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Path of Time

"With a last glance at the view overlooking the town and lake of Neuchâtel, we venture into the undergrowth, remembering that the Big Bang took place about 15 billion years ago! Now we just follow the path and enjoy the viewpoints and changing colours of an autumn forest. By chance in the trunk of a tree, we’re surprised to come across the first sculpture and find we`ve already travelled millions of years! Then, everything speeds up as we discover animals with strange names and entertaining explanations. We arrive at the picnic spot, the perfect place for discussion: “what did the Australopithecus do in the day, Dad?’"

Florian, 34

Route: Funicular Chaumont - Roche de l'Ermitage in Neuchâtel
Duration: 1 hour
Distance: 3.8 km (2.3 miles)
Gradient: -500 m

Moderate, but some sections are steep. It's recommended to wear good shoes.


Good to know

  • The "Funi-Nature" guide, sold in our visitor centres, gives hikers additional information about evolution, pre-history, nature, the forest, geology, crafts and landscape.


Thematic walks | PDF, 20.70 MB

Tourisme neuchâtelois
Hôtel des Postes
2001 Neuchâtel
T. +41 (0) 32 889 68 90

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