is a crest which dominates Neuchâtel at
1151 meters high. From there you get a view of
the whole Neuchatel lake or it is also the start
point of a lot of paths on the Jura montain.
In 1910 a funicular was built to link Chaumont
to La Coudre which is a suburb of Neuchatel. It
was opened on 17 September 1910. At the same time
a tower was built at the top station. At the beginning
the top of the tower included a searchlight but
it is not in use anymore.
Today La Coudre can be reached by the trolley
bus Neuchatel - Hauterive.
For many years the funicular uses multicoloured
carriages, in 1995, the carriages were replaced
and they are still multicoloured: mostly yellow
and blue for the left carriage and mostly red
and blue for the right carriage.