Swiss funicular stations call to mind warm natural wood interiors, fine craftsmanship, beautiful architecture and people waiting expectantly for the cable car with their skis or backpacks.
Chaumont's funicular line starts at the foot of the mountain in the town of Neuchâtel and makes its steep ascent through forests. The ride is not long. Less than twenty minutes perhaps, but in those few minutes you leave the busyness of town behind you and arrive at quiet little community with great views of the three lake region and a number of Activities, including hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing and horseback riding. A few restaurants offer breakfast, lunch or dinner or just a drink if you choose.