ü. M. wie ein Adlerhorst anmutet. Der Blick schweift auf die Stadt Neuenburg, das Drei-Seen-Land, das Schweizer Mittelland bis hin zum majestätischen Relief der Alpen.

    Spiel und Spass mitten in der winterlichen Natur

    Mit seiner aussergewöhnlichen Lage an der Bergstation der Standseilbahn garantiert Ihnen der Besuch des Abenteuerparks «Parc Aventure» viel Spass und einen herrlichen Blick auf den See. Familien mit Kindern werden auch im Winter vom Spielplatz unter hohen, verschneiten Bäumen begeistert sein.

    Winterspaziergänge

    In diesem Wanderparadies haben Sie auch im Winter die Wahl zwischen einer Höhenwanderung mit Panoramablick in Richtung Chasseral oder Val-de-Ruz, im Verlauf derer Sie die wunderschöne Winterlandschaft durchqueren, oder Sie wandern bergab Richtung Neuenburg auf dem berühmten Wanderweg Sentier du Temps (Weg der Zeit), der mit seinen Holzskulpturen zu einer Zeitreise durch die Evolution des Lebens auf der Erde einlädt.

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    April to October

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    Rates

    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

    Notes

    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

    Take the train to Neuchâtel, then continue by bus to the “Neuchâtel, La Coudre” stop. From there, the funicular railway takes you to Chaumont in just 13 minutes.

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