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Explore La Chaux-de-Fonds interactively

The digital guide to the city

Turn back time with the Augmented Reality tour and discover what life used to be like for the city’s watchmakers, thanks to virtual technology. With the aid of a mobile app, this tour of the city takes you from the era of watchmakers’ workshops through to the time of the watch industry. A whistle-stop tour of the past, during which the lightning-fast development of the watchmaker’s art in this region is outlined.

Opening times Today (Sunday) open

The tour can be enjoyed regardless of opening hours.


  • The tour is completed on foot (distance: 3.6 km)
  • The app is free to download for Android and IOS devices (smartphone/tablet). 
    Languages: German and French 
  • Visitors can also hire a tablet for CHF 10.00 from the tourist information office.

Weather & webcam Today: partly cloudy 6/13°

Day Weather Temperature
Today partly cloudy 6/13°
Tomorrow sunny 5/13°
Tuesday rain 2/5°
Wednesday snowfall -1/-1°
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