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🚂 Tourist Train of Neuchatel

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Tourisme neuchâtelois, Hôtel des Postes, 2000 Neuchâtel
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2019 Août
  • Date de Visite
    22.08.2019
  • GPS
    46.99107 6.93318

drapeau ville de Neuchâtel

Tourist Train of Neuchatel


The Little Train of Neuchâtel is a small tourist train that allows you to discover the city of Neuchâtel. The departure is located at the place of the port by the lake.

The little train parked at its starting point, place du port.
The little train parked at its starting point, place du port.

Summary


  • 🏆 Ranking: ⭐⭐
  • 💲 Price: Adulte: 7 francs / Child: 4 francs
  • 👁️ View: Old town, collegiate church, castle and lake of Neuchâtel
  • 💺 Seating: 58 (with 3 cars)
  • 🔀 Number of courses: 1
  • 🔁 Loop: Yes
  • ℹ️ Audio system: Yes (3 languages)
  • 🛑 1 stops to get on and off (collegiate)
  • ⏱️ Time: 45 minutes
  • 🚂 Locomotive: Électric

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Access


You must use the car parks of the city of Neuchâtel, the nearest is the harbour car park.

Train structure


The small train of Neuchâtel with a maximum capacity of 58 people is a small electric train that allows you to enjoy excellent visibility due to its roof and completely glazed walls, something unique in French-speaking Switzerland. Its decoration is inspired by the Belle Époque period.

Headphones in three languages (fr/en/de) allow you to receive information throughout the journey.

The glass structure of the Neuchâtel little train with the audio system.
The glass structure of the Neuchâtel little train with the audio system.

Course


The beginning of the route of the Neuchâtel little train is located at the place of the harbour of Neuchâtel. The journey takes about 45 minutes with a 15-minute break at the collegiate church in Neuchâtel.

The route of the little train of Neuchâtel.
The route of the little train of Neuchâtel.

The main sights that can be seen along the way are as follows:

Departure


The departure of the little train is located next to a large square where demonstrations often take place.

The departure of the little train is located next to a large square where demonstrations often take place.

Fine Arts District (Quartier des Beaux-Arts)


The Museum of Art and History of Neuchâtel (MAHN) in a Renaissance style building.

The Museum of Art and History of Neuchâtel (MAHN) in a Renaissance style building.

English Garden


The English Garden is located on an area reclaimed from the lake in the 19th century after the correction of the Jura waters and the nearly three metre drop of the lake’s level.

English Garden

Old town


The old town of Neuchâtel is pedestrianised. In the Middle Ages, many craftsmen worked there and the Seyon River, now covered, flowed between the houses.

Old town

Castle and Collegiate Church


The castle of Neuchâtel can be visited with a guide. Here, the entrance gate.

The castle of Neuchâtel can be visited with a guide. Here, the entrance gate.

The little train stopped in front of the collegiate church and its white statue in memory of a reformer.

The little train stopped in front of the collegiate church and its white statue in memory of a reformer.

Utopia Gateway (Passerelle de l’Utopie)


A projection over Lake Neuchâtel built for the 2002 National Exhibition.

A projection over Lake Neuchâtel built for the 2002 National Exhibition.

Rates


The entrance fees for the mini-train are as follows:

  • Adult: 8 francs
  • Child from 3 years old: 5 francs
  • AHV/Student: 5 francs

Video


A video about the little train of Neuchâtel.

Webcam


Webcam on the city and lake of Neuchâtel.

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