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Chaumont Panoramic Funicular Railway

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Wow what a view

If you are staying in Neuchatel it is a short bus ride. There are a few ways you can go up walk... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Edmonton, Canada
Fabulous view of Lake Neuchatel and region

Be sure to include this in your visit to Neuchatel. Take the funiculaire up the side of the hill... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
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La Coudre, Neuchatel 2010, Switzerland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are staying in Neuchatel it is a short bus ride. There are a few ways you can go up walk, ride or taxi. I would ride the funicular. If you want to walk down don't do what we did. We went the wrong...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Be sure to include this in your visit to Neuchatel. Take the funiculaire up the side of the hill (very steep at times) to the top of Chaumont. On a clear day, you get a great view of the whole lake and surrounding region. There...More

Thank Neil D
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

You have 4 choices to go up. Hiking which takes around 75 minutes . With lot of tough ups. Ride a bicycle. Be cautious it's a tough road. Take the fenicular and it is free if you have your neuchatel tourist card. Or by taxi....More

2  Thank Rabih S
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely trip only took 10 mins to reach the top the driver was very friendly. We stopped at the Petite Hôtel for a drink. Beautiful views over the lake highly recommend.

1  Thank MrsJoMcT
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Great views and very nice train ride (funicular). Very nice for individual travellers and families alike.

1  Thank Ronald G
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Bus 109 takes you from the train station to the base station, Le Coudre, in about 10mins. The cost of the bus & funicular tickets were included in the transport ticket I received gratis from the hotel I was staying at. Be sure to check...More

5  Thank Lexi61
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

I've never done anything like this before. It's a beautiful ride and once you are at the top, it has truly amazing views. The tram was full of mountain bikes and excited riders. It was a very fun trip up the mountain.

2  Thank Amy1918
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Chamount is definitely one of the most beautiful places i visit in my life. The funicular will take you on the top of the mountain where you can see beautiful panorama of Alps mountain and the lake. You can stop for a lunch in the...More

1  Thank Jutkiewm
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The ride on the funicular is much more than a simple lift up the side of a cliff - it takes 10 minutes to traverse in each direction. There is a mixture of gentler slopes followed by steep parts which makes for lots of variety....More

1  Thank Roger P
Reviewed 2 June 2016

I hiked to the top of chaumont with my dog, it s nice to people who outdoor activities. it's free if not taking the funicular but exhaustive at the end ... at the top we have a beautiful view of the city, the lac and...More

Thank TheCashWhisperer
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Response from Rabih S | Reviewed this property |
Hello The Fenicular closes on official holidays. During first 2 weeks of October there is no public holidays. Download the timetable: neuchateltourisme.ch/en/transport/rail/chaumont-funicular.310.html Enjoy!